Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India, when it was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh. Located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, it is largely a hilly State, having international boundaries with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. On its north-west lies Himachal Pradesh, while on the south is Uttar Pradesh. It is rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peaks. Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath,Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains. It’s truly God’s Land (Dev Bhoomi). Dehradun is the Capital of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most beautiful resort in the submountain tracts of India, known for its scenic surroundings. The town lies in the Dun Valley, on the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers.
Uttarkhand is also known for ” Dev Bhoomi ” which means a land of God . Its another name is a ” land of Celestial Beauty ” . It is said that Lord Bramha was reserved this place for his fellow deities. while creating a universe and world This land of great pilgrimages has attracted pilgrims and seekers of spiritual fulfilment from world over since the time immemorial . It is also a a paradise for nature lover,s and adventure sports enthusiasts. Mussoorie , ” Queen Of Hills ” ,Nainital , the lake district ; Almora the ” Switzerland of India “; Tanikhet , Pithooragarh , Pauri , and Munsyari are just some important spots for nature lover’s . For adventurous and excitement, one may choose mountaineering ( Bhagirathi , Chowkhamba, Nandadevi kamet , Pindari , Sahastrataal , Milam , Kafni , Khatling ,Gaumukh ,, trekking , skining (Auli , Dayara ,Bugyal , Munsiari , Mundali ) ,Skating , watersports like rafting boating and angling and aero sports like a hand gliding , paragliding (Pithoragarh , Jolly Grant , Pauri). The state is also a trasure house of exoyitic flora and fauna and is an ideal spot for eco-tourism .This state is also famous for wildlife tourism . The world famous Corbett National park is the pride of Uttarakhand . Other important sanctuaries are Rajaji National Park ,Govind wildlife sanctuary , Asan Barrage , Chilla etc . For perfect holiday destination for relaxing and enjoyment , Uttarakhand is a suitable spot which has rich cultural traditions