Uttarakhand is one of the best places to visit in India. There some unknown facts about Uttarakhand that you may don’t know so let’s learn some interesting facts about the Uttarakhand.
Here Are Top 10 Facts About Uttarakhand
1-The Movement That Change Everything
The Chipko Movement one of the biggest moment happens in Uttarakhand, which was started in 1970. The meaning of chipko is hugging now you’re smart enough to understand why it’s called ” Chipko Movement”.
The beginning of the Chipko movement was to prevent deforestation. This movement was a nonviolent movement that started by Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Sunderlal Bahuguna and some women of Mandal village.
This movement was highly appreciated all over the world, This was the first time that some villagers had organized such a kind of movement to save the environment, trees. Women played a very important role in this movement.
Women played a very important role in this movement. Because of the women, this movement has spread throughout the entire Himalayan region. The movement saved thousands of trees from the cutting.
Because of the agitation, a 15-year ban was imposed on the cutting of green trees.
MSG- The World is a family and is important to us, this Chipko Movement saved thousands of tree but we living in danger Global Warming is increasing the temperature of Earth day by day and we are responsible for that.
So why not we Start a Movement against it and plant a Tree in our Homes garden, backyard and anywhere we see some space.
Just plant one Tree and tell our friends to do the same. Let’s start a fight against The Global Warming and make our home (Earth) green and beautiful again.
Just one Tree friends it will change everything and gives a positive message and secure future for our next generation.
We call this Movement A “Green Movement”. If you plant a Tree then sent us your Photos with your name and place on our FB page and we will post that and let the World know that the We care and love our Home Earth.
2-Home Of Second Hight Mountain In India
Did you know that Nanda Devi is the second highest Mountain in India and 23rd highest Mountain in World, located in Nanda Devi Nation Park, Uttarakhand. The height of the Nanda Devi Mountain height is 7,816 meters.
Nanda Devi mountain also has great importance in Hindu religion. Nanda Devi Nation Park was inducted into the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
3 The State state Bird And Animal Of Uttarakhand
Did you know that who is the state bird of Uttarakhand state? The answer is “The Himalayan Monal” is the state bird Uttarakhand.
The Himalayan Monal is the beautiful bird you can find this bird in many parts of Uttarakhand. The Himalayan Monal is also the national bird of Nepal. The musk deer is the state animal of Uttarakhand.
4-Highest Shiva Temple In The World
So did you know that where is the highest Shiva temple in the world? The answer is Uttarakhand. Tungnath temple is located in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.
Tungnath temple is 1000 year old and 3,680 m above see the label. Tungnath temple is a part of the five Panch Kedar.
5-State flower Of Uttarakhand
Brahma Kamal is the state flower of Uttarakhand. Brahma lotus flower is white and very beautiful. You can see this flower in the Himalayas Valley.
Brahma lotus flower blossoms for only one night in the in 14 years between July and September. Brahma lotus flower looks very beautiful at night.
6- Home Of Oldest National Park Of India
The Oldest National Park of India is located in Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest National Park of India and it’s also the First Tiger Reserve of India. The park is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Corbett National Park has more than 215 tigers.
7-First Param Veer Chakra
Major Somnath Sharma (31 January 1923 – 3 November 1947) was the first Indian soldier who was awarded the Param Veer Chakra. Major Somnath Sharma was part of the 4th Kumaon Regiment.
8-State Tree Of Uttarakhand
The state tree of Uttarakhand is Burans (Rhododendron arboreum). Burans is a small tree which can easily be seen in Uttarakhand. The flower of the burans tree it is red and its flower juice is also made.
9- Home Of India’s Highest Dam
Tehri dam is built in Bhagirathi river and is India’s highest dam and 2nd highest dam in Asia and 8th highest dam in the World. Construction of Tehri Dame was started in 1978 and the first phase was completed in 2006.
Tehri Dam emits 2400 megawatt of electricity. So far, 8000 / – crores have been spent on the construction of Tehri Dam.
10-Only State In India To Have Sanskrit As Official Language
Sanskrit is the official language of Uttarakhand because it’s a Dev Bhumi (Land Of Gods) and Uttarakhand maintains a very important place in Hinduism.
There are many ancient temples here too, so here Sanskrit has been spoken from ancient time. By the way, Gharwali, Kumauni, and Hindi language are generally spoken here.