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Uttarakhand’s Enchanting Diversity

Apart from many popularly known places, Uttarakhand has some hidden marvels for adventurous tourists and nature lovers

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Located in the beautiful Himalayan mountain range, the state of Uttarakhand is a popular tourist destination offering a variety of attractions. Among the most visited places are Nainital, Mussoorie, and Jim Corbett National Park. A British-developed hill station, Nainital is located in the Kumaon region and derives its name from Naini Lake. It is popularly known as the Lake District of India. The queen of hills Mussoorie is located in the foothills of the Garhwal range. The hill station is popular among tourists for its lush green hills, the varied flora and fauna and the magical view of the Shivalik range. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest and the largest nature parks of India. It was established to protect the endangered Bengal tigers. Apart from these widely known places, Uttarakhand has some hidden marvels for adventurous tourists and nature lovers. Below is a look at them:

1. Binsar
Located in the dense green forest of the Kumaon region, Binsar is a hill station that is home to a popular wildlife sanctuary. Another major attraction of Binsar is the 300 km of majestic view of Himalaya Mountains form ground zero.

2. Kausani
Kausani is a hill station situated in Bageshwar district. It is famous for its scenic splendour. Mahatma Gandhi described it as the "Switzerland of India". Kausani was originally known as Valna.

3. Munsiyari
Munsiyari is a town in Pithoragarh district. Known for snowfall and pictorial views of Himalaya, it is a place that attracts many trekkers and mountaineers.

4. Robbers Cave
It is a river cave located 8 km from Dehradun. It is 600 metres long and is divided into 2 parts. The cave is known for a strange phenomenon in which a stream of water suddenly disappears from the sight and appears again after few meters.

5. Kanatal
It is a small village located on the Chamba and Mussoorie road. Kanatal is around 300 km from Delhi, 78 km from Dehradun, 38 km from Mussoorie and 12 km from Chamba. There used to be a lake in this location but it no longer exists.

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Ashima Gupta

Ashima Gupta is a student of journalism. She writes on entertainment, travel and lifestyle issues

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