Uttarakhand is an Indian state in the Himalayas. The state is popularly known as Devbhumi (land of Gods) due to the presence of numerous Hindu pilgrimage sites. Uttarakhand has two Khands (parts)-- Kedar Khand and Kurma Khand with Manas Khand yet another name for Kurma Khand. As a result, religious tourism forms a major portion of the tourism in the state. Foreign tourists and people of Indian origin do visit here to explore adventure sports, spiritualism and pilgrimage apart from wildlife.