Uttarakhand Tourism, Uttarakhand Travel Guide

Uttarakhand Tourism

Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. Popularly referred as the ‘Land of Gods’, Uttarakhand is the home of holy Hindu temples, auspicious places of pilgrimage and worship. Known for its natural beauty and wealth of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is truly a paradise on earth with its fresh air, pure water, scenic beauty, and the chilling snow on mountains.

Uttarakhand, the 27th state of the Republic of India, was carved out of the Himalayan and adjoining north-western districts of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000 as Uttaranchal which was officially changed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand in January 2007. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region on the north, Nepal on the east and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the North West.

The provisional capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun. The High Court of the state is in Nainital. Broadly divided into two zones Kumaon and Garhwal, Uttarakhand is a 'paradise' for nature lovers and adventure sports like river rafting, trekking, and paragliding. Mussoorie, the 'Queen of Hills', Almora, the 'Switzerland of India', Nainital, the 'Lake District', Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Munsyari are just few examples of its natural beauty. Bhagirathi, Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi Kamet, Pindari, Sahastrataal, Milam, Kafni, Khatling, Gaumukh are famous for Mountaineering and Trekking, and Auli, Dayara Bugyal, Munsyari, Mundali are better locations for Skiing, Skating, and Water Sports. Pithoragarh, Jolly Grant, Pauri are famous for Aero Sports like Hand Gliding, Paragliding.

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