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History of Uttarakhand

The rich history of Uttarakhand has a deep connection with holy books. You can also find numerous historical monuments, sites, and sacred places which belong to the different eras. It is the 27 state of Independent India, founded in the year 2000. 

Uttarakhand’s history stretches back to times immemorial when the first mention of the region was found in ancient Hindu scriptures, which gave various names to the area like Kedarkhand, Manakhand, and Himavat. Often termed "Dev Bhoomi" or the "Land of the Gods," stories concerning Uttarakhand abound in several ancient texts dating back to the Puranas' age.

The history of Uttarakhand can be divided into two basic categories, the history of the Garhwal region and the Kumaon region.

Though the regions share similar topographic features, the areas vary in their history, ethnicity, and culture. Today, the areas collectively termed the Kumaon region has a history that has revealed to later generations the presence of many settlements that date back to the Stone Age.

The province was formed due to the amalgamation of 13 hilly districts of Northern India on November 9th, 2000, when Uttarakhand became the 27th province of the Republic of India.

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