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Interesting facts about Uttarakhand
On this occasion, let's take a look at some interesting facts about the state.
Uttarakhand is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Valley of Flowers and Nanda Devi National Park.
The Valley of Flowers, located in Bhyundar Valley, is home to over 600 flowering species many of which are very rare including Himalayan blue poppy.
Nanda Devi is the second-highest mountain in India, after Kanchenjunga, and the highest located entirely within the country.
Rishikesh is considered as the yoga and meditation capital of the world.
Two of India’s most revered rivers, Ganga (Gangotri) and Yamuna (Yamunotri), originate from Uttarakhand.
Situated at 3,680 meters above sea level, Tungnath is home to the world's highest Shiva temple.
Uttarakhand is the only state in India where Sanskrit is an official language.
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