Land Of The Gods
Uttarakhand, a Himalayan state in northern India, is widely regarded as Devbhumi (or the Land of the Gods) due to its pristine natural beauty and deep spirituality. Separated from Uttar Pradesh, the state formerly known as Uttaranchal is a place that not only displays a cultural ethos which speaks of a harmonious coexistence with nature, but also boasts a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas. Uttarakhand provides a glimpse into a pristine and idyllic world with its oaks, birches, silver firs, and rhododendron-covered mountain slopes.
Sacred Sites & Holy Rivers
Two of the holiest rivers in Hinduism, the Ganga and the Yamuna, both have their origins in Uttarakhand, making it a popular pilgrimage destination. The Char Dhams, or the four most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, are all located in Uttarakhand. Every year, thousands of worshippers make the pilgrimage to Uttarakhand’s Char Dhams.