Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand is located at a Latitude of 28°43′ N to 31°27′ N and in longitude it is between 77°34′ E to 81°02′ E. This state is located at the northern part of India and is famous for its hilly regions and pilgrim places of the Hindu religion. The Char Dham Yatra the most sacred pilgrimage for Hindus is located in this state.

This state has 13 districts and 78 tehsils. Dehradun ( Dehra Dun ) is the capital of this sate. The state has nearly 70% of its area under forest cover and the main crops include rice, wheat, and Barley. The state is divided into two main regions Kumaon & Garhwal.

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The confluence of rivers or Prayag

The confluence of river Ganga and Yamuna is known as Prayag and this place is located in the state of Uttara Pradesh. Similarly, in the upstream, there are many such confluences and these are located inside the state of Uttrakhand. These places have high religious significance and have many pilgrim places around them. Here are some of the important places famous for two rivers joining.

Vishnuprayag the confluence of Alaknanda & Dhauli Ganga
Nandaprayag the confluence of Alaknanda & Nandakini river.
Karnaprayag the confluence of Alaknanda & Pindar river
Rudraprayag the confluence of Alakananda & Mandakini
Devprayag the confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river, from here the river is officially known as the Ganga river.

Char Dham Yatra

Hindus from all parts of the world visit this state for a trip to Char Dham or four religious temples located inside this state. Not only Hindus but all nature lovers visit these places for the scenic beauty of the snow-capped hills, rivers, etc. The four temples are YamunotriGangotriKedarnath, and Badrinath. By visiting to these places one will cover most parts of Uttarakhand state and will have a lifetime experience of Himalayan culture and lifestyle. This religious tour is operational only from April to October months of the year. Out of the four-place road, connectivity is not there at the last phase for two temples. Read more on this Char Dham tour here.

Hill stations in Uttranchal

Probably the entire state is a hill station but some places are popular among Indian tourists so got the special mark as a hill station. There are two popular places; one is Mussoorie in Garhwal Himalaya and Nainital in the Kumaon region. Both these places are well connected to Delhi.

There are other places like Auli ( winter sports and Skiing ), Chopta, Ranikhet, Joshimath, and many other places which attracts trekkers and nature lovers from all part of the world.

Peaks of Garwal

Garwal region has some beautiful peaks which attract many trekkers and mountaineers to this region. The highest among these peaks is Nanda Devi at a height of 7817 meters. Other peaks are Neelkanth ( 6597 meter ), Mana peak 7272 meter, Trisuli 7074 m, Chaukamba 7138 meter, Dunagiri peak 7066 meter.

Wild Life in Uttarakhand

The state has good green cover & the famous Corbett National Park is located in the Kumaon region. This park is famous for its tiger reserve. Ramnagar is the main entry point to this park. Valley of flowers is one of the famous destinations for trekkers and the best time to visit this place is from the Middle of August to middle of September.

For the location, route map, and distances of major tourists visiting places in Uttarkhand,