The Kumaon division of Uttarakhand is redolent with historical richness. Whether you talk about scenic beauty, salubrious climate or the hospitality of the Kumaonis, you'll have a wonderful experience in every sense while visiting this tourist region. There are several interesting places where you can spend some quality time, connect with pristine nature and return home with several unforgettable moments. The Kumaon Mandal is comprised of six districts including Champawat, Nainital, Almora, Kausani, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar.
Undoubtedly, Kumaon is a complete paradise for wildlife lovers. Apart from the very famous Jim Corbett National Parklocated in this region, you can visit the Cave Garden, lakes, flora, fauna etc. The religious tourist circuit of Kumaon also attracts a large number of tourists and pilgrims. In any case, don't forget to experience the cultural wealth of this region. Kumaon has a cultural history, which dates back over 3,000 years. Items of art and craft, folk songs, folk dance forms, fairs and festivals - all make Kumaon a must-see destination.
In terms of popularity as well as beauty, Nainital heads the list of tourist destinations in Kumaon. If you enjoy being a part of the entire hustle-bustle, you can visit the place in summers. Visiting Nainital in winters is also an unforgettable experience.
A small but picturesque hill town, Almora is one of those travel destinations that aren't fully explored yet. Apart from soaking up the natural beauty of the Himalayas at Almora, you can also make a visit to the Binsar hills, located close by.
Initially known as Valna, Kausani is much popular for its exquisite beauty and the heart-stirring views of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli. It makes up for an excellent honeymoon or weekend destination.
Meaning 'Queen's Field', Ranikhet is yet another wonderful place in the Kumaon region. If you want to enjoy the snowfalls, you can plan your trip around December-January. Otherwise, summer is the best time to plan your travel.
At a distance of 16 km from Kausani, Baijnath is also a must-visit destination for travellers. The place is mostly frequented for the Baijnath Temple complex, dating long back to the 12th century AD. The temple complex occupies a position on the banks of the River Gomti.
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