Uttaranchal - Information on Fairs & Festivals, Wildlife, Excursion, Adventure, Weather, Travel, Tourism, tours and Major Cities of Uttaranchal India   Encyclopedia of Tours and Travel to Uttaranchal, featuring information on Fairs & Festivals, Wildlife, Excursion, Adventure and Weather of Uttaranchal.
Uttaranchal


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Main Cities

Almora
Badrinath
Dehradun
Haridwar
Joshimath
Kedarnath
Mussoorie
Nainital
Pithoragarh
Ranikhet
Rishikesh
Roorkee
Rudraprayag
Uttarkashi
Yamunotri

Uttaranchal



Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal is a part of the Western Himalayan ranges starting from the Shivalik foothills to Greater Himalayas. It shares the International borders with Tibet in the North East and Uttar Pradesh forms greater part of the borders in the west and the South and a small part of it touches Haryana in the South.

This state was till recently a part of the bigger state of the northern region Uttar Pradesh. It was given the present shape and named Uttaranchal in November 2000 and became the 27th Indian state with independent state assembly. Earlier though many a rulers have taken turns to rule this place known as Devbhoomi, the land of Gods, because of the innumerous holy site in the small place. The regions of Uttaranchal find a mention in the epics of Mahabharata and the dynasties like the Kushan, Kanishka, Gupta and the local tribal dynasties have ruled the state till the British arrived.

The place which has most of the hill stations, valley of flowers and the four holy places, what else would a tourist want but to have an assorted platter from natural beauty to adventure sports and from holy sites to snow clad mountains.

Uttaranchal is a beautiful and calm state with abundance in natural beauty. The rivers flowing through the state form a fertile land a long with the climatic conditions.

Uttaranchal is undoubtedly India's most beautiful canvas. The main attraction to this place is the unspoilt and unexploited beauty and the serene calmness of Uttaranchal. The green valleys and the snow clad peaks with wonderful panoramic view till the eyes can reach, is mesmerizing and spell binding as well. Uttaranchal has a wonderful cultural and traditional heritage that has been followed for centuries. The people of Uttaranchal are warm and smiling and trying to live through the harsh conditions of the weather. The cuisine is essentially north Indian very much similar to the rest of the Northern parts of the India. Items made of wool are easily available here.


History of Uttaranchal
The 26th state of the Indian union and comprising of 14 hilly districts of former Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal is an amalgamation of the two hilly divisions - Kumaon and Garhwal. According to Hindu legends these regions are known as Devbhoomi (land of the gods). Both the divisions, though they are spelled in the same breath, show sufficient diversity in their history, culture and ethnicity so much so that they are often considered separately. Uttaranchal was bestowed with statehood on the 9th of November 2000.


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Uttaranchal - Information on Fairs & Festivals, Wildlife, Excursion, Adventure, Weather, Travel, Tourism, tours and Major Cities of Uttaranchal India

 
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Almora | Badrinath | Dehradun | Haridwar | Joshimath | Kedarnath | Mussoorie | Nainital | Pithoragarh | Ranikhet | Rishikesh | Roorkee | Rudraprayag | Uttarkashi | Yamunotri

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