Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), formerly a part of Uttar Pradesh was formed on November 9th, 2000 as the 27th state of the Indian Union. The
state with Dehradun as the capital has 13 districts including Dehradun,
Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Hardwar, Pauri Garhwal, Bageswar, Pithoragarh, Almora, Nainital, Champawat and Udham Singh
Nagar. A hill state at the foot of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is bounded
by China in the north & Nepal in the east, Himachal in the north
west and Uttar Pradesh in the south..