Have you ever wanted to experience snow covered mountains, serene lakes, waterfalls, valleys, and lush green forests, these unconventional destinations offer absolute tranquillity, rejuvenation, and peace of mind?

Then Uttarakhand is the place to be.

Uttarakhand is also known as the Devbhoomi it is a beautiful place that is home to various revered temples. The place is home to the most beautiful hill stations, and also places like Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Almora, Haridwar are prime tourist attractions in Uttarakhand but that’s not all, there are places that have yet to be explored. The mesmerizing beauty of Uttarakhand lies in its untouched nature and the little-known hills where the only luxury is placidity and tranquillity. Here are some of the places that haven’t yet become commercialized tourist destinations and hence can be a part of your next unexplored destinations in Uttarakhand.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar

This place is a hidden gem. Popular for the Patal Bhuvaneshwar cave, a temple mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva but it is believed that the cave is home to 33 crore gods and goddesses. The reason why this place has been listed not just because of this mysterious cave but also the mesmerizing surrounding. The peaceful and serene environment of this place is spellbinding. To reach this place you need to travel just 13 km from Gangolihat in Pithoragarh district.


Khirsu is an unfathomed place but in recent times, it is earning a good name as a serene hill station. Located in the Pauri Garhwal district, Khirsu is located at a distance of 15 km from the Pauri town. It is a scenic and outlandish place stippled with the oak, deodar trees and apple orchards. This tiny Garhwal town provides a majestic view of the Himalayan ranges. A perfect destination not only for camping and trekking but also a paradise for all nature lovers as you get to enjoy the chirping of the birds long walks in the forests to explore new routes and capture the beautiful sight of the various Himalayan peaks as priceless memories.


Situated at an altitude of 7500 feet, in the lap of Kumaon hills, Mukteshwar is situated at a distance of 51 Kms from Nainital and 72 Km from Haldwani. ‘Chauli-Ki-Jali’, is situated on the fringe of a cliff near the 350 years old ‘Mukteshwar Dham Temple’, is a majestic spot to enjoy rock-climbing. The place offers a picturesque view of the Kumaon hills and various adventure activities.


Perched at an elevation of 2,300 mt and nestled in the folds of snow-clad mountains, Munsiyari is said to be the Kashmir of Uttrakhand. Located in the Pithoragarh District, it is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations known for its breath-taking vistas of pristine nature. People visit Munsiyari to break free the bustling life of the cities and to feel the serenity of this place. The place offers a magical view of the Himalayas and some breath-taking treks. The short trek to Nanda Devi temple is a must when you are in Munsiyari. It is at a distance of 3 km and offers the most b view of the Panchachuli mountains.


Situated at an altitude of 2420 mt, Binsar is a beautiful hill station in the midst of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The picturesque views and lush green forest of the Himalayan ranges, this place is a paradise for holiday seekers, nature lovers and trekking buffs from across the nation. The vibrant flower-strewn meadows, thick foliage and dense cover of oak, pine and rhododendron forests, will ensure every visitor would fall in love with the calm and beauty of this place. The Binsar wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 200 species of birds. The place is known for the 300 km of a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks.


This breath-taking hill station of Chakrata is situated in the Dehradun district and is one of the best-unexplored destinations in Uttarakhand. It is heaven for backpackers as well as a loner’s paradise. This beautiful hill station lets you experience several adventure activities, that includes enthralling mountain climbing. This scenic town has many beautiful waterfalls, the gorgeous Tiger fall is among them. Apart from this, the place also offers numerous treks, forest camping, and long village walk through the fringe of the hill station.

If you an avid traveler searching for the hidden places snuggled in the lap of Himalayas, then do plan a weekend getaway to one of the above places and explore the lesser known tourist places in Uttarakhand lies in the core of the Himalayas.

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