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Robber's Cave Snow View Dakpather National Park Har-ki-Pauri Mansa Devi Chandi Ghat
                           
Gorkhnath Temple Kedarnath Temple Vasuki Tal Gandhi Sarovar Bhairav Nath Gun Hill Kempti Falls
 
Camel's Back Road Lal Tibba Jheel Naini lake Neelkanth Tapkeshwar Temple
 

Nanda Devi Temple

 
nanda-deviThis ancient temple is one of the main attractions of Almora town. This temple is hundreds of year old and carries deep faith of many people from this area. The images and statues on walls of this temple are intricately and delicately carved. They are very attractive and almost true to life depiction has been done. Every year a fair is organized here. People from all over the place come and participate in this fair. Groups of young men & women dance on the pulsating music of the mountains.






 

Chitai Temple

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chitai-templeThe local people have much faith on this temple. The Chetai temple is located eight kms from Almora. This temple is surrounded by dense fur and pine tree forest. If you are a nature lover then you will certainly enjoy this place.








 

Public Museum

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public-museumNear Almora bus stand is the Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum. This museum provides a deep insight of the development of art, culture, life style of this region. It has a very rich collection items relating to Archaeological, Historic and cultural significance. This museum has unique collection of 'Apen', a folk style of painting. One can have a good view of the various aspect of this style painting. This museum is open from 10:30 in the morning to 4;30 in the evening.






 

Badrinath Temple

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badrinath-templeThe Temple has been renovated several times due to damage by avalanches. The present structure is 15 mtrs high and has a gilded cupola. The rawal or chief priest of the temple is a Namboodripad Brahmin from Kerala. The temple is divided into three parts - the garbha griha or sanctum sanctorum, the darshan mandap where the rituals are conducted and the sabha mandap where devotees assemble.






 

Tapt Kund And Surya Kund

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tapt-kundThe famous hot springs just below the temple. The sulphurous waters have a temperature of 550C. A dip, considered holy and refreshing to the body as well as the soul, is a must before offering prayers to Shri Badrinath ji.








 

Sashtradhar

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sashtradharAbout 14km from the city and is famous for its natural beauty and medicinal waterfalls, Sahastradhara is a very popular picnic and entertainment spot. There is also an attractive little Shiva temple snuggling under an over-hanging cliff.








 

Malsi Deer Park

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malsi-deer-parkThis is located 8km away on the road to Mussoori. It has deer, neelgai and a variety of birds.










 

Robber's Cave

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robbers-cavePopularly known as Guchu Pani is a picnic spot situated 8km away from the Dehradun.










 

Dakpather Barrage

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dakpather-barrageConstructed on the River Yamuna, is surrounded by gardens and is a popular picnic spot.










 

Rajaji National Park

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rajaji-national-parkConsists of three sanctuaries, namely Rajaji, Motickur and Chilla. It has elephant, leopard, sloth bear, striped hyena, spotted deer and variety of birds.









 

Har-ki-Pauri

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har-ki-pauriThe Main ghat and is supposed to be at the precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. Consequently, the river's power to wash away sins at this spot is superlative and endorsed by a footprint Vishnu (God of Hindu) left in a stone here. The ghat is on the west bank of a canal through which the Ganges is diverted just to the north. Each evening at sunset priests perform Ganga Aarti (the river worship ceremony) here, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream while priests engage in elaborate rituals. In addition to the main ghat, a series of smaller ghats extends along the canal bank, with large orange and white life-guard towers at intervals to ensure that bathing pilgrims don't get swept away.




 

Mansa Devi Temple

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mansa-devi-templeAtop a hill overlooking Haridwar, this temple is dedicated to the goddess mansa. Mansa is one of the forms of Shakti Durga who makes wishes come true. It is connected by a ropeway to the heart of town.









 

Chandi Ghat Temple

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chandi-devi-templeErected on Nhil Hill by a Kashmir raja, Suchet Singh, in 1929, and there are a number of temple at the hill. You may see large river turtles on the banks of the Nildhara River.









