Uttarakhand is very picturesque state of north India. It is popularly known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ or ‘Land of Gods’. The state shares international borders with Tibet and Nepal. Uttarakhand was declared as he 27th state of India, on November 9, 2000. Uttarakhand is divided into two distinct parts according to cultural reasons- Garhwal and Kumaon. The state is also a home for many ancient and holy temples and shrines. It witnesses a huge pull of pilgrims every year to visit the holy places. The Char Dhams- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are also in the state of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand has a bounty to offer for travel enthusiasts. The fresh atmosphere, gorgeous glaciers, snow laden peaks, elaborate mountains, deep forests, valley of flowers, trekking routes and skiing slopes, river rafting, paragliding make it a perfect destination to relax and unwind.
|Area:||53,486 (sq km)|
|Languages Spoken:||Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaon|
Famous Hill Stations
Mussoorie -Musoorie is considered as a very enchanting hill station of North India. The natural bounty of Mussoorie can only ne felt by going and staying there. The wide region of green mountains is blessed with flora and fauna. You can enjoy the beauty of Himalayas from the north-east and the Doon valley from the south. A trip to Mussooie is a must for nature lovers.
Haridwar– Haridwar is counted as one of the revered holiest places in India. It is situated in the beautiful place Uttarakhand. Blessed by the ancient believes, a visit to this holy place is a must for every Hindu pilgrim. People come here to offer homage to the deceased members of the family. It also works as a gateway to nearby holy points like, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath.
Rishikesh – Known as the Yoga Capital of around the world, Rishikesh has been in the list of top visiting places for not only Indians but foreigners. It has gained its reputation for having ashrams and temples at the foothills of the Himalayas. The distance from Haridwar to Rishikesh is 26 km. Pilgrims in large numbers come here every year.
Dhanaulti – If you are in a mood for a relaxed and laidback vacation, than Dhanaulti is the destination for you. It is a very charming but peaceful place, unlike nearby crowded hill stations. Dhanaulti is yet to be explored fully. You can enjoy leisure walks or serious trekking here. This weekend holiday spot is found on the Mussoorie-Chamba road. The height is around 2245 m above sea level.
How to Reach
Uttarakhand has regular connecting flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Dharamshala. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Dehradun.
The nearest railway stations are- Dehradun, Haridwar and Kathgodam. New Delhi plies regular Shatabdi express from Delhi to Dehradun.
Uttarakhand is very well connected to major cities nearby. There are Deluxe Coaches and Cab Services available from Delhi.
|Area (km2)||New Delhi|