20 Facts About The Elegant Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful states in India. However, the scenic beauty is just an attractive facade to the intriguing mythological past of the region. It is a land where mythological tales come alive, be it the footprint at Har-ki- Pauri ghats in Haridwar or the tales of the Laxman Jhoola. Abuzz with various outdoor adventures, the Himalayan escapades, striking wildlife and the sanctity of shrines, Uttrakhand is indeed a divine experience.

Let us look at some of the fascinating facts about Uttarakhand. 

1. Ancient but official language of Uttarakhand

Sanskrit as the official language


2. Hub of religious sites

Har ki Paudi


3. State of white lotus

Brahma Kamal


4. The famous tree hugging movement

Women hug trees


5. Saving the tigers

Jim Corbett


6. The peaceful practice of Yoga



7. The hanging bridge of Uttarakhand

Lakshman Jhoola


8. The famous haven of legendary Beatles 

Beatles Ashram, Rishikesh


9. Home to the influencing Sumitra Nandan Pant

Sumitra Nandan Pant


10. Stingy grass of Uttarakhand

Bichchu Ghass


11. The mythical Naini Lake

Naini Lake


12. The multi faceted temple of Bharat Mata

Bharat Mata Mandir


13. The ancient Shiv temple

Tungnath Temple


14. The dusky river-cave of Dehradun

Robber's Cave


15. The grand Tehri Dam

Tehri Dam


16. It’s a Maneater!

Champawat Tiger


17. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve 

Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve


18. Here’s where the holy water comes from!

Ganga and Yamuna origins


19. The taboo village of Mana

Mana Village


20. The blessed dome of hemkund



A place of myths and mountains, Uttarakhand is a magnificent region. With its twisting roads and high-altitude hiking trails, this state sets the path to spectacular pilgrimage sites where tales from Hindu epics are set.

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