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The state of Uttaranchal is located in northern India. The state is referred to as the state of Gods, as there are many temples and places of religious importance present here. Dehradun is the capital city of the state and the primary language spoken is Hindi. The state is bordered by Tibet, Nepal, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Uttaranchal attained statehood on the 9th of November 2000 and was added as the 27th state in India.

The state changed its name from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand in the month of January in 2000. Another language spoken in the state apart from Hindi is Pahari. The Pahari language group consists of many languages which are akin to the Hindi language. The origins of Pahari can be traced to Sanskrit.

Destinations to Visit in the State

Cities which tourists will love to visit in Uttarakhand are Dehradun, Chamba, Almora, Mukteshwar, Haridwar, Nainital, Rishikesh, Mussoorie and Pithorgarh. Dehradun is also called the “Oxford in India” because of the number of boarding schools in the city. Haridwar and Rishikesh are considered to be the most divine places in the whole country. Mussoorie and Nainital are famous hill stations and Almora and Chamba are known for their scenic locales.

You can also visit Auli, which has a ski resort; Badrinath, which houses a temple of Lord Vishnu; Bhowali and Chakrata are scenic hill stations that are relatively empty; the Corbett National Park, which is the oldest National Park in India; Chaukori, where you can get a view of Mount Nandadevi; Kedarnath, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva; Yamunotri, and Gopeshwara, which features amazing dense forests.

The Nanda Devi National Park and the Valley of Flowers are listed under UNESCO Heritage sites. The valley of flowers is nestled in the Himalayas and is a national park; it is famous for its magnificent beauty. The valley is splashed with myriad colors of different varieties of flowers. It covers an area of 87.5 sq. kilometers and is home to a number of endangered species like Asiatic black bear, ble sheep and snow leopard.

Yamunotri and Gangotri are the tributaries of the river Yamuna and the Ganges; and flow through the famous Kedarnath and Badrinath. Uttarakhand is visited by thousands of pilgrims every day and provides a major boost to the state’s economy. The Hemkund and the Mindroling Monastery are two places of religious importance of the Sikhs and the Buddhists respectively.

The state is a thriving adventure sports centre and has facilities for activities like hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering.

How to Reach

By Air

The domestic airport in Dehradun is connected to all the major cities in India such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. The nearest International Airport is located in Delhi; it is well connected with destinations in USA, Europe, Middle East countries and China.

By Trains

The major railway junctions in the state are Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, and Udham Singh Nagar. These stations connect the state to all the cities in India.

By Road

The state is connected to all of the northern India via roads. However, the hill roads have been neglected and hence might have poor surfaces or potholes. Tourists can hire a vehicle from Dehradun and visit tourist destinations in the states.




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