(Last Updated on : 05/05/2017)
Cities of Uttarakhand
either belong to the Garhwal
Mountain Range and accordingly the people are known as Garhwali or Kumaoni. 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, Hardiwar District
is a popular pilgrimage centre and has an important historical value. In Mahabharata
, the name of Haridwar is mentioned. This city is the entry gate to the Char Dham
Almora, 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. Rishikesh is becoming a popular spot for 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. Mussoorie Lake, Bhatta Falls
, Jwalaji Temple are some places to visit.
Baijnath, Kangra District
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
was the capital of the Chand dynasty rulers. Baleshwar Temple
built by the Chand rulers in 16th century. It is an excellent monument with marvellous stone carving
Pauri, Pauri Garhwal district
is the place of excellent natural beauty. People come to this place to have an errand where the evergreen deodar
trees are worth-while.
Khatima, Udham Singh Nagar district
The most important town of Uttarakhand, Khatima is the business seat of Kumaon region. Khatima is the residence of the Kumaoni, Muslims
and the Sikhs
Landour, Dehradun District
Landour is a small cantonment town 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 hub of commercial activities of Garhwal before the emergence of Kotdwara. Now it is the place for trekking
Dwarahat is famous for the Shakti temple at Doonagiri which is merely 10 km away from Dwarahat.