Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal, and often referred to as the Dev Bhumi- the Land of Gods, owing to numerous pilgrimage centres and Hindu temples throughout the state. With soaring Himalayan peaks and steamy lowland jungles, peaceful hill stations and busy cities, revered temples and renowned ashrams – Uttarakhand is an enticingly diverse state. Also boasting of some of India’s best trekking, yoga schools, wildlife-watching and holiday towns all tucked into one little corner of the country. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with 13 districts in total. The interim capital and the largest city of Uttarakhand is Dehradun. The High Court of the state is in Nainital.