the 27th state of the Republic of India on Nov 9th, 2000.
The state shares common boundaries with Tibet (China) to the
north and Nepal to the east, Himachal Pradesh to the west
and Uttar Pradesh (of which it formed a part before 2000) in
the south. In Hindu scriptures, the land has been described
as Uttarakhand, a term derived from Sanskrit which means
Uttaranchal is a land of Celestial Beauty filled with
glaciers and peaks, flowers and dense forests. This
Kumaon region of Himalayas is also called the Adi Kailash,
the residence of Lord Shiva.
The enchanting region is covered with majestic mountains
which form the symbol AUM (the Adi mantra of Hindu religion)
with white snow on black background. The sacred place is
nestling with the temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri,
Uttarakhand) is a state which is bestowed with aplenty
natural beauty. The location of the state is such that it is
bounded by Nepal in the North, Madhya Pradesh in the South,
Delhi in West and Bihar in the East.
The most important destinations include Dehradun, Mussoorie,
Nainital and Ranikhet. Apart from these,
the state is the source of the holiest
river of India i.e. the Ganges. The state holds
trekking training camps and other adventure sports.
Uttaranchal is also famous for its Shopping centers which
include Dehradun, Nainital and Mussoorie. The experience of
shopping in Dehradun and Nainital is very different from
other places of the country.