Happy 22nd Uttarakhand Foundation Day (Uttarakhand divas) from Himalaya2homeUttarakhand simply means "heaven" and is well known as the 'Land of Gods’ called 'Devbhoomi', getting its recognition on 9th November 2000.
Uttarakhand is derived from the Sanskrit dialect which means 'Northern land'.
'Garhwal' and 'Kumaon' are two divisions (Mandal) of Uttarakhand, with 13 districts. The largest city of the state 'Dehradun' is the winter capital and 'Bharaisain' is in the Chamoli district, the Summer capital of Uttarakhand. Garhwali, Kumauni, and jaunsari are the regional languages of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand is known as the natural environment of the Himalayas and is the second fastest-growing state in India.
These are the few attractions of Uttarakhand and tourists absolutely love it-
'Char Dham', the four most sacred and revered Hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri,
'Tehri Dam', the highest Dam in Asia,
'Valley of Flower' and 'Nanda Devi National Park' are both in Chamoli districts and are UNESCO world heritage sites.
The second highest number of soldiers in the Indian army are from Uttarakhand.
Ganga and Yamuna are both rivers that originate from Uttarakhand.
The only state of India having Sanskrit as it’s official language.
Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the 'Yoga capital' of India.
The State animal 'Kasturi mrig' and state flower 'Buransh' are only found in Uttarakhand.
The local festivals of Uttarakhand are:
Phooldei, Harela, Basant Panchami Bikhoti, Ghee Sankranti, Vat Savitri, Makar Sankranti(Ghughutia), Ganga Dussehra Batali and Katoduwa.
"H2H" connects you to the ‘Land of Gods' and makes you experience health, organic farming and freshness with natural products from the Himalayas.