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Pauri

Pauri
A quiet and tiny hamlet surrounded by charming snow-clad Himalayan Mountains, Pauri is situated 155 km from Dehradun in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Covered with deodar forests, the hill-station presents a picture of serenity unlike other more popular hill-stations. Pauri presents majestic view of the peaks of Nandadevi and Trishul. P [...]

Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti
Situated between Mussoorie (35 km) and Chamba (27 km), Dhanaulti is a hill-station located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Covered with forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak, the quiet and picturesque hamlet of Dhanaulti is located at an altitude of 2286 metres. Dhanaulti houses the famous Surkanda Devi temple where Lord Shiva dropp [...]

Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh
Pithoragarh is a small town, which gives its name to the district. It lies in the centre of the western half of the Soar Valley which resembles the Kashmir valley on a miniature scale. It is prettily dotted with villages, generally placed on eminences. The view from some of the higher altitudes in Pithoragarh captures the snow-capped peaks o [...]

Auli

Auli
Auli Located at an altitude of 2500 – 3050 mts above sea level, offering a panoramic view of Mt.Nanda DeviKamet, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat,is an ideal place for Skiing, covered with evergreen conifers and oak forest. The potential of snow dressed slopes of Auli, once the tra [...]

Chakrata

Chakrata
Situated between Yamuna and Tons Rivers, Chakrata in Uttarakhand is a small cantonment town 92 km from Dehradun. Apart from being the permanent garrison for the Special Frontier Forces, the cantonment is also the training ground for Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s intelligence agency. Chakrata is a fascinating destination elevat [...]

Ranikhet

Ranikhet
Ranikhet is rich in varied fauna. With lush green forests of Pine, Oak and Deodar, the place can be regarded as a perfect meditative spot. Located in Almora district in Uttarakhand, the tranquil hill station and cantonment town of Ranikhet is surrounded by lush green forests and majestic Himalayan ranges. The area, rich with pine, oak, and d [...]

Kasauni

Kasauni
A picturesque hill station 117 km from Nainital, Kasauni is situated in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Impressed with its scenic beauty and salubrious climate, Mahatma Gandhi called it ‘Switzerland of India’. Kasauni is situated at an altitude of about 1890 mts. Kasauni sits on a ridge in the Himalayan mountains and overlook [...]

Rishikesh

Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district now in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as The Gateway to the Himalayas. Rishikesh is surrounded by three other districts namely Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar. It is located around 25 km north of [...]

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand
Capital: Dehradun Area: 53.483 km² Population: 9.396.000 (2008) Language: Hindi, Pahari, Urdu, Panjabi, Bengalisch, Nepali, English Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India in November 2000. Carved out of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand mainly comprises the hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh. The state borders Himachal [...]

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