The Uttarakhand government has announced the Manaskhand Mandir Mala Mission to develop identified mythological (Puranic) mandir in the state so that devotees can get better facilities and transportation facilities . Under the first phase of the Manaskhand Mandir Mala Mission ,16 identified temples in the Kumaon division will be developed.
Puranic temples are those temples of Hinduism which have been mentioned in puranas. Puran which in sanskrit means ancient is a sacred literature of Hinduism. It is a collection of popular encyclopaedic collections of myth, legend, and genealogy. There are 18 Mukhya Puranas in Hinduism.
Under the Manaskhand Temple Mala Mission following temples has been identified ;
Under the Manaskhand Mandir Mission the government will develop better roads along with better transportation facilities on the routes of these temples.
Development of hotels and homestay facilities along the routes of the temples keeping in mind the volume of pilgrims visiting these mandir in the next 25 years.
The other ambitious tourism infrastructure development programme in the state is the Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna .
Kedarnath, Badrinath,Gangotri and Yamunotri are located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand .
The Uttarakhand administratively has been divided into two divisions , Kuamon and Garhwal division.
The Garhwal division includes 7 districts .They are Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal ,Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal and UttarKashi
The Kumaon Division includes 6 districts . They are Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar,Pithoragarh and Naianital.
Chief Minister of Uttrakhand : Pushkar Singh Dhami