The newly- formed state of India, Uttarakhand is noted for its scenic beauty. The snowclad peaks of Himalayas, myriad lakes, lush greenery ennobles the cultural heritage of the region. Glaciers in Uttarakhand feast the rivers like Ganga and Yamuna. National Parks and forests thrive in this area. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. Others like Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park are praiseworthy. The pristine hill station, Nainital, is favored by myriads of the visitors for its spectacular scenery and beauty. It is a home for temples and places of pilgrimage. Char-dhams is one of the hallowed Hindu temples.

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The culture of Uttarakhand is enriched by the splendor of folk tradition and practices