About Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is the place to be if you are seeking some peace and tranquility. The state came into being on 9th November 2000 and was named Uttaranchal but it was given its original name soon.

When you visit Uttarakhand, you can’t do without exploring the beautiful city of Dehradun. The city is nestled between Ganga and Yamuna rivers. It’s a place people love to visit all the times of the year. The summers are warm, the winters are cool and the monsoon is mild at the best.

The state has two major divisions Garhwal and Kumaon that have minor culture and language differences. Though Garhwali and Kumaoni are majorly spoken languages of Uttarakhand, tourists can find many people who speak fluent Hindi too.

The population of Uttarakhand was over 10, 000, 000 in the 2011 census and the majority of the locals are Hindus. People from other religions such as Sikhs, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists also live peacefully here.

The state is also renowned as Dev Bhoomi as it boasts of several temples such as temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri. They are also commonly known as Char Dhams. It is a perfect place for people seeking to pursue spiritual attainment.

Uttarakhand’s economic growth has been steady since it was created. Agriculture is the backbone of its economy. The net sown area of the state was 701,030 ha in 2013-14. It is also the second fastest growing state in India.