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
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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