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Kumaon Region

Breathtakingly Beautiful!

Kumaon, the Land of Lords blend the majestic mountain scenery and wilderness of the woods with warm and amiable people.A vibrant culture amidst the breathtakingly beautiful panorama of the himalayas that are embellished with the transcendent ancient temple, adds to the picturesque vicinity!

The land of the Kurmavatar (tortoise incarnation of Vishnu), Kumaon is bounded on the east by Nepal and north by Tibet and is the gorgeous half of the state of Uttarakhand. Like its other half, Garhwal, the region of Kumaon is replete with picturesque hill stations, lofty mountains, surreal lakes, charming villages and unexplored destinations. The region is divided into 6 districts, each being equally stunning and filled with best places for a holiday. The area covered by this beautiful part of Uttarakhand is estimated to be around 21,035 sq km and is divided into Greater Himalayas and lesser Himalayas. The natives are called Kumaoni and their mother tongue is also called Kumaoni which is one of the Central Pahari Languages.The other languages spoken in this region of Uttarakhand are Hindi and Urdu.Kumaon boasts an incredible landscape, which evidently makes it quite popular amongst tourists who plan their vacation here especially during the summer season. The region offers some brilliant summer destinations like the popular Nainital City and its nearby lake towns of Bhimtal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal.

However, summer is not the only season that is often thronged by visitors, a large number of people also visit this region during the winter season to enjoy the surreal snow covered destinations. Not to forget, Kumaon is home to a plethora of Hindu temples that include the cave of Patal Bhubhaneshwar and the famous temples of Jageshwar, Bageshwar, and Almora. Talking about Almora, this region in Uttarakhand, is famous for its sweet delicacies of Singauri and Bal Mithai which can be best bought from Almora town. Your heart will actually skip a beat when you see the Nanda Devi, the tallest mountain in India. Nanda Devi looks more charming with the sky shining above its snow-covered top. As you steer further through the tranquil environ of Kumaon, you might come across travel destinations Pithoragarh, Munsiyari, and Chaukori, which make excellent holiday destinations in Uttarakhand. Furthermore, Kumaon is also home to the famous Jim Corbett National Park that harbours endangered species like tigers, sambar deer, fishing cat and many feathered birds. Traditions and culture are the most vital part of this region and festivals like Kumaoni Holi, Hill Jatra, Harela and Bhitauli, Bat Savitri.

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