Rudra Prayag, where River Alaknanda meets Mandakini
Uttarakhand (Earlier known as Uttaranchal)
is the 27th state of the Republic of India. It was carved out of the state of Uttar Pradesh in November 2000. It is one of the most beautiful state in the Indian union. Apart from the beautiful views of Himalays, it is also home of the point of origin of Ganga and Yamuna. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath are some of the places regarded sacred by Hindus. The state is also dotted with many hill stations like Mussorie, Nanital, Kausani, Almora etc. Uttaranchal experiences a range of elevations from sea level i.e. 300 mts. to 7000 mts.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. The city can be reached by train from New delhi in about 6 hours.
Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: almora
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