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  - Udham Singh Nagar
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Great Cities of Uttaranchal

Almora

Almora, a picturesque district in the east of the state of Uttaranchal in Kumaun region, is a fine blend of mountain beauty; ancient cultural influences, sanctified spots, thickly wooded forests, scenic valleys, quaint cottages, crystal lakes and gushing rivers...........

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Bageshwar


Bageshwar is situated at the confluence of rivers Saryu, Gomti and latent Bhagirathi, lies the holy township of Bageshwar; also revered as the pious land associated with Lord Sadashiva, the redeemer of all sins. ..........

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Chamoli

Chamoli, carved as a seperate revenue district in 1960 out of the erstwhile Grahwal district, lies in the Central Himalya and constitutes a part of the celebrated 'Kedar Kshetra'.The District Chamoli is surrounded by Uttarkashi in Northwest, Pithoragarh in Southwest, Almora in Southeast, Rudraprayag in Southwest and Tehri Grahwal in West............

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Champawat

Champawat is situated 1615 m above sea level. The district of Champawat constituted in the year 1997 is situated between 29 degree 5 minutes and 29 degree 30 minutes in northern altitude and 79 degree 59 minutes and 80 degree 3 minutes at the center of eastern longitude...........

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Dehradun

Dehradun is one of the oldest cities of India and is recently declared as the Provisional Capital of newly created Uttaranchal State in the month of Nov'2000. The district is named after its chief city Dehra Dun. The town lies in the Dun Valley, on the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The name Dehradun is a collection of two word "dera" meaning Camp and " dun" meaning valley............

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Haridwar

Haridwar stands as the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttranchal. Geographically and geological, Haridwar, lying at the feet of Shiva's hills, i.e., Shivaliks, in the Haridwar district of Uttranchal Pradesh, is a doorway. " According to Hindu mythology Haridwar was known as Kapilsthan.............

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Nainital

In the Uttranchal, district of Nainital lies in the Kumaun division. To it's north is Almora district and to its south lies the Udham Singh Nagar district. Champawat district flanks it in the east and district of Pauri Gahwal is in the west..............

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Pithoragarh

The district of Pithoragarh came into being in 1960 when it was carved out of the district of Almora. On 15th September 1997, the Champawat Tehsil, hitherto under Pithoragarh, was carved into Champawat district..............

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Pauri Garhwal

Pauri Garhwal, a district of Uttaranchal state encompasses an area of 5440 sq. km and situated between 29 45' to 30 15' Latitude and 78 24' to 79 23' E Longitude. This district is ringed by the districts of Chamoli, Rudraprayag & Tehri Garhwal in North, Bijnor & Udhamsingh Nagar in South, Almora & Nainital in East, Dehradun & Haridwar in West..............

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Rudraprayag

Till recently, Rudraprayag was a part of district Chamoli and Tehri in 1997, the Kedarnath Valley and parts of district Tehri & Pauri were conjoined to from Rudraprayag as new district. Rudraprayag District was established on 16th September1997. ...............

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Tehri Garhwal

Tehri Garhwal is one of the western most district of the Uttaranchal State (Former Uttar Pradesh) located on the outer ranges of the mid Himalayas which comprise low line peaks rising contiguously with the planes of the northern India. The district lies between the parallels of 30.3` and 30.53` north latitude and 77.56` and 79.04` east longitude..............

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Udham Singh Nagar

In the vicinity of the spectacular Kumaon lies the district of Udham Singh Nagar which was a part of district Nainital before it gained the identity of a separate district in October 1995. The district was named in memory of Late Shri Udham Singh who has a great freedom fighter and who killed General Dyre after the brutal Jaliyanwala Bagh massacre...........

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Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi was originally a part of district Tehri Garhwal. Soon after independence, when Tehri Garhwal kingdom merged with India, it was made a border district with the district headquarter at Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi district was created on February 24, 1960 out of what then constituted the parganas of Rawain and Uttarkashi of Rawain tehsil of erstwhile Tehri Garhwal district............

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