The Indian Himalayan Region is spread across 13 Indian States/Union Territories (namely Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Assam and West Bengal), stretching across 2500 km. Nearly 50 million people reside in this region, which is characterized by a diverse demographic, and versatile economic, environmental, social and political systems.
The Himalayas encompasses a widely rich variety of flora and fauna. In fact, its biodiversity is extraordinary and unique as the mountains inhabit many rare species of medicinal plants. There are over 10,000 species of plants in the Himalayan belt. The Himalayan Region is a mega hot spot for biological diversity. It supports over 1,748 plants species of known medicinal value. Moreover, this region has a rich heritage of traditional knowledge of medicinal plants, which has been passed down through generations. The region's traditional medicine systems, such as Ayurveda, Unani, and Tibetan medicine, have relied on these plants for centuries.
The Indian Himalayan region has immense cultural significance as it is home to a diverse range of indigenous communities, each with their own unique culture, traditions, and way of life. These communities have lived in the region for centuries and have developed a close relationship with nature, which is reflected in their beliefs, customs, and practices. These cultures are expressed in their vernacular art which, in contrast to international art, represents both place and culture in the anthropological sense. Vernacular art mirrors, historical and geographical forces and it provides insight into social aspirations, and thereby is important in understanding social behaviour.
Uttarakhand was formed on the 9th November 2000 as the 27th state of India.It is rich in natural resources especially water and forests with many glaciers, rivers, dense forests and snow-clad mountain peaks. Char-dhams, the four most sacred and revered hindu temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are nestled in the mighty mountains. It’s truly God’s land (dev bhoomi) Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. The town lies in the doon valley, on the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Haridwar is one of the holy cities where Ganga is the main attraction point. Apart from its Indian culture Haridwar is also famous for its natural ayurvedic products. Now there are many ayurvedic pharma companies who are willing to invest in manufacturing services. Due to the enormous benefits of the ayurvedic products many investors are attracted to it. As such the manufacturing companies use 100% natural, herbal and herbs extract to manufacture a vibrant range of ayurvedic products