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Top Five Unexplored Places in Uttarakhand

When time is a constraint and the mind has given up from sitting in front of a computer screen, it’s high time to plan a weekend getaway. Planning a short break from a life stuck in a corporate rat race is something that excites your energy cells and what’s better than to plan a weekend trip that explores the hilly areas of Kumaon regions. Apart from giving a much-needed relief from the blistering heat of the plains, discovering solace while enjoying the marvels of nature is bound to give you a fulfilling experience. This time, embark on a journey that leads you to enjoy the beauty of some of the unexplored regions of Uttarakhand. Spiritual relaxation, peaceful stays, adventure and thrill, romantic escapades- with all this on offer, what’s more you need. Let’s find out more about these places by reading below.

Askot- Situated at an altitude of 1106 m, this princely state lies in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. With glimpses of lofty Himalayas cradling River kali at every bend, the small town is located on a ridge between Dharchula and Pithoragarh on the way to Kailash-Mansarovar yatra. Visit here to spot the rare species of deer in the famous Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary. Filled with natural wonders and eye-catching sceneries, visiting this place is an ideal way to relax your senses.

Khati- As one of the best options to unleash your stress in the lap of nature, Khati is the last inhabited village in the Pindari glacier. The village is located in the Bhageshwar district and is reached via trek from Kharkiya village. The trekking trail is lined with beautiful merging of rhododendron and oak forests making the adventure all the more relishing. Come experience it yourself!

Kalsi- Situated at an altitude of 780 m above sea level and lying on the Yamunotri route, the small village of Kalsi gives a sneak peek into the typical tribal lifestyle of Kumaon region. Go relive your childhood memories by cycling around on its winding roads or just sit down by the river side to relish serenity soaked in its ambience. Have a look of the famous Ashoka Pillar Rock Edict and release your stress in its peaceful environs.

Auli- If you are a winter sports enthusiast, Auli is the perfect choice for you. Get ready your ski equipment and slide your way down the snow-capped hills. A mesmerising view of the Himalayas from a Gondola ride is unforgettable. Make your plans to visit Auli during January to March as this is the best time to explore the town with its snowy veil.

Chakrata- Located on the riverside of Yamuna and Tons rivers, Chakrata is a perfect choice to indulge in skiing and trekking on its northern slants. Get your shoes ready for a trekking expedition to Kharamba Peak. Giving you a combination of peace and adventure, Chakrata must find a place on your travelogues.

Choose one and get your bag packs ready for a short break in the lap of nature!