(Beauty of Uttrakhand)::The newly- formed state of India, Uttrakhand is noted for its scenic beauty. The snowclad peaks of Himalayas, myriad lakes, lush greenery ennobles the cultural heritage of the region. Glaciers in Uttarakhand feast the rivers like Ganga,Yamuna,Bhagirathi and Alaknanda any other. National Parks and forests thrive in this area. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in Uttrakhand(Ramnagar). Others like Valley of Flowers National Park and Nanda Devi National Park are praiseworthy. The pristine hill station, Nainital, is favored by myriads of the visitors for its spectacular scenery and beauty. It is a home for temples and places of pilgrimage. Char-dhams is one of the hallowed Hindu temples. The region is also a holy abode. Famous shrines like (Char-dhams)Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri enhances the spiritual glory. Thus an amalgamation of religious customs, richness of wildlife heritage, exotic mountains makes Uttarakhand a perfect representation of Indian cultural tradition. The culture of Uttrakhand, is curbed out by its wealth of music and dance. Festival, cuisine and lifestyles too have largely contributed in its enrichment.