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Ideal Places in Gangotri

The ideal place to worship God, and additionally a location to quench the thirst for journey, Gangotri is the origin of the River Ganges. Gangotri attracts various tourists every year.The attractive nature and also the mystical aura around this place have left individuals mesmerized. There is a supernatural touch attached with this place.

Embedded in the extraordinary Garhwal hills, Gangotri at an altitude of 3,048 meters is extremely very near to the Indo-Tibetan border. From Dehradun, Gangotri is about 300 km, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi. Temperatures in Gangotri during the summers are also moderately low with freezing cold winters.

Gangotri templeShopping in Gangotri

Gangotri isn’t a destination where you’ll be able to shop til you drop. Lively markets bulging with traditional handicrafts and antiques are conspicuous by their absence with theremote wilderness of Gangotri.
But returning from a tour to Gangotri without shopping in Gangotri may sound impossible if you were a true shopaholic.

But the a tour to Gangotri not be so disappointing if you were a real shopper.This site suggests you to shop at Dehradun instead of shopping in Gangotri. Dehradun is the most prominent township in the neighbourhood.

Dehradun, being the capital town of Uttaranchal, has active market where you’d find a range of things from all corners of the region. There are numerous shopping outlets, some run by the government while others are private, to substitute for the lack of shopping opportunity in Gangotri.

The main handicraft in this region is woodcarving. The woodcrafts make for great souvenirs for your Uttaranchal tour.

Check out woolen products, Paintings, Ornaments while shopping in Dehradun. The fragrant Basmati rice is also a popular item for shopping in Dehradun.

Explore all the Ideal Places in Gangotri and have fun!

Travel to Bhimtal

Bhimtal, named after the mythological Bhima of the Mahabharat, is near Nainital in Uttarakhand. The city has come up around one amongst a group of the many natural lakes in Nainital, the Lake District in the state.

The small green city at an altitude of 1370 meters in the Kumaon Hills in the lessert he Himalaya, is at a lower elevation than Nainital, winters could be a pleasant all the year around destination. In summer it can get hot and the winters are not as cold at the hill stations. As it is closer to Delhi than Nainital, it is fast becoming a popular weekend getaway from the city.

BhimtaalDotted with small temples atop the green Kumaon hills, and natural H2O lakes in shut proximity, Bhimtal could be a serene city, good for relaxation and pleasing destination. Most visitors stop here en route to Nainital, but one can stay at the numerous hotels in Bhimtal and make excursions to the nearby lakes and temples. Boating in the lake is a favorite pastime, as this lake is bigger than the Nainital Lake and not as crowde

As Bhimtal is a quiet town, you can enjoy the solitude, the beautiful natural setting, take walks around the lake and trek to the other lakes, which are a few kilometers away. Dense oak, pine trees and shrubs surround all the freshwater lakes.

Nature lovers can watch the migratory birds and butterflies around the lakes. There are many species indigenous to the area. The lakes also have fish in them, but fishing is prohibited. The local people have also set up private camp sites near the lakes.

Best Time to visit

Bhimtal is a year round destination, though the best time to visit is from March to June in summer and September to November in winter. In the months of December and January, it is cold in Bhimtal but not as cold as in the surrounding hill stations of Uttarakhand. In Monsoons in July and August, the hill roads are not very good to travel and are landslide prone.Bhimtal

Shopping

This steel city, being a major industrial region, is not much known for shopping. However, the place houses some good market areas, which provides different options for shopping to both its residents as well as tourists. Civic Center, one of the oldest shopping places, is among the favorable shopping destinations of the locals. This place gives opportunity to get indulged in long time shopping that attracts shop lovers the most. The other two famous shopping complexes of this city are Akash Ganga and Gangotri. Apart from selling various types of modernized products, these market places of Bhilai even offers varied local handcrafted items.


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Places to See in Mussoorie

As the second highest peak in Mussoorie, it’s believed that in the past a canon was fired every afternoon, providing the time to the local residents, who then adjusted their watches accordingly. At present the location houses a water reservoir. Tourists will witness spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of Himalayas from the hill and it can be reached by taking a ropeway ride or by trekking. Check out the must visit places to see in Mussoorie.

The Christ Church

christ church mussoorieBuilt in 1836, the church is believed to be the oldest church in Himalayas. Designed in Gothic style, the events in the life of Jesus Christ are illustrated in the glass windows within the Church. The church has an ancient William Hill organ, about 100 years old and the church vicinity has a deodar tree planted by Princess of Wales in 1906.

Camel’s Back Road

It is a stretch of roughly 3 km long road from Library point to Kulri Bazaar. The road got its name from its rocks formed sort of a camel’s hump. Surrounded by mountains and greenery, the road is known for its natural beauty and offers beautiful views of sunrise, sunset and mountains. It’s ideally used by locals for morning and evening walks. Horseback rides are also available on this road.

Lal Tibba

Lal TibbaThe highest point in Mussoorie, the hill is also referred as Depot Hill. The Indian Military services are positioned at Lal Tibba. Broadcasting stations of All India Radio and Doordarshan are situated atop Lal Tibba. From here sightseeing through the lens of an old Japanese telescope is possible. Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset can also be witnessed from this vantage point.

The Mall

It’s the main shopping location situated at the center of Mussoorie, with lamppost and benches lined up besides the road, the mall throws a glimpse of the colonial period. One has to pass through the Mall to reach any place in Mussoorie. Apart from shopping the main attractions of the mall are video game parlours, restaurants, skating ring, windy point and the Methodist Church.

Happy Valley

The valley is popular for Tibetan Buddhist temple – Shedup Choepelling temple, the IAS Academy and also the Municipal Garden. Set on the western side of Library point, the valley leads to Cloud’s End, a tourist place where the borders of Mussoorie end and further on is the Hathipaon Park Estate. The valley is known for its estates, gardens, and temples.Happy Valley

Sisters Bazaar

The bazaar got its name from the Nuns who served as nurses in the British dormitories during this space. The area is more like a residential colony with a few shops spread across. One will visit the celebrated confectionery shop of the Bazaar- “the Prakash Brothers Store”. Other famous attractions are the residence of celebrated personalities like Dev Anand, Victor Banerjee and Tom Alter.


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