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.
Smile. Haridwar. Uttaranchal
drying Saris on the ghats in Haridwar where the next Kumbh Mela will take place.