Carved out of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Uttranchal is a new addition in the list of states of the Indian Union. Apart from the Terai region in the Shivalik foothills, the entire state of Uttranchal is a part of the Himalayan ranges. The region has many glaciers, passes, meadows, and trekking routes with several major rivers like the Ganga and Yamuna originating. Geographically, it is a part of the Western Himalayan ranges starting from the Shivalik foothills to Greater Himalayas with Tibet as its northeastern border.

Since times immemorial, the breathtaking beauty of Uttranchal has fascinated the lovers of nature. Also known as `Dev Bhoomi'- the land of the gods, there are hundreds of temples, shrines, and ashrams in Uttranchal dedicated to various gods and goddesses.

The beauty of Uttranchal can be described as :

Standing like tireless sentinels on velvet green are imposing mountain peaks guarding the precious wealth of nature strewn here and there in the form of colorful flowers, pine trees, deodar trees, fruit orchids. There always blows a gentle breeze and there is a sweet smell of deodar in the air. Different rivers and rivulets criss-crossing each other nourish the valley. All these create an inebriating effect.

Attractions in Uttranchal

What one can do in Uttranchal

The state of Uttranchal has always attracted seekers of spirituality who seek perpetual bliss. Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of India. Uttranchal has emerged as the centre of excellence for learning of Yoga and Meditation. Yoga, meditation and alternative therapies are practiced widely in the state. One can explore the Indian ancient medicine sciences and benefit by the healing properties that are 2500 years old.

How To Reach Uttranchal

Dehradun, Haridwar, and Kathgodam are the major railway stations connected to almost all parts of the country with regular trains. Not many places in the state are connected by rail because of tough terrains. Jolly Grant near Dehradun is the only airport. Metallic roads connect all places of Uttranchal to each other.

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