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Uttaranchal Pradesh
(India)

 

PLACES TO VISIT IN UTTARANCHAL PRADESH

Nainital | Mussoorie | Ranikhet | Bhimtal | Kasauni | Mukteshwar | Corbett | Haridwar | Almora | Rishikesh | Chamba | Ramgarh

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area : 55,845 sq.km.
Population : 70.45 Lakhs
Capital : Dehradun
Districts : 13

ABOUT UTTARANCHAL PRADESH

Uttaranchal is the 27th state of the Republic of India. (total states being 28) It was formed on 9th Nov 2000 and was carved out of Uttar Pradesh after a long struggle of the Uttaranchali people. Uttaranchal lies in the Northern part of India amidst the magnificent Himalayas and dense forests. The state is bordering Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and Uttar Pradesh in the South and has international borders with Nepal and China

The State today with 13 Districts can be grouped into three distinct geographical regions, the High mountain region, the Mid-mountain region and the Terai region. The districts include Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal, Bageswar, Pithoragarh, Almora, Nainital, Champawat and Udham Singh Nagar. Dehradun has been made the capital.

Uttaranchal is one of the most beautiful and enchanting region of northern India. Nature has endowed this land with so much beauty and spiritual bliss that it is also known as Dev Bhoomi, the Land of Gods. Ganga, Yamuna and scores of other rivers originate in Uttaranchal. Among them Ganga is the most holy and prominent as she represents the soul of India-her rich culture, history and civilization.

DISTANCES / LOCATION

Delhi to Nainital : 300 kms
Nainital to Kathgodam : 35 kms
Lucknow to Nainital : 388 kms
Sattal to Nainital : 22 kms
Bhimtal to Nainital : 23 kms
Naukuchiyatal to Nainital : 27 kms
Mukteshwar to Nainital : 52 kms
Ranikhet to Nainital : 60 kms
Almora to Nainital : 66 kms
Jim Corbett to Nainital : 70 kms
Kasuani to Nainital : 120 kms
Moradabad to Nainital : 150 Kms
Corbet to Nainital : 126 Kms
Haridwar to Nainital : 276 Kms
Mussoori to Nainital : 376 Kms
Dehradun to Mussoori : 30 kms
Haridwar to Mussoori : 100 kms
Rishikesh to Mussoori : 77 Kms
Saharanpur to Mussoori : 110 Kms
Delhi to Mussoori : 290 kms
Ranikhet to Kathgodam : 85 kms
Delhi to Corbett : 340 kms
Corbett to Nainital : 120 kms
Corbett to : Ranikhet 105 kms
Rishikesh to Chamba : 60 kms
Delhi to Chamba : 290 kms
Mussoorie to Chamba : 45 kms
Ramgarh to Mukteshwar : 26 kms

EXCURTIONS

Mussoorie : Mussoorie with its green hills and varied Flora and Fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalaya snow ranges to the northeast, and glittering views of the Doon Valley, Roorki, Saharabpur and Haridwar to the south, the town presents a fairy land atmosphere to the tourists.

Khirsu : The snow - laden mountains of Khirsu tempt the tourist in winters, while the panoramic view of Central Himalayas attracts tourists in summers, when one can get a clear view of 300 named and unnamed peaks. Located 19 kms. away from Pauri at an altitude of 1700 mts. Khirsu is a peaceful spot free from pollution. The tranquility of the adjoining thick Oak and Deodar forests and apple orchards, is only broken by chirping birds.

Nainital : The Nainital tourist district is the pride of the Kumaon region in Uttaranchal. While there are many other places equally beautiful, Nainital is certainly the most popular tourist destination in Kumaon. It's a pleasant hill station.

Pauri : Situated at an elevation of 1814 mts. above sea - level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills, Pauri is headquarter of the district Pauri Garhwal and Garhwal Division.

Srinagar : Srinagar abounds in ancient temples and Kamleshwar is the most prominent among them.

Almora : The ancient town of Almora, before it's establishment was under the possession of Katyuri king Baichaldeo. He donated major part of this land to a Gujrati Brahmin Sri Chand Tiwari. Later on when Chand kingdom was founded in Baramandal, the town of Almora was founded at this centrally located place in 1560 by Kalyan Chand.

