First, Let us know about Uttrakhand
Uttarakhand was formed on 9 November 2000 as the 27th state of India, when it was divided from Uttar Pradesh. The region is situated at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range and is largely a mountainous state. The state has international borders with China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east. The national borders are with Himachal Pradesh in the north-west and Uttar Pradesh in the south. The state is rich in natural resources, mostly divided into mountain peaks, glaciers, rivers and dense forests. The Char Dham of Uttarakhand (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri) are the most sacred and revered Hindu temples of the state, situated in the mighty mountains. This is the land of God (Dev Bhoomi). Many rare species of medicinal plants are found in this state. It has huge potential for adventure activities and tourism. The state capital is Dehradun, which is about 250 km away from the country’s capital Delhi.
Choose the Best Places in Uttrakhand with story
Jageshwar Dham is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is also known as one of the Jyotrilinga.
Yamunotri temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, who is the daughter of deity Sun and sister of Yama (Yamraj).
Gangotri temple is situated in Uttarkashi district and this temple is one of the Chota Char Dham of India.
Badrinath is one of the most famous temples of Lord Vishnu on the banks of river Alaknanda in Chamoli district.
Kedarnath is the most famous temple of Lord Shiva and one of the 12 Jyotrilinga.
This is one of the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva with a great story behind.