Uttaranchal and Dehradun
Visiting Uttaranchal is like a dream come true. Uttarakhand is a newly formed state that has enchanted people since centuries with its natural beauty, pilgrimage importance, adventurous activities and wildlife. The state has everything to offer to all types of people.
While visiting the place it is important to carry along a map that can tell you accurately about the places of importance, the major cities, the airport, the wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, rivers, roads etc. The state has a well developed network of transport and is very convenient for the tourist to reach their destination without any hassle. The maps can give details about the roads that can help reach your destination.
What to see in Uttaranchal
The state has been blessed with immense natural beauty on all sides. It has been carved out of the hilly parts. Although not an industrial place, the state is famous as a tourist destination and a great pilgrimage place for the Hindus. You can visit various places of importance like the rivers, temples, etc. The Gangotri and the Yamunotri have their own importance among the Hindus. They comprise of Char Dham along with Badrinath and Kedarnath temples. Uttaranchal has popular hill stations like the Mussourie and Nainital. The places have a rich history since the time of the British raj and were their summer destination. The Corbett national park is a world famous wildlife sanctuary and India's first tiger sanctuary. You can experience the rough and the wild inhabitants and sneak a peek into their life. The forest here is thick with green foliage that can hide anything.
Apart from these you can also explore your adventurous side by trying out trekking, hiking, river rafting and water sport. Rishikesh is a good place for water sport. Visit Auli for ski destination.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttaranchal and is the most preferred destination of the Indians. It is a beautiful hill station that is popular for its adventure, spiritualism and the beautiful nature that the place is blessed with. You can visit Shhastradhara, which is a great scenic spot, Tapkeshwar temple of Lord Shiva, Santaula devi temple, Guchhupani, Lachhiwala, Chandrabani and many more.
The state of Uttaranchal is vast and therefore it is highly advised to carry a map of the state so that you know about the roads you move on. Maps can also help you to locate nearby hotels, hospitals, restaurants etc. Maps can guide you to have a most pleasurable vacation.
|Lat Long||30.314018, 78.030524|
|Area||300 km2 (100 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||578,420|
|Official Languages||English, Hindi, Punjabi,Urdu, Garhwali, Nepali|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Air, Road, Rail|
|Food and Cuisine||Milk and Milk Products, Vegetarian - Non vegetarian Food, lentils, Singodi, Kandalee ka Saag, Kumaoni Raita, Gahat ki Dal, Aloo ke Gutke, Sani Hui Muli, Nimbu, Kaafli, Gulgula, and Kulath Phanu, Jhangora ki Kheer, Bal Mithai and Famous Arsa etc.|
|Religion||Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Gorkhali|
|Festival||Jhanda Fair, Tapkeshwar Fair, Laxmansidh Fair, Bissu Fair, Mahasu Devta Fair, Shaheed Veer Kesri Chandra Fair etc|
|Monuments||Sir George Everest's House, Dehradun Clock Tower, The Kalinga War Memorial|
|Places of interest||Rajaji National Park, Robber's Cave, Santala Devi Temple, Tapkeshwar Temple, Laxman Siddh, Malsi Deer Park, Sahastradhara, Tapowan, Forest Research Institute, etc.|
|Hospital||Max Super Speciality Hospital, Synergy Institute of Medical Sciences, Ashirwad Hospital, The Eye Clinic, Shri Mahant Indresh Hospital, Navjyoti Eye Hospital, Doon Hospital, etc.|
|Hotels||The Solitaire, Hotel Aketa, Hotel Doon Castle, Hotel Great Value, Hotel President, Hotel Pacific, The Central Hotel, Hotel Madhuban, Hotel Shiva Residency, Hotel Softel Plaza etc.|
|Markets||Paltan Bazaar, English Book Depot, Mall Road, Connaught Place, Gandhi Road Market, Tibetan Market, Rajpur Road, Ashley Hall etc.|
|Industries||Sachin Lime Industries, Seerat Agro Industries, Food Corporation of India, Swad India Food Product, Gulri Food Supplier, Atal Foods Private Limited, Fast Food Joshis, Deep Enterprises, Windlas Biotech Limited, Intas Pharmceuticals Limited, Goodcare Pharma Private Limited, Nehal Pharma Pvt. Ltd. Etc.|
|University||Uttarakhand Technical University, Doon University, Graphic Era University, Icfai University, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun Institute of Technology, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology etc.|
|Notable people||Shriya Saran - Indian Film Actress and Model, Urmila Bhatt - Actress, Ramachandra Guha - Indian Historian and writer, Raghav Juyal - Indian Dancer and Choreographer, Monisha Kaltenborn - Sauber Formula One Team, Manish Maithani - Indian Football Player, Namrata Rai - Indian Classical Dancer, Kulraj Kaur Randhawa - Actress, Vandana Shiva - Philosopher, environmentalist, Himani Bhatt Shivpuri - Actress, Archana Puran Singh - Indian television Presenter Personality and Film Actress etc.|
Last Updated on : July 7, 2014