Capital : Dehradun.
Area : 53, 483 sq.km.
Literacy : 72.6%.
Languages : Hindi, Garhwali, Kumaoni.
Roads : 18, 000 km.
Railways : 600 km.
Airports : Dehradun, Pant nagar.
When to visit : Oct to Mar.
Climate(in °C) : 1.9 to 40.5 .
Districts : 13, Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udhamsigh nagar, Uttarkashi.
Places of Tourist importance :
Dehradun, Mussoorie, Hardwar, Almora, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Auli, Gangotri, Yamnotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, National parks - Nanda Devi, Valley of flowers, Rajaji, Askot, Corbett, Kedarnath ; Glaciers - Gangotri, Pindari, Maiktoli, Sunderdhunga, Milam, Ralam, Namik, Khatling, Nanda Devi, Satopnath, Bhagirathi-Kharak, Bandarpunch, Chorbari, Doonagiri ; Kailas Manasarovar Yatra.
Capital of Uttaranchal, hill station, Indian military academy.
Major hill station 28 km from Dehradun, gardens, trekking, Gun hill rope way, Tibettan market, Kempty falls (15 km), Yamuna bridge (27 km), Surkhanda devi temple (35 km), Yamnotri (140 km).
Source of river Yamuna, Hindu pilgrim centre - temple, hot springs - Surya kund (88oC), Divya shila rock pillar near the temple. Mussoorie to Hanuman chatti (130 km). 13 km trek via Janaki chatti for Yamnotri. 120 km for Gangotri.
GANGOTRI (3048 m)
Glacier at Gaumukh (24 km trek), source of Ganga river, Hindu pilgrim centre, temple, access from Dehradun by bus, Open May to October. Mussoorie to Lanka (112 km). Trek to Gangotri (11 km), to Bhajbasa (3800 m, 12 km) via Chibasa , to Gaumukh (3970 m, 12 km) and back.
Kumbh mela is held here after every 12 years, Chandi devi temple, Bharatmata temple, Mayadevi temple, Bhimgoda temple, Mansadevi temple (ropeway), Vaishnodevi temple, Hari-i-Pairi Ganga ghat for evening Aarti, temples, ashrams.
Hindu pilgrim centre, Trivel ghat : Evening Aarti, Swarg ashram : famous for Yoga and meditation, Kali temple, Lakshman Jhoola (bridge), Ram Jhoola. Kedarnath (222 km), Badrinath (300 km).
Hindu pilgrim centre near Badrinath (180 km, 3584 m, 13 km trek from Gaurikund - hot springs, May to Oct), jyotirlinga, Shankaracharya samadhi, Chaukamba glacier (2 km), Vasuki tal lake (4200m, 5 km , 2 km in dia.), trekking, wild flowers.
Bhimashankar (Pune), Grishneshwar (Aurangabad), Vajyanath (Parali/Bid), Nageswar/AundaNagnath (Nanded), Trikambeswar (Nashik), Viswanath (Varanasi), Mallikarjun (Srisailam, AP), Mahakaleswar (Ujjain), Kedarnath (UA), Mamaleswar (Omkareswar, Indore), Somnath (GJ), Rameshwar (TN).
Hindu pilgrim centre (bus from Rishikesh, 300 km, 12 hour, 3100 m), hot springs : Taptakund and Surya kund (550C), from temple steps leads to Charan paduka. The last village Mana is at 3 km. Vyas gupha : cave, trek to Vasudhara falls via Bhim pul (5 km, 122 m water fall at 3658 m). The route leads to Mt. Nilkantha (6596 m, 10 km). Mt. Kamet (7756 m).
Hill station, temples, trekking, Pindari glacier via Bagheshwar (120 km, May - June for flowers), Kausani (53 km, hill station).
Hill station, lakes, boating, Ranikhet hill station (50 km) - Jhodadevi temple; Railhead is Kathagodam connected to Bareilly. Almora (90 km).
CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
First national park in India, named after Jim Corbett at Dhikkal, Season : Nov to May.