Everyone knows Uttarakhand as Devbhoomi referred as “Land of the Gods”. It is the great pilgrimage center as well as a beautiful state that have scenic with mountainous and forested landscapes. It is the best place in India to give peace to your mind and soul through different means such as trekking, yoga, wildlife-watching and so on. This is the state where three most sacred rivers originate - Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Uttarakhand is the only state in India with Sanskrit as one of its Official Language.
This place has something to offer every visitor be it adventure, pilgrimage or relaxation. Here are some of the amazing facts to know about Uttarakhand everyone should know:
1. Only State Where Forest Cover Is Increasing Due To Successful Chipko Movement
People often fascinated by the natural beauty of the state. The main reason behind the preservation of these forest and trees is Chipko movement that is stated in 1970. It is the non violent movement where villagers used to hug the trees in order to protect them from wood cutters from cutting them. It is based on the Gandhian philosophy of peaceful struggle to achieve their goal.
2. Yoga Capital Of The World
This beautiful and peaceful place is known as yoga capital of the world. From centuries, it’s been a place of Rishis and Yogi’s that perform different sorts of yoga and meditations to remain physically and mealy healthy and connect with gods. Today, it is been a hub of ashrams that welcome people from around the world to learn the multiple great forms of yoga while enjoying the fast flowing Ganga and forested hills.
3. Home Of Second Highest Indian Mountain – Nanda Devi
Uttrankand is the land of Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India and the highest within the country (Kangchenjunga being on the border of India and Nepal). It provides the ideal place for the adventure lovers who love to trek, mountaineering and Camping. This beautiful place also attracts geologists, geographers and nature lovers.
4. Land Of Oldest National Park Of India – Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett is the oldest national park in India that established in 1936 in order to protect the Bengal Tigers and other wild animals. This magical landscape has the highest tiger density around the world. This unique tiger territory spans over 520 square kilometer that comprises hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake. It is the ideal place for the wildlife lovers who want to enjoy some peaceful and unforgettable moments.
5. Land of Highest Place Of Worship In The World
Uttarakhand is the pilgrim’s place where people find number of temples to worship. But, it is the only state that provide the highest place of worship in the world (here place of worship means where people pray in proper buildings with the help of knowledgeable priests). It is the hometown of Tungnath, a Lord Shiv Shrine that is highest altitude around 4000m Hindu Temple and Hemkund Sahib at 4600m, a Sikh place of worship in the world.
The captivating mountains and natural beauty of Uttarakhand often attract innumerable visitors every year from around the world. But it is important to consider its main facts to know the place better and enjoy almost every possible attraction it offers the visitors!