State of India

Uttarakhand, a state in northern India crossed by the Himalayas, is known for its Hindu pilgrimage sites. Rishikesh, a major centre for yoga study, was made famous by the Beatles’ 1968 visit. The city hosts the evening Ganga Aarti, a spiritual gathering on the sacred Ganges River. The state’s forested Jim Corbett National Park shelters Bengal tigers and other native wildlife. ― Google

Land area: 53,483 km²
Governor: Gurmit Singh
Chief minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami
Population: 1.01 crores (2012)
Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)