Uttaranchal now called as Uttarakhand is a hilly region carved out of the Uttar Pradesh. It is often referred to as the Devbhumi (literally "Land of the Gods") due to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. The state borders Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and Uttar Pradesh in the South, and has international borders with Nepal and China. The state's forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife which is a popular tourism hotspot. Plan your trip to Uttarakhand and indulge in adventure tourism.
Vacations in Uttarakhand - How to reach Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has 28,508 km of roads, of which 1,328 km are national highways and 1,543 km are state highways. The State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC), which has been reorganised in Uttarakhand as the Uttarakhand Transport Corporation, is a major constituent of the transport system in the state. There are approximately 1000 buses are being plied by the "Uttarakhand Transport Corporation" on 35 nationalised routes along with many other non-nationalised routes.
The air transport network in the state is gradually improving. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, is the busiest airport in the state located in Pantnagar of the Kumaon region. There government is planning to develop Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh, Bharkot Airport in Chinyalisaur in Uttarkashi district and Gauchar Airport in Gauchar, Chamoli district know more.
As over 86% of Uttarakhand's terrain consists of hills, railway services are very limited in the state and are largely confined to the plains. The most important railway station in Kumaun Division of Uttarakhand is at Kathgodam, 35 kilometres away from Nainital. Kathgodam is the last terminus of the broad gauge line of North East Railways that connects Nainital with Delhi, Dehradun, and Howrah.
It is quite easy to rent cars, most of them are rented along with drivers. These car rentals can be easily found online, or physically at airports, railway stations, bus stands and at popular tourist destinations.
Sight seeing in Uttarakhand - Historical & Heritage Sites in Uttarakhand