Uttarakhand is considered to be the land of Gods, popularly known as Devbhoomi. It welcomes tourists from all over the world every year in lakhs of number. Uttarakhand as a tourist destination attracts people for Pilgrimage tours and the large variety of adventure tourism options that this land offers. But where tourists make mistake is by being oblivious to the Historical places and places of heritage in Uttarakhand.
A place without history is like a man without memory. Uttarakhand history dates back to the prehistoric times. The mountains of the Uttarakhand region have evidences of ancient rocks paintings, Palaeolithic tools, rock shelters and megaliths. It is also believed that sage Vyas scripted the Mahabharata in Uttarakhand. Archaeologists have also found remains depicting early Vedic practices here too.
Uttarakhand was originally settled by Austro-Asiatic Kol people. It also served as a calm environment for sages and rishis for centuries who meditated here to achieve enlightenment and Moksha. It was also a trade route for merchants to sell salt to Tibetans. Katyuri and Chand dynasty clouds the major portion of the historical significance of Uttarakhand. Among the historical places in Uttarakhand, the temples at Jageshwar were built by Katyuris. Later they were remodelled by Chands.
There is an unending list of historical places to visit in Uttarakhand that will surprise you with each step. For example, there is a place in Uttarakhand where Kauravas are worshipped and another place where worshipping of god Hanuman is shunned.
To know more about the best Historical places in Uttarakhand, please scroll below.