Uttaranchal

Capital
Dehradun
Population
8,48 million
Area
55 845 km²
Languages
Kumaoni, Garhwali

Best time to visit
April to June & September To Mid-November
Climate (°C)
November to Mach:
30-5 degrees
June-July:
45 - 20 Monsoon

About

Situated in northern part of India, Uttaranchal is surrounded by Tibet & Nepal in the North, Madhya Pradesh in the South, Haryana, Delhi & Rajasthan in the West and Bihar in the East. Uttaranchal have 8 hill districts and an area and population that equals the state of Himachal Pardesh. Since times immemorial the hills of this region has attracted tourists and pilgrims from world over.

Uttaranchal is also a paradise for adventure sports. Ranging from Mountaineering, Trekking, Skiing, Skating, Water Sports to Aero Sports.

How to get here

Air
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.

Rail
Nearest railhead is Haridwar.

Bus
Well conencted by road, buses go to most places frquently.

Places to visit

Dehradun - Mussoorie - Nainital - Almora - Kausani - Corbett National Park - Haridwar - Rishikesh

.: Dehradun
The capital of Uttaranchal, is one of the oldest cities in India. The city offers a great selection of tourist destinations. Tapkeshwar, Robbers' Cave, Malsi Deer Park and Forest Research Institute. In addition to this, Jhanda Fair and Lakhawar Fair offer a variety of events that include folk dances, music and sport competitions.

Cradled in the awesome beauty and calm serenity of the stately Himalayas.

.: Mussoorie
Located at a height of 2000 mete,rs, this picturesque hill resort was set up during the days of the "Raj". It's treks and walks down the famous Camel Back Road welcome visitors in the summer and in the winter. For the Angler, fishing is available for Trout or Mahsee.

.: Nainital
A lake resort set at a height of 1,938 meters in a beautiful valley. Surrounded by 7 hills, the sparkling waters of a natural lake make it a gem among hill resorts.

.: Almora
Almora, the capital of Kumaon is situated between Kaushiki and Salmalirivers. This is the birth land of several noted freedom fighters, intellectuals, technocrats and bureaucrats. This place has been the prime administration center for the Chanol Kings, Gorkha invaders and British colonialists.

.: Kausani
1890 meters above sea level, Kausani, provides a breathtaking view of the snow capped peaks of Panchchuli, Nandakot, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda, Ghunti and Chaukhan. The famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant and the famous folk singer Gopidas belong to Kausani.

.: Corbett National Park
India's first and finest park spread over 520 sq. kms. along the banks of the Ramganga river, just 300 kms. northeast of Delhi in the foothills of the Himalayas is the Corbett National Park.

.: Haridwar
Represents the point where the Ganga reaches the plains. Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site, held in reverence for centuries. The Chinese pilgrim Hyuen Tsang who visited India in the first millennium CE, describes Haridwar as Mayura, on the eastern banks of the Ganges. Several temples and ashrams dot this town and a visit to Haridwar is like stepping into a totally different world. Haridwar is also the site of celebration of the Kumbha Mela, once in 12 years, when Jupiter transits to the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

.: Rishikesh
The place of sages a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga is an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for those who want to delve deeper into Meditation, Yoga &: other aspects of Hindusim. Various ashrams, spa centers, meditation centers, health centers, healing centers attract tourists from all over for lessons in Meditation & Yoga.



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