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Cantonment Area, Uttarakhand

Top Cantonment area in Uttarakhand

The cantonment area in Uttarakhand is a permanent military station where units of an army may be stationed for longer durations than they are during advances and retreat. Not only cantonment areas are pride of the region but they have also played important role in the development of the community.

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Not only has the state of Uttarakhand given the highest number of soldiers to the Indian army, some the oldest regiments are situated in Uttarakhand. Lansdowne Cantonment is the command office of venerated Garhwal Rifles while cantonment at Ranikhet is home to Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment. Other cantonments in Uttarakhand are situated at Landour, Dehradun, Chakrata and Roorkee.

The cantonment area is a popular tourist attraction due to its well-maintained buildings, roads and recreational areas. The areas around cantonments are cleaner, pollution free and peaceful so that tourist can relax and enjoy the nature at its best.

Indian army in Uttarakhand has done any rescue operations during the disasters like foods and earthquake. During the Kedarnath disaster, army played a huge role in saving the lives of many stranded pilgrims. IMA Dehradun is a prestigious military academy, alumnus of which, have led and fought in every conflict in which the Indian Army has been called upon.