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Famous Cities in Uttarakhand

Auli

Auli is a ski destination in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. After the creation of the state of Uttarakhand, formerly part of Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as a tourist destination. Auli lies on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage destination of Badrinath.

Devprayag

Devprayag is a town and a nagar panchayat (municipality) in Tehri Garhwal district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, and is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River where Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet and take the name Ganga or Ganges River.

Harsil

Harsil is a village and a cantonment area on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage, Gangotri, in Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Lansdowne

Lansdowne is a cantonment town in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a city, municipal council and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas' and 'Yoga Capital of the World'.

Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi meaning Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.

Almora

Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Almora is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. Almora has many noted temples. Kasar Devi temple was visited by Swami Vivekananda.

Bageshwar

Bageshwar is a city and a municipal board in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Bageshwar is known for its scenic beauty, Glaciers, Rivers and Temples. Situated on the confluence of Sarju and Gomati rivers, the city of Bageshwar gets its name from the Bagnath Temple.

Barkot

Barkot is a town and a nagar palika in Uttarkashi District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located on the banks of the Yamuna river. Barkot is located 48 km from Yamunotri.

Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a town in the state of Uttarakhand, India, situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 kilometers from Nainital. The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake, which has an island at its centre.

Bhowali

Bhowali is a town and a municipal board in Nainital District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It lies close to Ghorakhal, known for Golu Devta temple and Sainik School Ghorakhal.

Chakrata

Chakrata is a cantonment town in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated between the Tons and Yamuna river. Chakrata is an access restricted military cantonment, and foreigners face severe restrictions in visiting. Chakrata can be reached from Dehradun via Mussoorie or Vikasnagar. Both routes pass through beautiful mountainous road.

Chamba

Chamba is a town in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at a junction of roads connecting Mussoorie and Rishikesh with the Tehri Dam reservoir and New Tehri. Its nearby tourist places are Dhanaulti, Surkanda Devi Temple, Ranichauri, New Tehri, and Kanatal, halfway between Chamba and Dhanaulti.

Chamoli Gopeshwar

Chamoli Gopeshwar is a township in the Garhwal hills and a municipal board within Chamoli district. Located 1400m above sea level, it is famous for its temples and weather, pleasant most of the year, but very cold in December and January.

Champawat

Champawat is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The Baleshwar Temple is an excellent monument with marvelous stone carving works. Shani Mandir is a Famous Temple.

Chopta

Chopta is a small region of meadows and evergreen forest area which is a part of kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Uttarakhand state, India and a base for trekking to Tungnath, third temple of Panch Kedar. Chopta is an unspoiled natural destination lying in the lap of the Uttarakhand Himalayas.

Badrinath

Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the temple of Badrinath. The Badrinath temple is the main attraction in the town.

Gangotri

Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat (municipality) in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges. According to popular Hindu legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.

Kedarnath

Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. It is a nagar panchayat in Rudraprayag district.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station is situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range.

Roorkee

Roorkee is a city in north India, located in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district. It is spread over a flat terrain with the Himalayas to the east and north-east. The city developed on the banks of the Ganges canal, its dominant feature, which flows north–south through the city.

Clement Town

Clement Town is a town of Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It borders Rajaji National Park and is home to several renowned institutions. A large Tibetan settlement and the World's Largest Stupa, of the re-established Mindroling Monastery from Tibet, is situated in Clement Town. It is the highest Mindroling Monastery in the world.

Dwarahat

Dwarahat is a town and a nagar panchayat in Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Haldwani

Haldwani is a city, which along with its twin township of Kathgodam forms the Haldwani-Kathgodam municipal Corporation in Nainital District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Haldwani is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand, and is known as the Gateway of Kumaon.

Jyotirmath

Jyotirmath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 6150 feet, it is gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Badrinath. It is home to one of the four cardinal pithas established by Adi Shankara.

Karnaprayag

Karnaprayag is a city and municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Karnaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag of Alaknanda River, situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda, and Pindar River. Karnaprayag is one of five sites where the confluence of rivers occurs.

