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Uttarakhand

  • 5,3484 sq km
  • 9 November 2000
  • Dehradun
  • 72.28%
  • 159
  • 30.33N 78.06E
  • 84,79,562
  • Hindi,Urdu
  • Camicals,Edible
  • Dehradun
  • 13
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Uttarakhand

Uttaranchal , the 27th state of the Indian Union came into existence on 9th November 2000, when it was formally separated formally separated from the parent state of Uttar Pradesh . This charming hilly State consists of two regions a large number of sacred Shrines in the west and Kumaon in the east . Both the regions are blessed with exceptional natural beauty . The state is studded with stunning snow covered peaks glaciers , alpine meadows , crystal clear lakes holy rivers and exotic flora and funna.

GARHWAL : This sacred land is the source to two holiest rivers of hindu mythology - Ganga and Yamuna. Gangotri Glacier the source of great river Ganga in north - central Garhwal is one of the most revered spot for the Hindus . The chardham 's Badrinath , kedarnath , Haridwar and Rishikesh , where people come to discover a past but end up with a future are also located here . Every year between may and November , when the snows melt in the mountains , pilgrims and trekkers undertake the adventurous journey to visit the holy shrines and mighty peaks .

KUMAON: The tourist potential of this part of the state is not fully exploited as in the case of Garhwal. It has important pilgrim centres like Jageshwar , Bhageshwar and Baijnath as well as beautiful hill resorts like Nainital , Almora, Ranikhet and Kausani. The Corbett National Park, one the best game reserves of the country is located south-east of Nainital.

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