Uttrakhand -10 Unheard places for Solo Traveller!


Travel to these unheard of destinations if you are looking for inner peace! Being close to nature always helps in healing from all wounds. Learn tolerance and the strength to keep going..

  • Khirsu

Picture Credit- Pankaj Anand


Khirsu is at a total altitude of about 1700 meters above sea level and it is at a total distance of 15 km from Pauri. It is a lovely and peaceful place that is filled with trees of Deodar, Apple and Oak. The location is in the Pauri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand. Khirsu offers travelers and tourists a good opportunity of viewing the tall and imposing Himalaya Mountain Ranges.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station (127 kms)

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport (174 kms)

By Road: A motorable road connects Khirsu with Pauri, the nearest town. Pauri is well connected through roads with Dehradun, Rishikesh and Kotdwar. But, a trek from Pauri, down the Kandoliya hills offers the most exciting alternative route to Khirsu.

  • Pangot

Picture Credit- Discover Uttarakhand


Pangot is a small picturesque hamlet famous for its jungles and birds, located just 15 kms from Nainital. The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals,barking deer and sambhar.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station (18 kms)

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (56 kms)

By Road: Pangot is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses and taxis to Jeolikot are easily available. It is situated 17kms before Nainital on NH-87.

  • Kanatal

Picture Credit- Saffron Trail

Kanatal is a city in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kanatal is 78 km from Dehradun(capital of the State Uttarakhand), 38 km from Mussoorie and 12 km from Chamba. It is on the Chamba-Mussoorie highway and nearly 300 km from Delhi. Trekking, indulging in walking trails, going for picnics, indulging in photography, meditating and Yoga camps are some of the activities which attract tourists to this place.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station (75 kms)

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport (92 kms)

By Road: Kanatal is well connected with motorable roads situated on Mussoorie – Chamba road.

  • Patal Bhuvaneshwar

Picture Credit- Soumya


It is located in the village Bhubneshwar. Legend and folklore have it that this underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty three koti Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance. Built by the flow of water, Patal Bhuvaneshwar is not just one cave, rather a series of caves within caves.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Tanakpur Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (244 kms)

By Road: Patal Bhuvaneshwar is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state.

  • Chaukori

Picture Credit- Soumya


Chaukori is a dream, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks and dense forests. Chaukori is a tiny hill station in the Pithoragarh district set among the lofty peaks, of the western Himalayan Range in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. Chaukori is not just another hill station. It’s for the very few, who want to be there, in the majestic proximity of the Himalayas for an unbound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli peaks.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station (180 kms)

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (205 kms)

By Road: Chaukori is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses to Kathgodam and Almora are available from Delhi.

  • Gwaldam

Picture Credit- Rajesh


Gwaldam is a little lethargic town, on the border of Garhwal and Kumaon. Set amidst green woods and apple orchards, it is located at an altitude of 1629 m.40 km away from Kausani. Gwaldam offers a fascinating view of Himalayan peaks Nanda Devi (7817 mt), Trishul (7120 mt) and Nanda Ghunti (6309 mt). Gwaldam with its salubrious climate is a little heaven nestling in the woods. There are several orchards generally of apple. From Gwaldam, the road winds its way through dense forests and terraced fields dotted with rustic cottages of small towns.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kotdwar Railway Station (160 kms)

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport (250 kms)

By Road: Gwaldam is well connected by roads from all sides. It is 36 km from Kausani, 22km from Baijnath, 45 km from Bageshwar and only 149 km from Nainital.

  • Mori

Picture Credit- Joy Club

A sleepy hamlet, amazingly scenic beautiful village, surrounded by greenish and yellowish paddy fields, Mori is located on the banks of renowned Tons River. Mori is a part of the Tons valley, have a unique culture and history. Local folks boast that they are the descendants of the Kauravas and Pandavas, the mythological royal warriors and kings in the epic age of Mahabharatha.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

By Road: Buses from Dehradun to Purola are easily available. To reach Mori one must change for a taxi or bus to reach Mori from Purola. Mori is situated 30kms from Purola. The other route to reach Mori is from Chakrata via Hanol.

  • Jageshwar

Picture Credit- Sarson ke khet


Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora district, Uttarakhand, believed to carry the Nagesh Jyotirlinga dedicated to Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora, in Kumaun region. There are around 124 temples that are located in the town and these include many small stone temples and large temple complexes as well. The Dandeshwar Temple is the biggest of the lot and many devotes can be seen in here. Among the oldest standing temples is the Mritunjaya Temple.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

By Road: Jageshwar is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses to Haldwani and Almora can be taken from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi.

  • Barkot

Picture Credit- Shiva


Situated at an elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level, Barkot is one of the popular destinations situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The district is a part of Garhwal division. The Barkot city is surrounded on the north by the Dehradun district, on the northeast by Tibet, on the east by Chamoli, on the southeast by the Rudraprayag district and on the south by Tehri Garhwal district.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station(132 kms)

Nearest Airport: Jolly grant Airport (161 kms)

By Road: Barkot is well connected with motorable roads from major destinations of Garhwal region like Tehri, Dehradun, Uttarkashi and Rishikesh etc.

  • Jeolikot

Jeolikot, an ideal place on the Nainital-Haldwani Highway to spend the summer holidays in a calm, secluded and cool environment, is a haven for nature lovers and those visitors who are interested in butter fly watching and floriculture. Star-lit wintry nights here are amazing.


How to Reach:

Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam Railway Station(18 kms)

Nearest Airport: Pant nagarAirport (56 kms)

By Road: Jeolikot is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses and taxis to Jeolikot are easily available. It is situated 17kms before Nainital on NH-87.


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