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Section on Uttarakhand facts covers interesting facts and figures on Uttarakhand, India.

Uttarakhand Facts

While one is visiting the state of Uttarakhand, the first thing that he/ she is bound to notice is the beautiful landscapes and the vibrant and laid back lifestyle of the place. The state not only consists of some beautiful landscapes, but it also has a rich heritage and history as well. It is a beautiful state that is bordered by Tibet to the north, Nepal to the East and the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in the west and south side, respectively.

In this article, we provide you with some facts & figures regarding Uttarakhand.

Area 63,157 sq km
Population 84,49,000 (According to 2001 census)
Major Languages Kumaoni, Garhwali, English, Hindi
Capital Dehradun
Location North India
Climate The climate of Uttarakhand is generally pleasant, with the exception of some places where it can be pretty hot during the summers. Winters are chilly and snowfall is very common in many parts.
Best Time to Visit April to June and October to December
International Airport None in Uttarakhand. Delhi has the nearest International Airport
Domestic Airport Jolly Grant Airport and Pant Nagar Airport
Major Festivals Basant Panchmi, Bat Savitri, Harela and Bhaitauli, Khatarua, Makar Sankranti, Olgia, Phool Dei
Major Fairs Jauljibi, Nanda Devi, Uttaryani fair
Tourist Attractions Almora, Auli, Badrinath, Binsar, Chakrata, Chamoli, Corbett, Gangotri, Haridwar, Kalsi, Kedarnath, Lansdowne, Mukteshwar, Mussoorie, Nainital, Pauri, Pithoragarh, Rajaji National Park, Ranikhet, Rishikesh, Yamunotri
Literacy Rate 72.28%
Major Industries Tourism, Floriculture and Horticulture, Agro and Food Processing, Biotechnology, Hydro Power, Forest Products (Herbs and Spices)

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