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Uttrakhand

General Information

known as Devbhumi (Land of God) due to the many holy Hinud temples, spiritual and auspicious places to pilgrim and worship. also recognized for its natural beauties. It is situated in northern part of India. It is borders with the Tibet in north, Nepal in east, Uttar Pradesh in south and Himachal Pradesh and Haryana in west.

Geography

93 % area of is mountainous and 64% is covered by forest. The most areas of are the part of Great Himalayan ranges. is the birth place of India's two mightiest rivers, Ganges and Yamuna. lies on southern slope of the Himalayan range. The highest elevations are covered by ice and bare rocks. Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India situated in .

Flora and Fauna

has large number of National Parks includes Jim Corbett National Park (The oldest National Park of India) in Nainital district, Valley of Flowers and Nanda Devi Nanital Park in Chamoli district which are also UNESCO world heritage sites, Rajaji National Park and Gangotri National Park in Uttarakashi district.

Tourism

is paradise for all type of tourists. Leisure, adventure and religious tourism paly of major role in 's economy. Nainital, Massoorie, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal and Ranikhet are the most famous frequent destinations of India. Tourist come for Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting, Motorbike Tours and many other adventurous activites.