Land of the Gods

Uttaranchal is one of the most beautiful and enchanting region of northern India. It is also one of the holiest regions of the Himalayas. Uttaranchal is the 27th state of India. It was formed on 9th Nov. 2000 and carved out of Uttar Pradesh. Uttaranchal is also known as Dev Bhoomi, the Land of gods as the nature has endowed this land with lot of beauty and spirituality.

History of Uttaranchal

Now renamed Uttarakhand, Uttaranchal is a new state which was once the part of the state of Uttar Pradesh. In Sanskrit, the word Uttarakhand literally means 'North Country or Section'. This beautiful state finds mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures as the combined region of Kedarkhand and Manaskhand.

During the ancient times the land of Uttarakhand was an abode of the great sages and the heavenly deities as well. The holy river Ganga, the daughter of heaven, came down to the earth in Uttarakhand. The land of Uttarakhand has numerous pilgrimage centers, each having its own great legend to tell.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : There are two domestic airports near Uttarakhand. These include the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun and Pantnagar Airport near Nainital. While there are regular flights to Dehradun from major cities of the country, Pantnagar Airport gets limited flights. So, make sure that you check with the flights before planning your trip to Uttarakhand.

VIA TRAIN : Rail network offers convenient travelling to places in Uttarakhand. Some important junctions of the place include Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Nainital, Kotdwar, Kathgodam, Pauri and Udham Singh Nagar. All these station are well connected to other cities of the country such as Delhi, Varanasi and Lucknow. Express and passenger trains run to the place from different parts of the country.

VIA ROAD : There is a wide road network which covers the entire state. The roads are well-connected with Delhi and major state highways. These highways are further linked to main tourist destinations and important places such as Haridwar, Rishikesh and Corbett National Park. It is easy to reach these places via road. Also, there are bus services which operate on a daily basis to different destinations in Uttarakhand.

Places to Visit

Better known as the place where the Ganges flows, Haridwar is one of the holiest cities in India.


Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is better known as the place where Lord Rama performed penance for vanquishing the demon king Ravana.


The capital city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is famous for its brilliant landscape and mild climate.