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This Is One Of The Few States In India Where Forest Cover Is Actually Increasing!

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This Is One Of The Few States In India Where Forest Cover Is Actually Increasing!:

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
  3. Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, Hemkund (Uttarakhand)
  4. Valley of Flowers National Park, Valley of flowers (Uttarakhand)

Day 1. Uttarakhand Is One Of The Few States Where Forest Cover Is Increasing

Uttarakhand Is One Of The Few States Where Forest Cover Is Increasingsource: flickr - Travelling Slacker

Uttarakhand is also well known for the mass agitation of the 1990s that led to the formation of the Chipko environmental movement. People in response to the reckless deforestation would form a group and hug a tree to prevent from it being cut down.

Day 2. Ganga And Yamuna Start Their Journey In Uttarakhand

Ganga And Yamuna Start Their Journey In Uttarakhandsource: wikimedia.org

Uttarakhand has long been called 'Land of the Gods' as the state has some of the holiest Hindu shrines, and for more than a thousand years, pilgrims have been visiting the region in the hopes of salvation and purification from sin.  

Day 3. Kumbh Mela, The World’s Largest Religious Gathering, Happens In Haridwar Every 12 Years

Kumbh Mela, The World’s Largest Religious Gathering, Happens In Haridwar Every 12 Yearssource: wikimedia.org

Haridwar hosts the Kumbha Mela every twelve years. Millions of pilgrims take part from all parts of India and the world. Traditionally, four fairs are widely recognised as the Kumbh Melas: the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the Allahabad Kumbh Mela, the Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha and the Ujjain Simhastha

Day 4. Hem Kund In Uttarakhand Houses The Highest Gurudwara in The World

Hem Kund In Uttarakhand Houses The Highest Gurudwara in The Worldsource: wikimedia.org

Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib is a well-known Sikh shrine, dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.  This gurudwara is the world's highest gurudwara and is visited by both Sikhs as well as Hindus. 

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Day 5. The Valley Of Flowers Is Just A Sight To Behold

The Valley Of Flowers Is Just A Sight To Beholdsource: flickr - Alosh Bennett

According to the Ramayana, it was here that Hanuman searched for Sanjivani for Lakshman when he was injured by Indrajit. The Valley of Flowers offers diversity in both flora and fauna. Various species of animals in the region can be seen such as Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Fox, Himalayan Black Bear along with a huge variety of butterflies.

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