Joshimath : Temples of Narsingh Dev and Nav Durga is located here. Of special scenic interest are orchards of apple, apricots, lemons and maltas spread all over. Badrinath is just 44 km. from here. Joshimath is also Gatway of Badrinath.

Kausani : At the hill resort of Kausani the mountains rise so dramatically as if to reach the heavens. Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains.

HOW TO REACH UTTARANCHAL PRADESH?

|| BY AIR ||

There are two domestic airports in Uttaranchal: Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport, and Pithoragarh's Naini Saini Airport. There are flights to Jolly Grant from Delhi on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Pithorgarh's airport is really more a modest airfield than anything else.

|| BY TRAIN ||

More than three-fourths of Uttaranchal lies in the mountains, consequently, the railway network is fairly meagre. Important junctions include Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, Kotdwar, Kathgodam, Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar- nearly all of them lying in the southern and south-western districts of the state. Train connections to other cities in northern India, including Delhi, Lucknow and Varanasi, are frequent, and from these towns regular buses travel northward to other parts of Uttaranchal.

|| BY ROAD ||

Technically, all of Uttaranchal is connected by road to the rest of north India- but the state of a road is often suspect. Hill roads tend to be neglected, and potholes, poor surfaces and landslides are common, especially in the more remote areas. Through much of the state, however, roads are the only means of getting around, so you'd better reconcile yourself to that fact. Major towns- including all the district headquarters- have bus connections to other towns and villages in the state, and to neighbouring states as well.

CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Temperatures in summer from 30ºC in the plains to 14 or 15ºC in the mountains (snowbound regions are sub-zero throughout). Winter temperatures in the plains average 10 or 11ºC, and fall well below freezing higher up. Most of Uttaranchal is effected by the south-west monsoon in the summer months, and snowfall occurs in the mountainous zones.

HOTEL AND RESORTS IN UTTARANCHAL PRADESH

Hotel and Resorts in Nainital : Chevron Fairhavens Resort (Chevron Group), Hotel Radha Continental (Deluxe Hotel), Manu Maharani Resort (Deluxe Resort ), Hotel Arif Castles, Hotel Krishna - The Mall, Vikram Vintage Inn, Hotel Claridges Naini Retreat, Hotel Manu Maharani , Hotel Alka, Classic The Mall, Elphinstone Hotel, The Palace Belvedere, Lakeside Inn (Middle Range Hotel), Shervani Hilltop Nainital, Dynasty Resorts

Hotel and Resorts in Mussoorie : Hotel Nand Residency, Hotel Green Castle, Hotel Honeymoon Inn, Hotel Hard Rock, Hotel Jaypee Residency Manor, Hotel Dunsvirk Court, Fort Resort, Country Inn Resort, Hotel Ashiyana Continental, Hotel Brentwood, Surbee Resort, Hotel Highness Heights, Kasmanda Palace Hotel, Hotel Ashoka Continental

Hotel and Resorts in Ranikhet : Rosemount (Chevron Hotel and Resorts), Cost Plus Resort, West View Hotel

Hotel and Resorts in Bhimtal : Country Inn Resort, Monolith Resort, Neelesh Inn

Hotel and Resorts in Kausani : Suman Royal Resort , Chevron Mountain Villa , Kausani Uttaranchal , Krishna Mount View Resort

Hotel and Resorts in Mukteshwar : Mountain Trail Resort , Krishna Orchard Resort

Hotel and Resorts in Jim Corbett National Park : Manu Maharani Resort, Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort, The Claridges Corbett Hideaway, Tiger Camp, Claridges Corbett River View Retreat, The Solluna Resort, Corbett Treff Hotel, Corbett's Call of The Wild

Hotel and Resorts in Haridwar : The Haveli Hari Ganga Hotel , Sagar Ganga Resort, Classic Residency

Hotel and Resorts in Almora : Kasaar Jungel Resort

Hotel and Resorts in Rishikesh : The Glass House on the Ganges ( Neemrana Group ) , Hotel Ganga Kinare, Hotel Ganga View

Hotel and Resorts in Chamba : Classic Hill Top Resort

Hotel and Resorts in Ramgarh : The Ramgarh Bungalows, (Neemrana Group)

 

 
 
 

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