Uttarakhand is a state in the northern part of India and was formerly known as Uttaranchal; it is also referred to as DevBhoomi i.e “Land of the Gods". Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment, pristine beauty of the Himalayas. Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India on 9 November 2000. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and Delhi to Dehradun distance is around 250 km. Uttarakhand is mainly separated into two regions, Garhwal and Kumaon, consisting of 13 districts. Each division and each district has its own charm; a charm that will compel you to return to Uttarakhand India.
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Kumaon is believed to have been derived from "Kurmanchal", meaning land of the Kurmavatar, i.e the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It consists of higher ranges of hills descending towards south, being succeeded by a narrow stretch of low broken country called the Bhabar and then by a gradual slope towards the great plain of Upper India, which is called the Terai.
Kumaon or Kumaun is one of the two divisions of state of Uttarakhand India and Kumaon has its own distinct and impressive tradition, festivals, food and culture. Headquarter of Kumaon division and the High Court of Uttarakhand is located in Nainital. Haldwani (District Nainital) is the like the entrance door to Kumaon region, Uttarakhand India.
Haldwani is located at a key location and has a Railway station, Bus station & Taxi stand. Kathgodam which also has a Railway station, is North of Haldwani, 8 km away and is part of the twin township of Haldwani-Kathgodam. So its well connected by major Uttarakhand Destinations and plays an important role in Uttarakhand Tourism.
Uttarakhand India is a popular tourist destination and attracts many tourists throughout the year. Tourists travelling from far corners of the country take flights to Uttarakhand as it saves travel time and allows travelers more time to explore Uttarakhand Destinations. Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the primary airport in Uttarakhand. Pant Nagar airport is in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand & is the nearest airport to Nainital while Jolly Grant is the nearest airport to Mussoorie. Main purpose of the new airport is to promote Uttarakhand Tourism.
Pithoragarh Airport, also known as Naini Saini Airport is in Pithoragarh of Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. The airport was constructed for administrative use and recently the commercial services to Dehradun and Pantnagar have been started.
Jolly Grant Airport serves as the primary airport for Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussoorie, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Gangotri.
It is located on the Badrinath Highway, Chamoli, Uttarakhand and has a stunning airstrip. It played a important role during the rescue of pilgrims from the Kedarnath Floods in 2013. Its fully operational under the Indian Army but it is not open for common flights.
It is the only airport in Kumaon and is important for Uttarakhand Tourism as its closest airport to popular Uttarakhand Destinations like Nainital, Ranikhet, Bhimtal and Almora.
Chinyalisaur Airport also known as Maa Ganga Airport currently serves the Indian Air Force. It was initially constructed to cater to the needs of tourist, pilgrim traffic but lay unused.
Courtesy: News18 UP Uttarakhand
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