Uttarakhand, a state located in northern India, boasts of breathtaking mountain ranges, pilgrimage sites, and a diverse cultural heritage. The region's history dates back to ancient times, ruled by the Katyuri and Chand dynasties, who built stunning temples, forts, and palaces that still stand today. In the 18th century, the region was briefly under Gurkha control until the British East India Company took over. In 2000, Uttarakhand became a separate state due to the people's demand for development. Today, Uttarakhand is a popular tourist destination known for its natural beauty, ancient temples like Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunoti (It's called Chardham), local cuisines, and traditional handicrafts.