Kumaon Region in Uttaranchal

Kumaon, a land resplendent in awaesome natural splendor is a jewel of the glittering Himalayas necklace. Extending from the northern end of the Ganga plains right upto Tibet, Kumaon's endless panorama of scenic wonders is nothing short of a romance with pristine & soul lifting nature itself.

The origin of Kumaon is as unique as its suroundings. It is believed that the word 'Kumaon' is derived from 'Kurmanchal' which means the land of Kurmavtar (the forties incarnation of Lord Vishnu - the preserver from the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh).

Kumaon horizons are all about crimson dawns, rippling dusks, blue bathed skies, yellow spreads corn, green beds of potatoes, bouquets of pink & red Rhododendrons, miky white peaks & flocks of lively flights. Kumaon hills are treasure house for the tourists, trekkers & pilgrims alike.

Kumaon is well connected to different parts of the country. The nearest airport for Kumaon is Pantnagar, 71 kms. from Nainital, 118 kms. from Ranikhet & 127 kms. from Almora. The last railhead for Kumaon is Kathgodam, 35 kms. from Nainital offering connections to Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. From Kathgodam regular bus services are provided by State Roadways and the Kumaon Motor Owners Union, to Nainital, Almora (90 kms.), Ranikhet (84 kms.) & other places in the region.

Kumaon consits of districts of Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Almora, Pithoragarh, Champavat & Bageshwar.

The beauty and colours of life of Kumaon can also be discovered at Hill Stations like Binsar, Chaukori, Munsyari, Ranikhet and Sitlakhet.

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