Uttaranchal Overview

Uttaranchal is one of the newly formed states of India, carved out of Uttar Pradesh in November 2000. It is the 27th state of India, teeming with a galore of tourist attractions. It is a land where nature reigns supreme and hospitality exudes like cascades from the hearts of its simple, smiling people. Uttaranchal shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, and also with Nepal and Tibet. Though the history of Uttaranchal the state is a recent one, but the region's history dates back to the ancient times, which has shaped its pluralistic heritage. Dehradun is the capital of the state.

The geography of Uttaranchal is dominated by mountains. The state affords a view of the mighty Himalayas in all their pristine glory. Besides its famous hill stations like Mussorie, Nainital and Ranikhet and pilgrimage destinations like Yamonotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, the state is also known for its rich cultural legacy and thrilling adventure options and wildlife.

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Last Updated On: 2011/07/12

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