Kumaon is one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand and quite famous among travelers who plan their holiday here particularly during the summer season. The natives are named Kumaoni and their mother tongue is also referred Kumaoni which is the Central Pahari Languages. The region in Uttarakhand also offers some incredible summer destinations like the stunning Nainital City and its nearby lake towns of Naukuchiatal, Sattal, and Bhimtal.
Not to forget, it is home to a surplus of Hindu temples that count the cave of Patal Bhubhaneshwar and the most popular temples of Almora Bageshwar, and Jageshwar. Talking about Almora, this area is also famous for its sweet delicacies of Bal Mithai and Singauri which can be best bought from Almora city.
When counting hill stations in Uttarakhand, Kumaon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand. Kumaon regions have a series of stunning picturesque tourist attractions, making it a must-visit for all sightseers and travelers. Be it the trekking points, deep forests Himalayan mountain range, green valleys, or the famous temples, Kumaon has it all.
Let’s have a look at the top 5 hill stations in the Kumaon region.
This region in Uttarakhand, which is located at an elevation of 1938 m, derived its term from a lake named Naini, which is situated in the mid of the town. Nainital is one of the most popular and well-developed hill stations in Uttarakhand. It attracts numerous tourists, counting foreigners, throughout the year and is named to be a famous honeymoon destination for all the newly-wedded couples. Surrounded by mountains, the region offers a stunning mountain view to travelers. The top point of Nainital at an altitude of 2,615 m is Naina Peak, also named China Peak.
Best Places to Visit In Nainital: Nainital Lake, Naina Peak, Bhimtal, Raj Bhavan, Naina Devi Temple, Incredible Zoo and Sattal.
Best Time to Visit Nainital: December to February and March to May
Located at an elevation of 1890 m and nicknamed as Switzerland of India by Mahatma Gandhi, because of its eye-catching views of peaks such as Trisul, Nanda Devi, and Panchchuli. Kausani is a small hill station in the Uttarakhand Bageshwar district. The hill station and paradise amidst the Himalayas is quite famous amongst tourists for their tempting panoramic view of splendid mountain peaks. It is popular for paragliding, rock climbing, trekking, and rappelling.
Best Places to Visit In Kausani: Someshwar, Kot Bhramari Temple, Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, Baijnath Temple, Rudradhari Falls and Caves, Kausani Tea Estate, Bageshwar, and Pinnath.
Best Time to Visit Kausani: September to February and April to June
Nestled in Uttarakhand’s Almora district, also named as “Queen of Meadows” Ranikhet is the most beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand with astounding flora and fauna. Located at a height of about 1800 m, Ranikhet is enveloped by the beautiful Himalayan mountain ranges and spectacular lush green forests and pine trees. Tourists, counting foreigners, can be seen visiting this incredible place throughout the year. It is also quite renowned for trekking and a few other activities, such as adventurous rappelling, rock climbing, and water rafting.
Best Places to Visit In Ranikhet: Army Golf Course, Hairakhan Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Binsar Mahadev Temple, Katarmal Sun Temple, KRC Museum, Bhalu Dam, Jhula-Devi Temple, and Chaubatia Orchards.
Best Time to Visit Ranikhet: April to June and September to November
Kalyan Chand founded this incredible spot during the rule of the Chand dynasty in 1568. Located at an altitude of 1638 m, Almora is a famous hill station in Kumaon that offers an amazing sight of the lofty Himalayan mountain range. It is also popular for its tradition and rich culture. The lush greenery that surrounds this hill station makes it an ideal spot to explore with dear ones. It also has a range of trekking destinations till Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Mornaula, and Binsar. Swami Vivekanand visited this place thrice due to its alluring beauty.
Best Places to Visit In Almora: Almora Fort, Binsar, Nanda Devi Temple, Kasar Devi, Jageshwar, Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum, Katarmal, Chitai, and Banari Devi.
Best Time to Visit Almora: September to November and April to June
Amazing culture and traditions are the most crucial part of this region. As you steer further through the tranquil environment of the region, you might come across travel spots like Chaukori, Pithoragarh, and Munsiyari, which make exceptional holiday destinations in Uttarakhand.