Bugyal which literally suggests “meadow” is a high-altitude grassland that serves as a grazing field for livestock. These lush green pastures lavishly sprawl over a few acres of land in Uttarakhand. They remain engulfed in snow throughout the winters and in summers the meadows bloom with varied Himalayan flora that is known to the region. Many wildflowers, berries, and shrubs grow in these meadows which becomes a feast for the cattle to munch on. These alpine pasture land or meadows are usually seated at a high altitude, ranging between 3,300 meters (10,800 feet) and 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) in Uttarakhand.

Here are some of the most popular Bugyals of Uttarakhand

  • Kedar Kantha Bugyal
  • Dayara Bugyal
  • Chopta Bugyal
  • Kush Kalyan Bugyal
  • Tapovan Bugyal
  • Har Ki Doon Bugyal
  • Madhya Maheswar Bugyal
  • Panwali Kantha Bugyal
  • Auli Bugyal
  • Bedni Bugyal
  • Dev Kyara Bugyal
  • Laxmivan Bugyal
  • Kalpnath Bugyal
  • Rudranath Bugyal