Situated in the northern part of India the state of Uttarakhand was earlier known as Uttaranchal.
The capital of which is Dehradun.
This newly baptized state is also referred to as the ‘land of the Gods’ earlier known as ‘Devbhumi’ due to the presence of a large number of Hindu pilgrimage spots.
The name Uttaranchal is divided into two parts, the literal meaning of which is ‘uttar’ which means north and ‘aanchal’ which means blessings’.
The language commonly spoken is Hindi apart from the local dialects spoken in different regions.
The major spot attractions of this place is the Jim Corbett National Park which was also known to be the oldest national park of India which is situated in Nainital.
Many other national parks like the valley of flowers national park, Nanda Devi National park etc are the other places a tourist should not miss.
Nainital, Mussoorie, Almora and Ranikhet are the most patronized hill stations of this state.
Haldwani has a charming beauty. Surrounded by hills from one side and forests and wildlife from the other, makes it an ideal place to live. However as it is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand after Dehradun and Haridwar, it's growing at a fast rate. Haldwani has hi-tech medical facilities and hospitality. It is a growing hub for educational institutions. People here are kind hearted. You can find different communities living in peace and interaction. Nainital is the only place in the world where a mosque, a church, a gurudwara and a temple all lie in a radius of less than one km. Due to this recent urbanisation, Haldwani is facing vehicular pollution, high temperature,loss of vegetation. Basic needs of water and electricty are luxury for the lower middle class! Political structure...
Good city to live. Haldwani is the third most populous city in Uttarakhand, and is known as the "Gateway of Kumaon". In Kumaoni, the local dialect, the place is called "Halduvani", literally "forest (vana) of Haldu", after the tree named "Haldu".In 1816, after the British defeated Gorkhas, Gardner was appointed the Commissioner of Kumaon. Later George William Trail took over as Commissioner and renamed Halduvani as Haldwani in 1834. Though British records suggest that the place was established in 1834, as a mart for hill people who visited the Bhabhar (Himalayan foothills) region, during the cold season.