State UTTARAKHAND, earlier known as Uttaranchal is a state of the part of northern India which is known as land of the Gods, “Devbhoomi”.  The state is called so due to many pilgrimage centres and temples all over in the state.  Uttarakhand is very well known for its Himalaya’s natural beauty also.  This state of India was created on 9th November 2000 which is the 27th state of our country, India.  The state was created from the adjoining district of Uttar Pradesh.  The state has the borders of Tibet country from its north and Nepal from the east.  Uttar Pradesh is at its south and on the west it has Himachal Pradesh.  The state has two divisions which are Garhwal and Kumaon division and has a total of 13 districts which are Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Pauri, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi.   The total population of the state is 10,116,752 according to the census of 2011. With this number of population, the state falls at the 19th most populous state of India.

1. Dehradun – Capital of Uttarakhand

Dehradun City
The capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is situated at Himalayan foothills. Dehradun is located within beautiful Himalayan ranges in view and holy Rivers Ganges and Yamuna flow either side of the city. Besides its natural scenic beauty, the place is famous for the superb architectural displays by some ancient constructions.

Visiting Places in Dehradun

2. Mussoorie

Mussoorie

Mussoorie, (famously known as the “Queen of Hills”), is located at a height of 6000 feet above from the sea level. With snow-covered Himalayan, the place carries natural beauty and a superb climate. The chilling winters and pleasant summers make the pleasant climate throughout the yea

Visiting places in Mussoorie

3. Nainital & Ranikhet

Nainital

A TOURIST’S SCENIC PLEASURE, famously known as the ‘Lake District of India’, is NAINITAL, a city with valley surrounded by the mountains on all sides. It is like the glitzy gemstone in the necklace of India, ‘The Himalayas’. Nainital has a never ending expanse of the picturesque beauty is the perfect gift of the Mother nature.

Visiting places in Nainital

Ranikhet
Yet another popular hill-station that apexes any tourist’s mood to a different position, is “RANIKHET” of Uttarakhand, India. Ranikhet, as referred “Queens Land” is located at a height of 1829 meters and is the perfect place to visit Himalayas at its best. It is also a cantonment town, therefore, it has Millitary Hospital of Kumaun Regiment and Naga Regiment which is maintained by the Indian Army.

4. Mukteswar

mukteshwar
Mukteshwar is one of the beautiful tourist spots of Uttarakhand and is situated in the district of Nainital. This town has derived its name from an ancient temple of Lord Shiva and is situated at a height of 2286 meters above the sea level. Mukteshwar often gets characterized as a ‘silent town’ because of its serene and peaceful environment. However, this small town offers a lot of attractions for those who seek adventure in the hills. One can have access to breath-taking views of over 22 snow clad peaks and dense deodar forests which are spread across an area of 220 square miles.

Visiting places in Mukteshwar
  • Mukteshwar Dham
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  • Chauthi Ki Jaali
  • Methodist Church
  • Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow

5. Jim Corbett

jim-corbet

The magnificent national park is well known for its tiger opulence. It is India’s oldest and prestigious National Park. The whole area has hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, large lake and grasslands which have spread to a 520 km stretch. The reserve allows its visitors to stay overnight within the National Park.

The magnificent national park is well known for its tiger opulence. It is India’s oldest and prestigious National Park. The whole area has hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, large lake and grasslands which have spread to a 520 km stretch. The reserve allows its visitors to stay overnight within the National Park.

6. Chamoli

temples of chamoli home

The second largest district of Uttarakhand is Chamoli. Chamoli district is surrounded by Tibet region to its north, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts to its east, Almora is right at the south of it and on the west side, it has Rudraprayag. Chamoli is called the abode of Gods. Within the district, there are lots of destinations to its pilgrims as well as to its tourists. Millions of pilgrims / tourists visit the district each year.

Visiting places in Chamoli

7. Almora

almora pic

A HEAVEN to nature lovers, Almora, the charming district is located on the eastern side of our Uttarakhand. Almora is a Hill Station that is one of the most stunning Himalayan beauties of Uttarakhand.

Visiting places in Almora

8. Rishikesh and Haridwar

Rishikesh

RISHIKESH, an assortment of serenity and escapade, its location at the convergence of River Ganges and Chandrabhaga with views of impressive hills and various adventurous activities such as trekking, rafting and camping fascinate nature lovers. It is a small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India.

Visiting places in Rishikesh

9. Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is the easternmost district of Uttarakhand, neighbouring Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity, Pithoragarh is popularly known as the ‘Little Kashmir’.

This captivating town with fascinating forests around it is located at an impressive height of 1,645 m and is nestled in a small valley. Pithoragarh town is a historical landmark.It was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon.

Visiting places in Pithoragarh
  • Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Pithoragarh Fort
  • Dhwaj Temple

10. Kausani

Kausani

If anyone is keen to enjoy the munificence of Mother Nature, KAUSANI is the lane you must be at this hill station. Kausani is located at a height of 1890 meters and is famous for the view of 350 km stretch of the grandiose Himalayas. Despite of being a small town, Kausani is one of the most attractive places to visit in Uttarakhand. The scenery of 300 kilometre wide views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges and the numerous tourist places in Kausani makes the town a must visit to its visitors. Because of its similarity in landscape, Mahatma Gandhi, ‘father of the nation’, called this place the “Switzerland of India”.

Visiting places in Kausani
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