Uttarakhand The abode of God (Dev Bhoomi) is bordering Himachal Pradesh in the North-West and Uttar Pradesh in the South, and has international borders with Nepal and China. The famous peaks of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, Bandarpunch and Mt Kamet, the major Glaciers including Gangotri, Pindari, Milam and Khatling are located in Uttarakhand. The Ganga, the Yamuna, Ramganga and Sharda are principal rivers of this region. The State is home to 12 major ecological areas of the country that include Nanda Devi National Park, the Valley of Flowers, Gangotri, Govind and the Rajaji National Parks, Kedarnath, Mussoorie, Binsar ,Sanadi, Govind and the Ascod Sanctuaries. All these areas support many rare plants and animal communities. Uttarakhand has two Divisions, Garhwal and Kumaun, with 13 Districts, which can be grouped into three distinct geographical regions – the High mountain region, the Mid-mountain region and the Terai region. The 13 districts are Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Pauri, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi. Among the 13 districts, Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Pauri, Tehri, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Haridwar fall in the Garhwal region, while Nainital, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Almora, Udham Singh Nagar, and Bageshwar fall in the Kumaon region.