Between the bounds of Nepal and Tibet, under the shadow of the mighty white peaks of the Himalayas, lies Uttarakhand – a land of unrestrained natural beauty. The southern part of Uttarakhand is occupied by Kumaon, a region studded with glistening lakes and mazes of enchanting valleys. If you wish to spend some quality time with your family surrounded by peace and idyllic scenery, Kumaon is the perfect destination for you.
From the picturesque resort town of Nainital to the legendary wildlife reserves of Corbett, Kumaon has all this and more wrapped in an adventurous yet children-friendly package. Other points of great interest include Kausani, Almora, Ranikhet, Binsar, and Bhimtal.
Kausani is a hill station situated in the Bageshwar district of Kumaon. The small town manages to provide spiritual as well as adventurous respite to tourists, what with its rich heritage temples and thrilling trek opportunities. One of the most fun things to do in Kausani is to undertake the Pindari Glacier Trek, which is outlined by the hypnotic view of the Himalayas.
Almora is the place to go for an unforgettable family vacation. Here, you can enjoy a picnic in the lush green gardens of Martola, pay a visit to the charming Deer Park, and stare in awe at the intricate sculpturing of Katarmal, a temple dedicated to the Sun God.
The scarcely-populated area of Ranikhet is celebrated for its incomparable cleanliness and tranquillity. Embark on a pilgrimage of sacred temples like the Upat Kalika Temple, the Jhula Devi Temple, and the Mankameshwar Temple. Round your trip with a visit to the Sunset Point, which offers a spectacular view of the setting sun against a backdrop of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks.
Situated about 230 kilometres away from Ranikhet, Binsar is where flora and fauna flourish in full bloom. Must-visit places in the town include Khali Estate and the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, which serves as a sanctuary to the shrinking broad leaf oak as well as over 200 bird species.
Bhimtal is a delightful spot engulfed by panoramic views of the Himalayas. Naukuchiatal, literally meaning the ‘nine-cornered lake’, is the deepest lake in the Nainital region. Here, you can indulge in water sports such as paragliding, yachting, and fishing.
Nainital is, without a doubt, the most popular tourist attraction in Uttarakhand. It is home to the Jim Corbett National Park, where rare wildlife is naturally preserved. It is also the region where the Naini Lake calmly rests in between two mountains. From pedalling on a boat to exploring Jim Corbett’s residence, everything that Nainital has to offer is a journey toward blissfulness.
Out of all the things to do and places to see in Uttarakhand, Kumaon deserves a spot on top of your bucket list. To ensure that your family getaway is a fun-filled ride even in between destinations, Club Mahindra offers the most strategically-located resorts in Uttarakhand – at Kanatal near Dehradun, Binsar near Almora, Mussoorie, Naukuchiatal near Nainital and Corbett resort in Uttarakhand. If you are staying at these locations, take a peek at Club Mahindra reviews to find out why we are your best holiday partner.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
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