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Many offbeat places in Himachal and Uttarakhand are unknown by many people. In this article, we will give you a brief about the offbeat places in the state of Uttarakhand.

Rider in Himalayas - Landscape of Uttarakhand Near Lohaghat Bhimtal - Nainital

Rider in Himalayas – Landscape of Uttarakhand Near Lohaghat Bhimtal – Nainital. Photo by Mubarak Khan from Delhi, India.


Kakrighat is one of the Offbeat Places In Uttarakhand place located beyond Kainchi. The great saint Swami Vivekananda used to meditate here in Kakrighat. The luxuriant green mountains and the views of the Himalayan range are something that should not be missed in your lifetime.


It is a small attractive hill station and a beautiful destination for those who seek a calm place under the shelter of nature. Naukuchiatal refers to nine cornered lakes, and as the name suggests, the hill station has a lake with nine corners. The lake covers 1 km and is 175 km deep, one of the deepest lakes of Nainital.


Shitlakhet is among the offbeat places of Uttarakhand, located about 24kms from Ranikhet. The place is far away from the hustle of the concrete cities. It is the best place to explore in Kumaon Himalayas. From Shitlakhet, views of Chaukamba peaks can also be witnessed.


Kausani is a village located in the district of Bageshwar in Uttarakhand. The place is famous for its spectacular scenic beauty. The splendid view of the 300 km wide Himalayan range is worth a visit. The charming greenery and lush greenery are ideal for people who desire a relaxing vacation.


Chaukori is located in the district of Pithoragarh. Towards the north of Chaukori is Tibet and Terai towards its south. A river named Mahakali flows towards its eastern boundary and forms the international border of Indo-Nepal.

Patal Bhubaneshwar

Patal Bhuvneshwar is a limestone cave temple is one of the most spiritual and mysterious places of Uttarakhand. The cave is a hidden pilgrimage and is primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva, but it is believed that the holy cave is the abode of 33 crore Gods.


Lohaghat is a picturesque place located on the banks of the Lohawati River. The place is wrapped with steep deodar trees and snow-fed Himalayan peaks. The hill station attracts visitors with its tranquil beauty and uninterrupted natural vistas. The green views of pine and oak trees give calmness to your eyes. The best time to visit Lohaghat is the summers, but winters are also pleasant.


Shyamlatal is a lake located 30 km from Tanakpur town. The name Shyamlatal comes from the word Shyam which means dark. The lake’s color is black because of the muddy water and hills surrounded by it. The famous ashram of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna Dev is located here.


Tanakpur is also called the doorway to the Purnagiri Devi temple. The Purnagiri temple is 30 km away from Tanakpur. The serene town is located in the heart of Kumaon. The place is just 3kms away from the Indo-Nepal border. Because of its closeness with Kumaon, Nepal, and Uttar Pradesh, the town is emerging as one of the business towns in the region of Kumaon. The quaint town is the first point in the Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage. ATMs, restaurants, petrol pumps, and other facilities are now buzzing in the town of Tanakpur.


Peora is a village in Nainital. The dream-like village is nature’s blessing for humans. This fairy-tale village has so much greenery, and serene beauty can easily leave Switzerland behind in terms of beauty. The place is adorned with natural beauty. People can get a perfect view of the Himalayan Shivalik range from the place. Peora is a virgin place untouched by modernity, and so, you won’t find any markets there. However, you might get to buy some local herbal factories.


Khurpatal Lake is the main attraction of Khurpatal town, and it is located in the outer Himalayan range of the Kumaon mountains. The offbeat town is a paradise for photographers and tourists. The emerald-colored Khurpatal lake will offer you the best pictures with a background as beautiful as a postcard. Khurpatal town is located 10 km away from Nainital. The beautiful town is bordered by lush green forests.

Kasar Devi

Kasar Devi is a popular Hindu shrine with an altitude of 2116 above sea level. Built-in the 2nd century, the temple is located on the hillock, overlooking the Almora town. The temple is surrounded by deodar and pine trees. In 1890, Swami Vivekananda came to this temple and performed meditation.


Didihat is also called the heart of Kumaon. The place is situated on the route of Kailash Mansarover. The place also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan range, including Panchachuli peaks.


Khirsu is a town from where the peak views look incredible. One can view the sunkissed Himalayas from their hotel rooms. The Himalayan range is just like a framed picture. The place is also famous for its apple orchards.


This place brings in an unending scenic view. The forests here help tourists explore pristine natural views, and tourists can enjoy good adventures here. The places of attraction here are Birthi Falls, Ramalam, Khalika Pass, etc. It comes up as the ideal place for bird and nature lovers.

This was the guide on the offbeat places in Uttarakhand. If you want to explore the places, Uttarakhand tour packages from Mumbai will provide you with the best services; they also cover offbeat places in Dehradun.

Deepak Mandavkar is a travel blogger who is based within Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is a big fan of spending his time travelling across the country, capturing the richness of country through photographs and writing. He is the founder of Swastik Tours, which is an Best Travel Agency In Mumbai that can assist you in choosing the best adventure for your special occasion.


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About the Photo

The photo in the header above is of the Rudradhari waterfalls located high up in the mountains, surrounded with a dense forest, on a trek from Kausani, a hill station and Village situated in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India. Photo by Deyroop, from Kolkata, India.

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Deepak Mandavkar is a travel blogger based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and founder of Swastik Tours

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15 Best Offbeat Places In Uttarakhand - You Must Visit

15 Best Offbeat Places In Uttarakhand - You Must Visit

15 Best Offbeat Places In Uttarakhand - You Must Visit

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