Uttarakhand Travel Guide

Uttarakhand is a hill state in the north of India, which was formerly known as Uttaranchal. Dehradun is situated on Dun valley, its capital, surrounded by natural scenery. The area of this state is 53,483 sq km. And it is geographically divided into two parts Garhwal and Kumaon. This state is known for its abundant natural resources, dense forests, glaciers and snow-covered peaks.

Uttarakhand is famous for its hill stations, Mussoorie, Chopta, Almora, Nainital, Dhanaulti, Lansdowne, Valley of Flowers and Sattal. These are some unique hill stations of India, which are filled with greenery, snow-covered peaks and colorful flowers. In the Valley of Flower there are 250 types of flower species which make the eyes dry. Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, is the most beautiful hill station ever since the British rule. It is one of the famous sights and the oldest cities of India. Mussoorie is known for its lush hills and diverse flora and fauna. You can see the panoramic view of Himalaya's snow-covered mountain ranges from this city. Apart from these, Nainital also has such a beautiful beauty in itself and you can also go here for a memorable tourism.

An Insight into Uttarakhand Tourism

About Uttarakhand

Various wildlife sanctuaries and parks are found in this state. There is also a famous asan barrage in Dehradun district, where there is a confluence of Yamuna and Asana. The Escatt Musk deer Sanctuary, established for the protection of musk deer, is also here. Many wild animals such as leopard, deer, bear, wild cat, boar are found here with abundance. The largest and old national park in the Nainital district is 'Jim Corbett National Park'. This park is known for tigers other than wild animals. The Government of India is running Project Tiger Campaign here. Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district is endangered: the important place and shelter for animals. Here, plants and plants related to Ayurvedic to allopathic medicines are available. Uttarakhand is situated on the banks of the Himalayas. Its boundary is from China (Tibet) and Nepal.

History of Uttarakhand

History of Uttarakhand sings the song of its glorious past. It has a long history of origin and development in which there are many great kings and empires, like Kushan, Kudina, Kanishka, Samudragupta, Katuria, Palash, Chandra and Pawar. If you talk about the history of Uttarakhand then it can be said that it is found in many Hindu mythologies, but its history can be best understood through the history of Garhwal and Kumaon.

Demographics of Uttarakhand:

The people live in Uttarakhand are known as Uttarakhandi and on their dependence to the native division i.e. Kumaon or Garhwal, they are known as Kumaoni or Garhwali respectively. By the census of India 2011, the total number of population in Uttarakhand was 10,082,290 where 5,137,772 of them are male and 4,948,518 are female. Around 70% of people lived in the rural areas.

How to reach Uttarakhand

How to reach Uttarakhand by Road : The road network in the state is well spread. Here are 28,508 km There is a network of roads. Out of this, 1,328 km Road National Highway and 1,543 km Belongs to the State Highway. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation runs buses for the road. Private operators also offer facilities like bus, taxi. Every major location of the state can be reached by road.

How to reach Uttarakhand by Train : Only 345 km in the state Railway track. 35 km from Nainital Far Kathgodam Railway Station, which is almost the last station of the North Eastern Railway. It connects Nainital with Dehradun, Delhi and Howrah. Rail facility is also available in the state's Pantnagar, Lalkuan and Haldwani. Dehradun and Haridwar are two major stations of the state, which are connected to most of the cities and parts of the country. Rail facility is also available at Rishikesh, Ramnagar to Kotdwar.

How to reach Uttarakhand by Air : The state's most important airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. There are regular flights to Delhi from here. In addition, there is Pantnagar Airport in Kumaon area, where domestic airlines are available.


There are total 13 districts in Uttarakhand and are categorized as two divisions: Kumaon and Garhwal districts. The districts in Kumaon are Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar. Similarly, the districts of Garhwal division are Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal (commonly known as Tehri), Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal (commonly known as Pauri), Rudraprayag.

Best time to visit Uttarakhand:

In summer, the temperature in the state reaches 40 degrees Celsius. But in the winter it is very cold. In this hill state, it is normal or more rain than the country. The best time to visit Uttarakhand is between March to June and September to October.

Maps of Uttarakhand

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