 

Gorkhnath Temple

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gorkhnath-templeAn imposig edifice dedicated to Guru Gorkhnath on main road leading to Har-Ki-Pauri. As might be expected in such an ancient pilgrim centre, Haridwar has temples for all devotess, all shades of religious persuasions underthat great umbrella of faith called Hinduism.








 

Kedarnath Temple

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kedarnath-templeBuilt in the 8th century A.D., The temple at Kedarnath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was renovated and refurbished by the religious reformer and saint, Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. Outside the temple door a large statue of Nandi the bull, stands as the guardian deity.








 

Vasuki Tal

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vasuki-tal6 km. At 4135 mtr. Above sea level, this lake is extraordinary, surrounded by high mountains and offering an excellent view of the Chaukhamba peaks.









 

Gandhi Sarovar

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gandhi-sarovar1.5 km. A small lake from where Yudhishthir, the eldest of the Pandavas, is said to have departed to heaven.









 

Bhairav Nath Temple

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bhairav-nath-templeTo the south of the main temple stands the temple of God Bhairav, the deity who guards the Kedarnath Temple in winter, when it is closed due to severe winter conditions.









 

Gun Hill

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gun-hillThe second highest peak in Mussoorie is connected by a ropeway troly to the Mall. There is an excellent view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley from Gun Hill. The high Himalayas spread like a panorama to the north. An eating, shopping and portrait complex on the top has telescopes to view various peaks, and a glittering wardrobe of costumes displayed by photographers.







 

Kempty Falls

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kempty-falls15km away on the Yamunotri Road are the biggest and prettiest falls in this area.










 

Camel's Back Road

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camels-back-roadThe 3km long road starting from the Kulri Bazaar and ending at the Library Bazaar offers a a picturesque walk with views of the Himalayas









 

Lal Tibba

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lal-tibbaThe highest peak in Mussoorie. An excellent trek, 4km from Picture Palace.










 

The Jheel

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the-jheelA picnic spot 6km away, on the Dehradun-Mussoorie Road, with good views of the Doon Valley.










 

Naini Lake

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naini-lakeThis attribute lake is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva's wife, Sati (naina is Sanskrit for eye). When Sati's father failed to invite Shiva to a family sacrifice, she burnt herself to death in protest. Shiva gathered the charred remains in his arms and proceeded to engage in a cosmic dance, which threatened to destroy the world. To terminate the dance, Vishnu chopped up the body into pieces, and the remains were scattered across India. The modern Naina Devi Temple at the northern end of the lake is built over the precise spot where the eye is believed to have failen.





 

Snow view

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snow-viewAt the top, a close up view of Naina Devi (7816m) which was, as the old brass plate here tells you, 'the highest mountain in the British empire'. Naina Devi was India's highest peak until Sikkim (and thus Kanchenjunga) was absorbed into the country. There's a small marble temple dedicated to Dev Mundi housing images of Durga, Shiva, Sita, Rama, Lakshmana and Hanuman. From Snow View you can walk west to another point and then continue on to the main road to Kilbury. From here you could continue up to China Peak or head down the road to Sukhatal, passing great views of the lake in route. A walk up to Snow View can take in the tiny Gadhan Kunkyop Ling Gompa of the Gelukpa order (of which the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader). Take the road uphill from the hotel city heart, from where a path branches off towards the gompa (the colorful prayers flags are visible from the road). The gompa serves Nainital's small (and mostly itinerant) Tibetan community. Most of the Tibetan families travel to Nainital in the summer season to sell sweaters and shawls, and in winter descend to the plains.


 

Tapkeshvar Temple

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tapkeshwar-temple5.5km away from Dehra Dun is the Tapkeshvar temple, a popular Hindu pilgrim centre and the venue of an annual fair held on Shivratri, which celebrates Lord Shiva's marriage with Parvati. Cool sulphur springs around the temple make excellent bathing spots for pilgrims.








 

Neelkanth

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neelkanthA majestic peak of the Himalayas, towering to 6600 mtrs, presents the most dramatic sight of Badrinath.