the best views of the himalayas in Uttaranchal??

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hey everyone...

what do you think... where is the best place in Uttaranchal to get the great views of the himalayas. i will be there first week of april. Oh and how cold will it be..
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Uttaranchal

Hi Redtiger,
In Uttaranchal you can get best view of Himalayas from lots of places. Depends how long you want to be there and whether you are going there only for great views of himalayas or wana mix it with views of Indian culture.
For Short trips even Tapovan is great (ahead of Gaumukh) or Hemkund (ahead of Joshimath), or if you wana wander in Glaciers and view the Himalayas, Pindari Glacier with great views of mountains like Nanda Devi is a great option. If you want to trek for 12-14 days in himalayas you can trek from Tapovan to Kedarnath through the passes in the himalayas.
remember only Vegetarian food is allowed in these areas and no Alcohol.
Temperature in April will be close to 7-10 deg in the night in the upper himalayas, and rains every afternoon.
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The views from Kasar Devi - which is above Almora are absolutely outstanding. Check out some of the pictures in my photo-gallery for an idea. No trekking needed either!

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If you are on a leisure trip and would like to enjoy the views of the Himalayas
then visit the Mussoroie- Dhanaulti - Surkanda devi route it has good view
and second place as per my suggestion is Kausani 4 hrs drive from Nainital
or Narkanda around 4 hrs drive from Shimla

These are the places from where you can view clear peaks on a lucky clear day
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thanks gs_uppal, rob the pom & goamit.......

My original plan of attact was Almore, kausani but was getting side tracked....
which hey thats a good thing.. i just want to get the best views.. I've seen the himalayas in nepal and ... what can i say but breathtaking..

ps Im definetly not a hiker.. would love to be and Im sure i was in another life ... but in this one nope
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Kasar Devi would definately be a good place for you!
It's a 10rps shared taxi above Almora. There's a charming guesthouse called 'Akash Deep' - it'll cost you about 60rps a night.

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Rob the pom.. everyone...

have U been west of uttaranchal... im intrigued.. there semes to be so much more info.. do U get any himalayan views
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Talking Best view of Himalayas

Hey,

For best view of Himalayas, go to

1. Himachal - Kullu, Manali or Rohtang Pass

2. Or Sikkim - U can go to Kunchenjunga national park....i am told it is beautiful.
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Originally Posted by redtiger Rob the pom.. everyone...

have U been west of uttaranchal... im intrigued.. there semes to be so much more info.. do U get any himalayan views
Uttaranchal has traditionally been divided into two parts, the western half known as Garhwaland the eastern region going by the name of Kumaon . There are so many places to see in Garhwal . The principal peaks being NandaDevi(25,661 feet), Kamet (25,413 feet), Trisul (23,382 feet),Badrinath (23,210 feet), Dunagiri (23,181 feet) and Kedarnath (22,853 feet). The Alakananda River one of the main sources of the Ganges, receives with its affluents the whole drainage of the district. At Devaprayag the Alaknanda joins the Bhagirathi.It includes the districts of Chamoli,Dehradun, Hardwar, Pauri (Pauri Garhwal), Rudraprayag, Tehri (Tehri Garhwal), and Uttarkashi.The entire Garhwal region is absolutely stunning.
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west of uttaranchal

hey red,
west of uttaranchal is the garhwal region (the other is kumaon).
Garhwal region is very beautiful with excellent views of the himalaya especially in the uttarkashi district. all the 4 Dhaams (Pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath) are in this region, thats the reason this region is a bit crowded too.
You can see the details of these 2 regions in their govt websites
Garhwal - http://www.gmvnl.com
Kumaon - http://www.kmvn.org

Do you want just the view of Himalayas or also want to get to the snow mountains (not on top ofcourse, i mean amongst them).
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The place I mentioned - Kasar Devi - is in Uttaranchal. You get a clear view of Nanda Devi, Trisul and you can even see Kamet - which is a fair distance away compared to the other peaks.
I think ddutta got it absolutely right - the region is glorious.
The best views I've found all across the Indian Himalaya - in no particular order are:-

The view from the Lago La in Kashmir.
The view from Kasar Devi in Uttaranchal.
Kanchenjunga seen from Kanchenjunga NP - almost any of the main viewpoints.
The view from Kalpa above Rekong Peo.
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In Chamoli District you can see all the following peaks
Nanda Devi (7817 mts.),
Kamet (7756 mts.),
Nanda Devi East (7434 mts.),
Trishul (7120 mts.),
Dunagiri (7066 mts.),
Dunagiri East (6489 mts.),
Hanuman Parvat (6070 mts.),
Devisthan II (6490 mts.),
Hathi Parvat (6727 mts.),
Gori Parvat (6590 mts.),
Neelkanth (6596 mts.),
Satopanth (7075 mts.),
Nar (5831 mts.)
Narayan (5965 mts.).

View from Gwaldham too is great, which is quite close from Almora.
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Garhwal Vs Kumaon

I had been to both the region (Almora , Nainital , Ranikhet , Kaushani etc in Kumaon Region & Gangotri , Gaumukh , Kedarnath , Badrinath , Joshimath , Moosourie , Dhanaulti etc in Garhwal Region). Both the the region has different types of beauty though both of them have the Himalaya in common. My pesrsonal favourite is Garhwal no doubt . I like the the fantastic photos of Kasar Devi by Rob_The_Pom & want to visit that place. Had been to Almora long time back but not went to Kasar Devi .
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thanks everyone great info..
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