55 845 km²
time to visit
April to June & September To Mid-November
November to Mach:
45 - 20 Monsoon
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
How to get here
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
Nearest railhead is Haridwar.
Well conencted by road, buses go to most places frquently.
Places to visit
Dehradun - Mussoorie
- Nainital - Almora
- Kausani - Corbett National Park -
Haridwar - Rishikesh
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.
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
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.