Uttarakhand (Hindi: उत्तराखण्ड), until 2007 known as Uttaranchal, is a stunningly beautiful state in the Himalayan North of India.

Location of Uttarakhand
Districts of Uttarakhand

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Map of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has two large divisions, each with its own culture and language.

  • Garhwal – the western and more easily accessed part
  • Kumaon – the eastern part

Here are nine of the most notable cities.

  • 30.3229578.031681 Dehradun the capital, called the “Oxford of India” for its boarding schools
  • 29.6279.671 Almora a hill station
  • 29.95678.171 Haridwar a holy city on the Ganges and one of the sites of Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest festival
  • 29.472279.64791 Mukteshwar a small town made famous by Jim Corbett who penned the novel “The Man Eaters of Kumaon”
  • 30.4578.081 Mussoorie famous hill station near Dehradun known for its scenic beauty and panoramic views
  • 29.3879.451 Nainital picturesque hill station in the Himalayan foothills known for its 150+ year old schools
  • 29.583380.21671 Pithoragarh a city in Uttarakhand that is close to the borders with China (Tibet) and Nepal
  • 30.0869378.267611 Rishikesh the yoga capital of the world

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