Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India on 9th November 2000 and this state is carved out of Uttar Pradesh. It occupies 17.3% of India's total land area with 51,125 sq km. During Uttarakhand Travel, you will find the great diversity of the region, where snow-clad mountains, green hills, fertile valleys, flowing rivers and thriving lakes add to the natural beauty. The popular hill stations of Uttarakhand are , Almora, Nainital, Bhimtal, Pithoragarh, Munsiyari, Ranikhet, Mussorie, Chopta, Valley of Flowers, Joshimath and Lansdowne.
This place is for the people who want unlimited serenity and tranquility in pleasant pollution free environs, hill station. To enhance the attractiveness of the region are the several natural lakes in the region that are the center of attraction of the town and good for sporting activities. Since Uttarakhand is known as the Abode of the gods, there are several highly venerated pilgrimage places and tourists must visit Kedarnath, Badrinath, Henmkund Sahib, Ganotri, Yamunotri, Jageshwar, Bageshwar, Rishikesh and Haridwar for their religious importance on Uttarakhand Travel. Each of these hilltop or bent is known to have a temple, big or small, which are considered very sacred by the locals.
Uttarakhand tourism is ideal for several adventure sports activities because of its geographical attributes. While on Uttarakhand Travel, the tourist must take the maximum pleasure out of adventure sports like trekking, ice-skiing, white water rafting, sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, water-skiing and parasailing. To climb the big mountain stretch or to pass the dense jungles of the hills of Uttarakhand is in itself very exciting. The huge water-filled rivers and deep lakes are perfect for water sports, this is place is truely for advanture sports person.
Capital:- Dehradun (Interim)
Kumaon - Johari, Danpuriya, Askoti, Sirali, Gangola, Khasparjia, Phaldakoti, Pachhai, Rauchaubhaisi, Majh Kumaiya, Soryali, Chaugarkhyali, Kumaiya.
Garhwal - Jaunsari, Sailani in parts of Tehri, Marchi or Bhotia dialect, Jadhi in parts of uttarkashi.
Jolly Grant Airport, located in Dehradun is the main airport in the state of Uttarakhand. Two other air strips are the Chakrata Air Force Base near Dehradun and Pant Nagar Airport (Udhamsingh Nagar) there. Chakrata base is used mainly by the air force and Pant Nagar Airport allows domestic flight landings.
Laksar Junction Railway Station lies within the city and it was first connected with city of Haridwar through branch line in 1886, when the Awadh and Rohilakhand Railway line was extended through Roorkee to Saharanpur, this was later extended to Dehradun in 1900.
Uttarakhand state is located in the northern part of India and has a total geographic area of 51,125 sq kms. It is one of the most beautiful and religious place in India whose charm was rediscovered by the British officers. Moreover, the co-ordinates of Uttarakhand are 28o C 43' N to 31o C 27' N (Latitude) and 77o C 34' E to 81o C 02' E (Longitude). Allmost entire region of Uttaranchal is covered by mountains (approximately 93%) and forests show up on about 64% of the mountains.
Uttarakhand has two distinct climatic regions that are the predominant hilly terrain and the smaller plain region. Climatic condition of the plains is very similar to its counterpart in the Gangetic plain. Summers are extremely hot with temperatures that are going over the 40°C mark and a lot of humidity. And Winters can be chilly with temperatures going below 5°C at times.
Local transport in Uttarakhand basically depends upon State Transportation Buses and Shared taxis. Moreover, in plains the 'Rickshaw' culture is still prevalent, on hilly terrains you may also get to enjoy a 'Tonga or Pony' ride. Furthermore, the transportation is comparatively easier in the plains as compared to the steep hills where there are frequent landslides and a speed of more than 25/hour can be dangerous. Private hiring can be a little costlier but certainly a more comfortable means than the public transport, which is jam-packed and overcrowded.