Road Trips to Uttarakhand’s Historical Places

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand’s stunning natural beauty is a reason why it is so popular. Uttarakhand’s rich cultural heritage is another reason to visit. There were many places that served as summer retreats in the colonial era. These famous monuments can be explored best by taking a road trip that also takes you to the green and snow-capped hills. These are the top road trips that will take you to the most beautiful and inspiring heritage sites in your Uttarakhand tour packages.

Katarmal Sun Temple
Katarmal Sun Temple, located in Uttarakhand’s Katarmal village is at 2,116 metres above sea level. It is the temple dedicated to Hindu God Sun, and is second in India. Katarmalla, a Katyuri ruler who ruled the area, built the temple in the 9th Century. There are 45 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, Lakshman and Narayan, in addition to the main temple. When it is exposed to the Sun’s first rays, the shrine becomes unique.
The best time to visit is November through February

Baijnath Temple
Baijnath Temple is located in the Garhwal hills. It was built in 12th century and dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. It is well-maintained, and attracts devotees from all over the country. This temple does not have a specific opening or closing time. However, it closes at sunset.
The best time to visit is October-March

Dwarahat
Dwarahat is a historical place in Uttarakhand, at 2000m in the Kumaon Mountains. Dwarahat is well-known for its religious significance. It has 55 temples, many of which were built by the Katyuri Kings in the medieval period. Dwarahat offers tourists the opportunity to relax and unwind.
The best time to visit is any time of the year, with the exception of monsoons (August or September).

Bageshwar
Bageshwar is where the three rivers Saryu and Gomti meet. Many temples dating back to ancient times are found in Bageshwar and are visited by tourists as well as devotees. You can visit the Baghnath Temple (Temple of Bamani), Chandika Temple and Sriharu Temple. There are many other things you can do in Bageshwar besides visiting temples. The most popular is trekking. Trekking can be done in Pindari Glacier and Pandusthal.
The best time to visit is October-March

Narendra Nagar
Narendra Nagar can be found very near to Tehri Garhwal. From here, you can enjoy the stunning view of River Ganga or Doon valley.
The best time to visit is November through March

Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave
Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave can be found in Uttarakhand’s Bhubneshwar Village. Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave is just one of many caves. The limestone cave measures 160m in length and is 90 feet deep at the entrance. The cave contains a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and 33 other types deities. Raja Ritupurna was the first to discover the cave. He was a ruler in Surya Dynasty. He was the ruler of Ayodhya in the Treta Yuga.
The best time to visit is October-March

Nainital
Nainital is undoubtedly the most beautiful place in Uttarakhand. It is well-known for its beautiful scenery and the abundance of lakes. Many tourists from North India love to visit this place as a weekend getaway. Nainital is not only famous for its beauty but also its historical significance. Mukhteshwar Temple is a historical attraction that is more than 350-years old. You may be required to pay an entry fee when you visit Nanital.
The best time to visit is October to June

Fort Pithoragarh
Pithoragarh Fort is located in Pithoragarh. It was constructed by the Gorkhas in 1789 after their invasion of the town. From the fort, you can enjoy beautiful views of Kali Kumaon.
The best time to visit is October through February

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