Known as the land of gods, the home of Himalayas and a true paradise on earth, The north Indian state of Uttarakhand allures everyone from everywhere. Only 170 km north of Delhi by road, the State of Uttarakhand extends from the foothills of the Himalayas up to the international borders of China and Nepal. An important center of Hindu religion and culture, Uttarakhand is called the Land of the Gods (Dev Bhoomi) because it is home to countless holy spots and shrines. Ganga and Yamuna, the two most revered rivers of India, originate from the Himalayan glaciers in Uttarakhand. The hilly terrains of Uttarakhand offer unmatched pristine landscapes. As much as 86% of the state’s area is mountainous and a total 70% area is under forest-cover – it is natural that Uttarakhand is a remarkable abundance of flora and fauna.