20 Interesting Facts about Uttarakhand You Must Read
Uttarakhand is India’s one of the most beautiful states. It’s home to many sacred places. It was separated from the Uttar Pradesh in 2000, formerly known as Uttaranchal.
Let’s see some amazing facts about the state Uttarakhand which will change your perception about the state.
Land of Gods
Uttarakhand is known as ‘Devbhumi’, land of gods. We can visit various sacred places in this state. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Rishikesh etc.
Home of Sacred Rivers
The most sacred rivers Ganga and Yamuna are located in Uttarakhand. Ganga is largest river in India.
Ancient language is official language
Yes, you heard it right. In Uttarakhand Sanskrit is official language after Hindi. Sanskrit is also known as God’s Language.
Flower of Lord Brahma
Brahma Kamal is a state flower of Uttarakhand. It has mythological importance in India. Brahma Kamal flower has mentioned in many ancient Indian scripts. This flower blooms once in a year probably in the month of July. It is also known as Queen of the Night, Lady of the Night, and White Lotus.
Chipko Movement –
The famous Chipko Movement was initiated by women in Uttarakhand during the year 1970. When a wood cutters came to cut the trees. And that’s the reason forestation is increasing in Uttarakhand.
The Legends of Man-eater
The famous Champavat Tiger belongs to Uttarakhand, who killed around 436 human lives and holds the Guinness World Records for Largest Human Kills by a Tiger.
The Oldest National Park in India
Jim Corbett National Park is India’s oldest national park and belongs to Uttarakhand. It was established in the year 1936 to preserve the endangered species of Bengal Tigers.
Capital of Yoga
It is believed that if you practice yoga at the land of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, then you will be closer to the attainment of the Moksha. Rishikesh is understood because the World Capital of Yoga.
Bridge with Mythological Beliefs
The famous bridge in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand is known as the Lakshaman Jhoola. It is believed that Lakshaman crossed the river Ganga using a jute boat.
Connection of Legendary Beatles
During the year 1968, the famous band Beatles visited Uttarakhand to learn yoga and Uttarakhand got international recognition after that. Place where they learnt yoga was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram ‘Chaursia Kutia’ now known as ‘Beatle Ashram’
Highest Shiv Temple in the World
Tunghnath Temple in Uttarakhand is located at the 3680m altitude. And it is said to be the 1000 years old Shiva temple and holds historical and cultural importance.
India’s Tallest Dam
Tehri Dam in Uttarakhand is India’s Tallest Dam and it can supply 270 gallons of water per day. It is built on the 270000 hectors land.
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserves
Nanda Devi National Park is located in Uttarakhand and we can find many rare species of fauna and flora in this region.
It is a Gurdwara located in Chamoli District in Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by the seven peaks and it is also believed that Guru Gobind Singh medited here in previous life.
Last Indian Village
Mana Village in Chamoli District is a last Indian village which is just 24km away from the India-China border in Uttarakhand.
River Flows inside the Cave
Robber’s Cave in Dehradun is a natural cave formation and river flows inside this cave.
Bharat Mata Mandir, Haridwar
Bharat Mata temple is 8 storeys temple each floor is dedicated to the different Freedom fighters and Patriots and was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1983.
Mythological Story of Nainital Lake
Nainital Lake is one of the famous lakes in India and it has the mythological touch. It is said that when the goddess ‘Sati’ was being carried away by Lord Shiva, she lost her eye into Nainital and this lake was formed.
The Ganga Arti
In the every evening, priests perform Arti/Puja on the bank of river Ganga. Huge numbers of pilgrims participate in this Arti
First Agricultural University of India
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology was built in the year 1960. And has played important role in Green Revolution