10 Most Beautiful Villages To Stop By On Your Uttarakhand Tour

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This pretty little hamlet in the Bageshwar district is perfect for a weekend of relaxation. For history buffs, the Anashakti Ashram is a must-visit, spiritual seekers can visit the Baijnath Temple and don’t forget to stop by the Kausani Shawl Factory for souvenirs and beautifully embroidered artisanal shawls.

A flowing stream in Kausani | Shutterstock


This one is a great winter destination. During the months of December till February, Chopta turns into a snow-covered fairytale village, perfect for skiing and trekking in the snow. Some of the popular trails in the area are Tunganath, Chandrashilla and Devariyatal treks.

The Tungnath-Chandrashila hiking trail during spring | Shutterstock


Surrounded by the Panchachuli Peaks, which include Nandakot, Nanda Devi, and Rajarambha peaks, this scenic village is a sight for sore eyes. Adventure seekers will find many exciting trekking trails with breathtaking views, and those who want to unwind can take long walks and soak up the beauty of the mountains in Munsiyari.

Sunset views of the Panchachuli Peaks | Shutterstock


Located 90 kilometres from Dehradun, Chakrata is the preferred weekend getaway from the capital of Uttarakhand. Visit the stunning Tiger Falls, a favourite amongst trekkers and picnickers, for a great time amidst the serene beauty of nature. 

Visit the stunning Tiger Falls in Chakrata | Shutterstock


This beautiful hamlet used to be the summer capital of the Chand dynasty rulers. The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to plentiful flora and fauna for nature enthusiasts. Indulge in delicious Kumaoni cuisine, go for nature walks and treks and stop by the sacred Kasar Devi Temple.

Go for nature walks and treks in Binsar | Shutterstock


This village is embraced by snowy peaks and tall pines and offers some excellent panoramic views. Go on long walks or indulge in camping and other adventure activities such as rock climbing and rappelling. The Surkanda Devi Temple is a must-visit for the religiously inclined. 

Kantal offers spectacular views | Shutterstock


This is a gorgeous gem in Uttarakhand, where you will experience incredible sunrise and sunsets. The revered Kartik Swami Temple is also in this village famed for its spiritual significance and stunning hilltop views. Kanakchauri is also a great spot for birdwatchers.

Kartik Swami Temple | Shutterstock


A popular tourist destination, Pangot sits in a valley amidst thickets of pine, oaks, and rhododendrons. The dense forest surrounding the village makes it an ideal spot for birdwatching, and nearly 250 avian species are found here.

Pangot is an ideal spot for birdwatching | Shutterstock


This beautiful Uttarkashi hamlet is the starting point of many popular treks, such as the Kedarkantha, Har-ki-Dun, and Ruinsara Tal treks. If you decide to visit just the village, you will be in awe of its picturesque setting and the warm hospitality of the locals.

Sankri is the base for popular treks like Kedarkantha | Shutterstock


A hidden gem in the hills of Uttarakhand, Chaukori is as scenic as it gets. The hamlet has many trekking trails and solitary nooks that you can explore and take in the natural beauty. A weekend trip to Chaukori offers a great antidote to the madness of city life.

Chaukori has many solitary nooks that you can explore | Shutterstock

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