Uttarakhand Sightseeing

Tempo Traveller15000/-

Uttarakhand Sightseeing

𝗢𝗻 D𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗱 P𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀


Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in northern India. It is often referred to as “Devbhumi” (Land of Gods) due to the numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centers found throughout the state. Here are some key points about Uttarakhand:

  • Geography and Location:

    • Uttarakhand lies in the Himalayan region and shares borders with several neighboring regions:
      • To the north, it borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
      • To the east, it shares a boundary with Nepal.
      • To the south, it is adjacent to the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
      • To the west and northwest, it borders Himachal Pradesh.
    • The state is divided into two main divisions: Garhwal and Kumaon.
    • It encompasses a total of 13 districts.
    • The winter capital and largest city is Dehradun, which also serves as a railhead.
    • In 2020, Bhararisain in the Chamoli district was declared the summer capital of Uttarakhand.
  • Natural Beauty and Peaks:

    • Uttarakhand is renowned for its natural environment shaped by the Himalayas, the Bhabar, and the Terai.
    • Some of India’s highest peaks rise in its northern areas.
    • Notable peaks include Nanda Devi (with an elevation of 7,816 meters or 25,643 feet), which stands as one of the majestic summits in the world.
  • Culture and Spirituality:

    • The state is steeped in spirituality and is home to various sacred sites.
    • Pilgrims flock to revered temples such as BadrinathKedarnath, and Har Ki Pauri.
    • The official motto of Uttarakhand is “Satyameva Jayate” (Truth alone triumphs).
  • Symbols:

    • Bird: Himalayan monal
    • Butterfly: West Himalayan Common Peacock
    • Fish: Golden Mahseer
    • Flower: Brahma Kamal
    • Mammal: Alpine musk deer
    • Tree: Burans

Uttarakhand’s breathtaking landscapes, spiritual significance, and rich cultural heritage make it a captivating destination for travelers and seekers alike.

Photo Gallery

Uttarakhand Sightseeing