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Uttaranchal... Divine paradise


Uttarakhand (Hindi: उत्तराखण्ड or उत्तराखंड Uttar + Akhand i.e. North + Section or Segment),is a state located in the northern part of India. It was known as Uttaranchal.
Leisure, adventure, and religious tourism play a prominent role in Uttarakhand's economy, with the Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve and the nearby hill-stations of Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal and Ranikhet being amongst the most frequented destinations of India. The state also contains numerous peaks of interest to mountaineers, although Nanda Devi, the highest and best-known of these, has been off-limits since 1982. Other national wonders include the Valley of Flowers, which along with Nanda Devi National Park, form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To Uttarakhand, long called "abode of the gods" (Devbhumi), belong some of the holiest Hindu shrines, and for more than a thousand years, pilgrims have been visiting the region in the hopes of salvation and purification from sin. Gangotri and Yamunotri, the sources of both the Ganges and Yamuna fall in the upper reaches of the state and together with Badrinath (dedicated to Vishnu) and Kedarnath (dedicated to Shiva) form the Chardham of Uttarakhand, one of Hinduism most spiritually auspicious pilgrimage circuits. Rishikesh near Haridwar is known as the preeminent yoga centre of India while the spectacular view from Hemkund is of special significance to Sikhs. In addition, the state has an abundance of temples and shrines, many dedicated to local deities or manifestations of Shiva and Durga, references to many of which can be found in Hindu scriptures and legends.[16] The architecture of most of these temples is typical of the region and slightly different from other parts of India, the ancient temples at Jageshwar being the most prominent for their distinct architectural features. Tibetan Buddhism has also made itself felt with the recent reconstruction of Mindroling Monastery and its Buddha Stupa, touted as the world's highest[17], southwest of Dehradun.


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Mahendra DevMahendra Dev moderator 11/29/2008
Madd_Nomadd Madd_Nomadd visiting dec 2011 12/16/2011
Manish AgarwalManish Agarwal to make new friends 10/25/2013
Harsh KohliHarsh Kohli Frequent traveler to Uttarnchal and looking for company 05/22/2011
Devendra Punia Devendra Punia I am living in Dehradun, would love more people to know about it, places 11/28/2011
Umesh SinghUmesh Singh I love my new home... 10/04/2010
Roshan PuranikRoshan Puranik here right now 03/18/2012


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Uttaranchal in February?Māris Dubrovskis-  11/27/2012
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DelhiLindsay Boyd-  06/08/2012
Anyone interested in a Past Life Regression Session?Romshi Ashesh-  06/02/2012
Uttarakhand Adventures this JuneKat Shiffler4  06/02/2012
CouchSurfing Photo Exhibition (19-24 June) "Zoomed World".Rahul Sanghvi-  06/01/2012
Trip to Mt. Abu!!!Rahul Sanghvi-  05/22/2012
Biking in the Himalayas – Manali to LehAnubhav Saxena-  05/09/2012
Is there a bus at Indian side of Mahendranagar borderjoonbusa-  04/30/2012
Please Help - Have you seen Jonathan Spollen? Missing in Rishikesh since February 3rd, 2012Sysilia Tanhati-  04/14/2012
Nature Walk - Earth Hour -Amit Bhatnagar-  03/24/2012
exploring DehradunRoshan Puranik-  03/18/2012
coming to dehradun..would love to meet up with locals there for a hangoutTitto Ashok-  02/08/2012
Visiting Uttaranchal in December 2011ARTHUR CONCESSAO3  11/28/2011
Jim Corbett National ParkRahul Sanghvi-  11/19/2011
Yoga in DehradunStephi H.1  10/31/2011
hosting for this weekendAnand Nandipati-  09/30/2011
Valley of flowersArun Viswanathan6  09/14/2011
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