(Last Updated on : 29/05/2017)
Cities of Uttarakhand
either belong to the Garhwal
or Kumaon Mountain Range
and accordingly the people are known as Garhwali
. The main cities of Uttarakhand are Badrinathpuri
, Dev Prayag
, Kachnal Gosain
, Kela Khera
, Narendra Nagar
Dehradun, Dehradun District
Dehradun is located in the Garhwal region. Dehradun is well known for its natural resources, publishing services, and for its prestigious educational institutions like the Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy and several day and boarding schools.
, Haridwar District
Haridwar is a popular pilgrimage
centre and has an important historical value. In Mahabharata
, the name of Haridwar is mentioned. Haridwar is the gateway of Char Dham
Mussoorie, Dehradun DistrictAlmora, Almora District
Almora has great historical value as Swami Vivekananda
had spent some days in this city. Kasar Devi, Banari Devi, Chitai, Jageshwar, Binsar Mahadev, Garhnath and Baijnath Temple
are the popular sites here.
Rishikesh, Dehradun District
Rishikesh is a famous Yoga
centre of the country. Not only this place is good for yoga institutes
, Rishikesh is also popular to the white water rafting
enthusiasts, both from India and abroad.
Mussoorie, Dehradun District
Mussoorie is a popular Indian hill station
, with the wonderful scenic beauty that draws the attention of every traveller. Mussouri Lake, Bhatta Falls
, Jwalaji Temple are some places to visit.
Baijnath, Kangra District
Baijnath is famous for the Baijnath Temple, the Temple of Lord Shiva
on the bank of the river
which is said to have been built by the Kumaon Katyuri king in around 1150 A.D.
Champawat, Champawat district
Champawat is an oldest city with forests
and it was the capital city of Chand Dynasty of India. Baleshwar Temple
which was erected by the kings of Chanda in 16th Century now allures the pilgrims who visited Badrinathpuri. Stone carving
is dominant here.
Pauri, Pauri Garhwal district
Pauri is the place of excellent natural beauty. People come this place to have an errand where the evergreen
deodar trees are worth-while.
Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar district
Khatima is the commercial capital of Uttarkhand and Kumaon Division
region. Kumaoni, Muslims and the Sikhs reside here with communal harmony.
Landour, Dehradun District
Landour is a small hill station in Dehradun
It is located just adjacent to Mussoorie. It is famed for the Mussoorie Range, the second of the five parallel folds of the Himalaya Mountain Range
Dogadda, Pauri Garhwal
Dogadda was the commercial center for the people of Garhwal Mountain Range
, before the emergence of Kotdwara, as a commercial city
. Now it is the place for trekking
Dwarahat is prominent in the tourism map for the Shakti temple at Doonagiri. It is merely 10 km away from Dwarahat.