Uttarakhand is considered as the most sacred and favorable state of various religious places, devotion and pilgrimage also called ‘Dev Bhumi’ or ‘Land of God’. Uttarakhand is the northwest part of Uttar Pradesh and one part is situated on the Himalayan mountain range, which is a religious place, the state is famous for its beautiful facilities and prosperity of the Himalayas.
Amazing, History, Famous fun Facts About Uttarakhand For Tourists and Kids
Here is a list of Interesting and Unknown fun facts about Uttarakhand as well as In this article, you can also read some historical facts and general information about the Uttarakhand such as facts about culture, history, government rule, total population of the Uttarakhand State.
- According to the 2011 census, there is a population of 1,00,86,292 inhabitants. Male-female ratio is 1000: 963. The population density is 189 square kilometers.Uttarakhand has a literacy rate of 79.63%.
- There are many opportunities in this state for tourism. Major destinations are Auli(which known for snowfall),Munsiyari village, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Pithoragarh, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Almora.
- If you are brave and like tough challenges, you can go for high and low altitude trekking, river rafting, paragliding, gliding, mountaineering, skiing, and many other activities.
- Uttarakhand is a state of India which located in the north of India. Uttarakhand means the northern region.
- Uttarakhand is also called ‘Dev Bhoomi’ due to the presence of many religious places and places of worship.
- The holiest of Hindu religion and the largest rivers in India are the Ganges and Yamuna. And their origins are ‘Gangotri’ and ‘Yamunotri’ respectively.which is in Uttarakhand. And there are many important places of pilgrimage in Vedic culture situated on their shores.
- The most spoken language of Uttarakhand is ‘Hindi’. ‘Garhwali’ and ‘Kumaun’ are two major languages of the state.
- Uttarakhand’s capital is ‘Dehradun’.
- Uttarakhand’s High Court is in Nainital.
- Uttarakhand was established on November 9, 2000. This state was created by the division of Uttar Pradesh.
- In the north of this state, ‘Tibet’, ‘Nepal’ in the east, ‘Himachal Pradesh’ in the west and ‘Uttar Pradesh’ in the south.
- There are 13 districts in Uttarakhand. Here are 5 of the Lok Sabha and 3 seats of the Rajya Sabha. There are 70 seats in the Legislative Assembly of the state.
- The major cities of the state are Dehradun, Bageshwar, Nainital, Haridwar, Ranikhet, Rudraprayag and Kausani.
- India’s first I.T. Hindi lab was established on February 6, 2003, in Dehradun, which is in Uttarakhand.
- Uttarakhand is also found in many Hindu mythologies and holy book.
- From 2000 to 2006 it was known as ‘Uttaranchal’. In 2007, the name of this state was officially changed to ‘Uttranchal’ by ‘Uttarakhand’.
- Uttarakhand is a very prosperous state in terms of tourism. The famous tourist sites are Jim Corbett National Park, Ranikhet, Pithoragarh,Mussoorie,Auli and Nainital.
- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamanothri, Gangotri, Haridwar, and Rishikesh are prominent in religious places. Each year millions of pilgrims visit Uttarakhand for ‘Char Dham Yatra’.
- India’s oldest national park ‘Jim Corbett National Park’ was formerly known as ‘Ramganga National Park’. In 1957 this name was named Corbett National Park