- Uttarakhand, the ‘Land of Celestial Beauty’ is also known as “Dev Bhoomi” or the abode of gods, as it is said that Lord Brahma, while creating the world reserved this place for his fellow deities.
- This land of great pilgrimages has attracted pilgrims and seekers of spiritual fulfilment from world over since time immemorial.
- It is also a ‘paradise’ for nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts.
- Mussoorie, the ‘Queen of Hills’; Nainital, the ‘Lake district’; Almora, the ‘Switzerland of India’; Ranikhet, Pithoragarh, Pauri and Munsyari are just few highlights for the nature lovers.
- For adventure and excitement, one may choose mountaineering (Bhagirathi, Chowkhamba, Nanda Devi Kamet, Pindari, Sahastrataal, Milam, Kafni, Khatling, Gaumukh), trekking, skiing (Auli, Dayara Bugyal, Munsyari, Mundali), skating, Water Sports like rafting, boating and angling and aero sports likehand gliding, paragliding (Pithoragarh, Jolly Grant, Pauri).
- The State is also a treasure house of exotic flora and fauna and is an ideal location for eco-tourism, as well as wildlife tourism.
- The world famous Corbett National Park is the pride of Uttarakhand.
- Other important sanctuaries are, Rajaji National Park, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Asan Barrage. Chilla etc.
- Last but not the least, the rich cultural traditions and the cool and invigorating climate of Uttarakhand sums up for a perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind.
- Capital: Dehra Dun
- Area: 53,484 sq. kms.
- Population: 1,00,86,292 (2011)
- Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaon
- Best Season: April to October
- Famous For: Char Dhams, Pilgrim Centres, Scenic Beauty, Adventure Sports, Wild Life.
- Climate (Temperature):
- Winter (January and February): -30 C to 130 C
- Pre Monsoon (March, April and May): 70 C to 240 C
- Monsoon (June, July, August and September): 150 C to 240 C
- Post Monsoon (October, November and December): -20 C to 160 C