The Kumaon (or Kumaun) region is one of the two main regions and administrative divisions of Uttarakhand, a hilly state of northern India, the other being Garhwal. The region is spread over the districts of Almora, Bageshwar,Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh, and Udham Singh Nagar with the town of Nainital serving as the administrative centre.
Among the rivers rising chiefly in the southern slope of the Tibetan watershed, lying to the north of the loftiest peaks, are the Gori, Dhauli and Kali. The river Sharda (Kali) acts as the international boundary between India and Nepal. The route currently used to make the holy pilgrimage to the Kailash-Mansarovar, goes along this river.
The Chir Pine, the Himalayan Cypress, the Pindrow Fir, Alder and Sal are the main varieties of trees growing in the region.