Uttarakhand (उत्तरांचल) became the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000 after a relatively short and peaceful struggle by its people in the 1990s, having previously comprised part of Uttar Pradesh.
Still life. Rishikesh. Uttaranchal
A saddhu quietly resting alongside the sacred "Ganges" in Rishikesh.