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Discovery's Explore Uttarakhand captures the stunning Himalayan state

The series will air on Discovery Channel on 20-21 February.

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MUMBAI: Discovery Channel in collaboration with Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) is all set to present a sublime new original two-part film titled Explore Uttarakhand. Providing audiences the chance to engage through stunning visuals of Uttarakhand, the film is all set to premiere on 20 February on Discovery Channel, and explores spiritual yoga destinations and adrenaline-packed adventure sports that go on in the snow-filled mountains of the state.

Through this two-part film, viewers will get to witness the scenic Uttarakhand and familiarise themselves with its adventure sports and treasure of yoga and wellness. The film documents adventure activities in Uttarakhand that are some of the most challenging in the entire Indian subcontinent, attracting sport professionals and enthusiasts from all around the globe. Along with that, the ancient science of yoga which was found by Indian sages thousands of years ago actually traces its beginning to Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand minister of tourism, Satpal Maharaaz said, “Uttarakhand is a beautiful state which holds the privilege of being in the path of the mighty Himalayan ranges that consist of some of nature's most extreme and unpredictable patterns. There are many famous shrines and places here like our Chardham, Hemkund Sahib, Haridwar and Rishikesh and others that have attracted tourists from all over the world. Uttarakhand which has also become a preferred film destination in past years is also attracting tourists from all around the globe. Through Explore Uttarakhand on Discovery Channel, we humbly welcome you to this divinely blissful and fabulous state of ours.”

Secretary of tourism Dilip Jawalkar said, “Uttarakhand is a heavenly destination when it comes to offering various adventure activities to tourists. From last few years we are constantly working to develop infrastructure to promote adventure and wellness tourism in Uttarakhand. The documentary film Explore Uttarakhand made by Discovery Channel will play an important role to reach national and international audience.”

“We, at Discovery, believe in bringing factual stories to our audiences that not only entertain them but leave them with an enriching experience and a better understanding of the world,” said Discovery Communications India MD South Asia Megha Tata. “The two-part documentary is a visually stunning film that captures the tremendous beauty of the state of Uttarakhand and the Himalayan ranges. We are delighted to join hands with the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board to bring to the fore hidden gems from the destination, aiming to inspire people to experience the mesmerising beauty and versatility the state has to offer.”

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