Uttarakhand, a northern state of India, is known for its various pilgrimage sites and beautiful hill stations. It is called ‘Devbhoomi’, which literally means ‘the land of God’ because of its various temples and pilgrimage sites. The state is also famous for its various adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, paragliding, etc.
Uttarakhand has had a rich history with civilisations dating back to Vedic periods. It is believed that the sage Vyasa penned down the Mahabharata in this state. The region has seen many rulers and kingdoms like Pauravas, Kushanas, Kunindas, Kumaons, Gharwals, Gurkhas, etc.
The major hill stations and pilgrimage sites are Rishikesh, Haridwar, Nainital, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The mighty rivers originating from the Himalayas flow through the beautiful valleys of the state. Jim Corbett National Park highlights the rich flora and fauna the state has.