5 Stunning Places You Can Visit In Uttarakhand Under ₹5000

by Suchismita Pal

Planning to make a short trip to the mountains but do not feel like splurging much? Then Uttarakhand is the best place to visit. The hilly state is home to some picturesque destinations that can be toured within a budget as low as ₹5000. So, which are the best budget destinations in Uttarakhand? Here are 5 options:

1. Shivpuri

The nearest tourist spots in Uttarakhand from Delhi are Haridwar and Rishikesh. The average fare of Delhi to Haridwar by train is around ₹200. Both of these destinations receive a large number of tourists and hostels here offer stays at prices as low as ₹150. But if you’re looking for a more scenic, touristy place to pamper the mountain lover in you, choose Shivpuri. Shivpuri is just around 43 minutes drive from Rishikesh. Lying by the holy Ganges, Shivpuri is lush green, less crowded and tanquil.

2. Ranikhet

Nestled in the army cantonment area, Ranikhet in a quiet town in the Himalayas that unfolds breathtaking natural beauty. For reaching Ranikhet, trains are available from Delhi to Kathgodam with fares as low as ₹200. From Kathgodam, you can take a cab to Ranikhet. You can get properties here as low as ₹700/night.

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3. Kausani

Escape to Kausani to catch the mesmerising glimpse of the Kumaon range. Kausani is a hidden gem in Uttarakhand and is thus not packed with tourist crowd. Here, you can take a breather in the fresh mountain air and click many Instagrammable pictures. To reach Kausani, you can take a train to Kathgodam and then hire a cab.

4. Binsar

Binsar is one of the most pocket-friendly destinations in Uttarakhand, close to Almora. You can reach Binsar by taking a local bus or cab from Kathgodam. Binsar has a wildlife sanctuary too where you can spot majestic animals like leopards, pine marten, jungle cat, chital and musk deer, among other creatures.

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5. Chamba

Chamba sits at the junction of Mussoorie and Rishikesh. To reach Chamba, you can take a train to Dehradun from Delhi. From Dehradun, take a cab to Chamba. From local culture and delish food to shopping experiences, Chamba has a lot to offer.