Kumaon, with an area of 21,035 sq km, located in the north Indian state of Uttrakhand. River Kali divides it from Nepal in the east. Kumaon shares its boundary with the regions of Bareilly, Pilibhit, Rampur, and Muradabad.
Uttarayani Mela is held at many places including Bageshwar, Rameshwar, Chitrashila (Ranibagh), Pancheshwar, etc., on Uttarayani day. At Pancheshwar, the dola (woody carrier of the god) of Chaumu comes down to the shrine.The climate of Kumaon is hilly with frosty winters and warm summers. In the winters, temperature can reach below zero while it may go up to 32°C in the summers.
Natinal universally recognized as the “Lake District of India”, Nainital is one of the most attractive hill stations in North India. Bounded by mountains on three sides Nainital is situated round the gorgeous lake Naini Tal. Nainital has derived its name from the Deity Naina. Nainital in the Kumaon hills retains a lovely weather through the year excluding the winters. The temperature is warm at any time but in winters, it turn out to be very cold.
With its snow-capped mountains and serene lakes offering it a sentimental magic of its own. Located at an altitude of 1938 km above sea level, Nainital has an enjoyable climate all year round, and can be called as a scenic heaven for nature lovers.
Ranikhet means Queen’s farm is a hill station established by the British around olden shrines, in Himalayan hills and forests.
Ranikhet with its cool climate and natural magnificence can refresh up senses to the core. It is also famed for the Headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army. These hills are also popular for its sights of the Nanda Devi Peak, hiking ranges, hilly climbs, golf courses, orchards and shrines. Other tourist major attractions are Jhula Devi temple, kalika golf ground, Binsar Mahadev temple, and Chaubatia Gardens etc.
Kausani is a scenic hill station renowned for its charming magnificence and its remarkable view of the Himalayas. Fringed by the rivers Kosi and Gomti, this small town sits above the Pingnath Peak. However Kausani is not as famous as any of the other hill stations, the area is full of profound and thick pine forest, tea gardens and gives an awesome view of the Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Devi. Major charms around Kausani are the Shrine town of Bageshwar, the Gandhi Ashram and the Rudradhari waterfalls and caves.