If you reside in Uttarakhand or are planning to visit there, then you should be aware of bank holidays in Uttarakhand. As the name suggests, most of the public-sector banks and private-sector banks are closed on Uttarakhand’s bank holidays. This might be an issue for those who like to perform banking transactions offline.

Uttarakhand Bank Holidays List 2020 - Acko

Note that you can transact online via internet banking and mobile banking on bank holidays in Uttarakhand in 2020. Automated Teller Machines, or ATMs as they are popularly referred to, are also functional during Uttarakhand’s bank holidays in 2020. This article is about important things to know about Uttarakhand’s bank holidays.

Bank Holidays Calendar in Uttarakhand:

Here’s a list of Uttarakhand’s bank holidays for 2020. Note that the dates mentioned in the list of bank holidays calendar in Uttarakhand might change as some dates of festivals cannot be declared in advance. Also, there are bank holidays in Uttarakhand on the second and fourth Saturdays, and all Sundays.

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during January:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday11-JanSecond Saturday
Saturday25-JanFourth Saturday
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during February:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday08-FebSecond Saturday
Friday21-FebMaha Shivratri
Saturday22-FebFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during March:

DayDateHoliday
Tuesday10-MarHoli
Saturday14-MarSecond Saturday
Saturday28-MarFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during April:

DayDateHoliday
Thursday2-AprRam Navami
Friday10-AprGood Friday
Saturday11-AprSecond Saturday
Tuesday14-AprilDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday25-AprFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during May:

DayDateHoliday
Thursday7-MayBuddha Poornima
Saturday09-MaySecond Saturday
Saturday23-MayFourth Saturday
Sunday24-MayEId-ul-Fitr

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during June:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday13-JunSecond Saturday
Saturday27-JunFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during July:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday11-JulSecond Saturday
Saturday25-JulFourth Saturday
Friday31-JulBakri Eid

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during August:

DayDateHoliday
Monday3-AugRaksha Bandhan
Saturday08-AugSecond Saturday
Tuesday11-AugJanmashtami
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day
Saturday22-AugFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during September:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday12-SepSecond Saturday
Saturday26-SepFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during October:

DayDateHoliday
Friday02-OctMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday10-OctSecond Saturday
Saturday24-OctFourth Saturday
Monday26-OctVijaya Dashami
Friday30-OctEid-E-Milad

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during November:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday14-NovDiwali
Sunday15-NovDiwali
Monday16-NovBhaidooj
Saturday28-NovFourth Saturday
Monday30-NovGuru Nanak Jayanti

Bank holidays in Uttarakhand during December:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday12-DecSecond Saturday
Friday25-DecChristmas
Saturday26-DecFourth Saturday

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: Bank holidays stated above are for banks in Uttarakhand including its following cities.

  • Dehradun
  • Haridwar
  • Roorkee
  • Haldwani
  • Rudrapur
  • Kashipur
  • Rishikesh

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Top Places to Visit in Uttarakhand:

Uttarakhand is located in north India bordering Nepal. It is known for scenic views of the Himalayan range and the tranquillity of its natural beauty. Uttarakhand is famous as ‘Land of the Gods’, as it is a renowned pilgrimage site for the Hindus.

People who engage in religious tourism and those who like trekking find Uttarakhand fascinating. The state is primarily distinguished by its northern and southern regions, which are referred to as Garwhal and Kumaon, respectively.  Here are some prominent tourist spots that you must visit in Uttarakhand.

Corbett National Park: This national park is named after Jim Corbett. It is located in the Nainital district and is known for its varied wildlife. You can experience a jeep safari at the park to watch animals in their natural surroundings.

Haridwar: Haridwar is among India’s holiest sites. Hindus from all over the country and across the world assemble here to take a dip in the holy Ganga to wash their sins. The aarti held in the evenings is a massive crowd-puller.

Rishikesh: Another holy spot in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is famous for its connection with Yoga. As a result, Rishikesh attracts a lot of foreign tourists looking to explore the ancient technique. Rishikesh is at an hour’s drive from Haridwar and can be clubbed with it while visiting Uttarakhand.

Nainital: Nainital has been a popular tourist destination for years. It was a summer retreat for the Britishers during the pre-independence era. You can enjoy boating in the Naini lake and spend time shopping and eating at the Mall road.

Valley of Flowers: If you are mesmerized by flowers, then get ready for an experience of a lifetime at Uttarakhand’s Valley of Flowers National park. This destination is open between June and October and is home to a wide variety of flowers, which create a staggering setting along with the snow-capped mountains in the background.


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