Kasar Devi

Kasar Devi is a village near Almora, Uttarakhand. It is known for the Kasar Devi temple. The temple structure dates to the 2nd century CE. Swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi in 1890s, and numerous western seeker, Sunyata Baba Alfred Sorensen and Lama Anagarika Govinda.

Kathgodam

Kathgodam is a town in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state of India. It is one of the important collection centres for forest products obatained from Kumaon Himalayas. It is the last station on its Indian Railways line. From Kathgodam, mountain roads lead to tourist destinations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Sattal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Binsar, Kausani, Naukuchiyatal and Almora.

Kausani

Kausani is a hill station and Village situated in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. Mahatma Gandhi called this place the Switzerland of India, due to similarity in landscapes.

Lohaghat

Lohaghat is a town in Champawat district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Lohaghat is a very beautiful hill station with many tourist spots around. Lohaghat on the banks of Lohawati River in Champawat district is one of the important places for its temples.

Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar is a town and tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It sits high in the Kumaon Hills at an altitude of 2286 meters. Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350 year old temple of Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham.

Dehradun

Dehradun is the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. Dehradun is in the Doon Valley on the foothills of the Himalayas nestled between the river Ganges on the east and the river Yamuna on the west. The city is famous for its picturesque landscape and slightly milder climate and provides a gateway to the surrounding region.

Haridwar

Haridwar is an ancient city and municipality in the Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, India. The River Ganga, after flowing for 253 kilometres (157 mi) from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, enters the Indo-Gangetic Plains of North India for the first time at Haridwar, which gave the city its ancient name, Gangadwára.

Kotdwar

Kotdwar or Kotdwara is a town and tehsil in the Pauri Garhwal district of Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kotdwar is one of the oldest Railway stations in the country.It was established in 1890 by British for timber transport from Himalayan Region. First Passenger train was run in 1901. It is situated in the south-western part of state and is one of the main entrance points in the state of Uttarakhand.

Nainital

Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas.

Rudraprayag

Rudraprayag is a town and a municipality in Rudraprayag district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rudraprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, the point of confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini. Kedarnath, a Hindu holy town is located 86 km from Rudraprayag.

Munsiari

Munsiari is in Uttarakhand, India.It lies at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, at an elevation of about 2200m and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the range. Its name refers to a place with snow. Situated on the banks of Goriganga river.

Nandaprayag

Nandaprayag is a town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Nandaprayag is one of the Panch Prayag (five confluences) of Alaknanda River, and lies at the confluence of Alaknanda River and Nandakini River.

Narendra Nagar

Narendranagar is a city and a municipal board in Tehri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The small town of Odathali nestled in the Shivalik foothills was chosen not only for its extraordinary scenic beauty, but also for its proximity to the plains below. On a clear day one can get aerial view of Rishikesh, Haridwar and Ganga flowing from mountains to Plains of Haridwar.

Pantnagar

Pantnagar is a town and a university campus in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand. Nainital, Kashipur, Rudrapur and Kiccha, Haldwani are the major cities surrounding Pantnagar.

Pauri

Pauri is a town and a municipal board in Pauri Garhwal district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The climate of Pauri is very cold in winters and the region experiences low to moderate snowfall in the months of January or February.

Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is a city with a Municipal Board in the Pithoragarh district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Pithorgarh is known for its unique culture. Saradotsav has played a significant role in conserving and sharing this culture.

Ramnagar

Ramnagar is a small town and municipal board in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. Ramnagar is the gateway to the Corbett National Park. Garjiya Devi Temple and Sitabani temple located nearby also attracts many visitors.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Ashiyana Park is situated in the midst of Ranikhet town. Haidakhan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The splendid views of the gigantic Himalayan peaks are clearly visible from Haidakhan Temple.

Rudrapur

Rudrapur is a city and a Nagar Nigam in Udham Singh Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Rudrapur is located in the fertile Terai region. The district comprises five main sub divisions and is surrounded by the exotic Himalayan ranges.

Tehri

Tehri is a city in Tehri Garhwal District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The old town of Tehri sat at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers. It contained the sources of both the Ganges and the Yamuna, which are visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims.





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