About Uttarakhand !
Uttarakhand has been called 'dev bhoomi' since time immemorial. The holiest of rivers - Ganga and Yamuna - emanates from the snowy slopes of the mighty Himalayas. The state has got every possible attribute. The whole mix of sspiritual, heritage, cultural tourism is there. It is a paradise for nature lovers.
Be a proud resident of Uttarakhand!
Whether it is adventure, wildlife, solitude or peace, the quest ends in Uttarakhand. For those seeking adventure and looking for pristine vistas, the state has lots to offer. The state is the perfect place to invest in property as it has a very bright future. Apart from being a hot tourist destination, the state boasts of many other salient features such as:
Upcoming industrial centers: Uttarakhand has a lot going for it and it is to the advantage of industries to train their eyes on this state. The tiny hill state is daring to dream big.
Emphasis on information technology: All the hype may be around Bangalore and Hyderabad, but Dehradun doesn't want to be left behind. The state government is giving strong thrust on developing IT and biotechnology.
High literacy level: Uttarakhand scores high on the literacy front - with 72% literacy rate, it is reason enough for the planners to think big.
Surplus power: Completion of Tehri Dam project in few months will provide the state with surplus power.
Friendly climate: Winters in the state can be absolutely wonderful with mists swirling around and snow capped mountains all around.
Uttarakhand, a new state, was carved out of Uttar Pradesh. It now enters its forth year of existence. In spite of its different geographical conditions, the state is moving towards progress. It lies in the Northern part of India amidst dense forests and the inspiring Himalayas. It has scenic beauty and a pleasant climate. This new State has Himachal Pradesh in the North-West, Uttar Pradesh in its South. International borders with China and Nepal lies in the North-Eastern region of Uttaranchal. The State may be grouped into three geographical regions: high mountains, mid-mountains and Tehri and Dehradun as its Provisional capital.
Uttarakhand's the land of popular myths has history as old as Ramayana and Mahabharata. Garhwal and Kumaon are the two main cultural regions of Uttarakhand, evidenced by a variety of landforms viz. Snow peaks, black mountains, steep escarpments, deep gorges, hanging valleys, glaciers and lakes, numerous gushing streams and swift cascading, falling, foaming rivers, and lush green meadows.
Surrounded by lush green forests and hills, Dehradun has always been a favorite with the tourists. It is located at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level, is endowed with a pleasant, moderate climate & is well connected to other important places.
Dehradun has grown into an attractive tourist destination, appreciated as much for its beautiful setting as for its mild climate and leisure opportunities.
The most important town of Uttaranchal, and its provisional capital, it also serves as the gateway to Mussoorie, the Queen of the Hills. The City lies in the verdant Doon Valley on the watershed of the Ganga river.