Uttarakhand – a place for gods, the home of Himalayas and really a heaven on earth, appeals every tourist from all over the world. The natural air, the immaculate water, the chilling snow, the adverting mountains, the picturesque excellence, the little towns, the down to earth individuals and a harder way of life is the thing that differentiates Uttarakhand from the rest of the world. The state was earlier known as Uttaranchal. Uttarakhand was known as the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000. In January 2007, the name of the state was authoritatively changed from Uttaranchal, its short-term name, to Uttarakhand.