Kumaon is a scenic destination in the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India and is one of the most popular tourist spots. It is an ideal destination for a mountain holiday. It is known for its pleasant weather as it is for its natural beauty and view of the mountains. Kumaon hills give you a chance to enjoy the chilling mountain air, view snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas in the backdrop, scenic lakes, divine temples, wildlife sanctuaries, and lovely small villages. One will not only explore beautiful palaces but also enjoy the adventure of trekking and mountaineering.
The Jim Corbett National Park which is situated at the lower part of Kumaon Hills is home to many tigers. Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora are some of the most frequented hill stations in Kumaon. Keen on music and festivities, the people of this region celebrate a range of festivals and melas which celebrate the life and the religion of the people here such as Nanda Devi Mela, Purnagiri Mela, Chaiti Mela, etc.
Kumaon is one of the weekend getaway options for travellers. Bageshwar, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Binsar are other places of importance in the region. The peaceful, lake-side atmosphere amid swirls of incense and the sound of temple bells make Kumaon a weekend gateway. The Nanda Devi temple is an iconic structure of typical Kumaoni architecture. Kumaon consists of districts of Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Almora and Pithoragarh. The majestic Naini Lake is the centrepiece of Nainital and boating is one the most popular activity among tourists. Kumaon hills provide a vast attraction for the tourists, trekkers, and pilgrims and provide a panoramic view of the imposing Himalayan range. October to December and March to May are the best months to visit Kumaon. Spring to summer is the ideal time to visit Kumaon when the skies are clear the temperature is just perfect for all the sightseeing, and the scenery makes for some really lovely photographic memoirs. Obscurely located amidst the Kumaon hills, Abbott Mount offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of Nanda Ghunti, Trisul and Nanda Devi. For bird lovers, Abbott Mount is the go-to place with over 200 species of birds, both resident and migratory. Kumaon hills are also popular for adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling and paragliding.
It provides an ideal place to indulge in nature walks on forest trails that take some through lush greenery. Thus, Kumaon hills is a retreat destination where tourists come to relax and unwind in the calm and soothing lap of Mother Nature and enjoy adventure sports. Kumaon hills offer a picturesque landscape for its visitors.