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On 9th November, 2000, the hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh and some districts of plainland were put together to form Uttranchal, a new state. On 28th December, 2006, the name of Uttranchal was changed to Uttrakhand.
With Dehradun as capital, the state has scenic beauty second only to Jammu and Kashmir. It has an astounding collection of over a dozen of picturesque hill stations. Nainital , Almora, BInsar, Kaushani, Mukteshwar, Lansdowne, Pauri and Mussuri are some of them. There are 6 national parks as well, the Corbett national park being the most important. Thus it is rich in forest resources too.
The gateway to most important Hindu Pilgrimahe of Kedar and Badri is through is twin cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh.
It also borders China and Nepal.
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Nainital Devaprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Nandaprayag and Vishnuprayag. Chandrabadani & Chandrapuri Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers Nandan kanan Auli and Joshimath Rishikesh Pauri, Khirsu, Lansdowne and Kotdwar Haridwar or Hardwar Mussoorie Dehradun Panch Kedars Kedar Nath Badri Nath and the Sapta Badri Gangotri Chaukori and Patal Bhubaneshwar Pithoragarh, Munsiyari and Milam Glacier Purnagiri and Nanak Mata Mayawati, Lohaghat, Champawat and Shyamlatal Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve Forests Roopkund and Hemkund Almora, Binsar and Jageshwar Kaushani Ranikhet Mukteshwar