|Area||: 55,845 square kms.|
|Language||: Hindi and Sanskrit|
|Population||: 10,086,292 (2011 census)|
|Literacy||: 78.82% (2011 census)|
|State Bird||: Himalayan Monal|
|State Animal||: Musk Deer|
|State Flower||: Brahm Kamal|
|State Tree||: Burans|
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..
|❯ Abbott Mount|
|❯ Auli Hillstation|
The traditional cuisine of the land is highly nutritious, simple to prepare and at the same time appealing to the palate.
|Travel & Tourism|
Uttarakhand also known as Devbhoomi or the Abode of the gods, has several highly venerated pilgrimage places..Read More▪ Tourist Information Centres
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|Festivals of Uttarakhand|
The world famous Kumbh Mela/Ardh Kumbh Mela is held at Hardwar every twelfth/sixth year interval....Read More▪ Festivals
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Uttaranchal finds mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures as Kedarkhand, Manakhand and Himavat.