Celebrating India’s Cultural Diversity


Thank you for sending me your beautiful book on Uttarakhand. I am sure it will find many readers.  My best wishes and please continue writing about our mountain state.

Ruskin Bond

Award-winning Author

A visually stunning book. Each page tells a story of our rich Pahadi culture, capturing the essence of the land that holds a special place in my heart. A must read for everyone eager to discover the cultural richness that defines our Uttarakhand.

Jubin Nautiyal

Playback Singer

Neha Mittal’s ‘Devbhoomi Uttarakhand’ fills a significant gap by bringing the cultural richness of the mountain state onto the literary map. Through meticulous research and interesting narratives, Mittal makes the diverse cultures of Uttarakhand come alive. The book’s use of colorful illustrations, maps, and images enhances the storytelling, offering readers an immersive journey into the sacred landscapes of Uttarakhand. Whether you are history buff, a nature lover or simply someone in search of understanding the vibrant cultures of Uttarakhand, the book is sure to leave you enlightened and enriched.

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh

Hon’ble Governor, Uttarakhand

Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand: The Fascinating Culture of the Central Himalaya’ is an eminently readable and wonderfully illustrated collection of twelve offerings from debut author, Neha Mittal, a young civil servant who was inspired by the picturesque settings of her training institutions at Mussoorie and Shimla. Fortuitously for her, as well as the readers of this book, her first job was also in the Himalayas. The text is embellished with pictures which nudge the reader to form a visual imprint in his mind and the maps are a spur to travel on routes that are both enchanting and challenging.

Shri Sanjeev Chopra

IAS (retd)
Festival Director, Valley of Words

It’s a wonderful book. Well researched and well written it gives the reader a very deep peep into the Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. The best part of the book is the illustrations and pictures and maps that make the book a visual delight to the readers. The book also gives readers a good insight into the Chardham circuit and various local tribes and communities of Uttarakhand.

Shri Ashok Kumar

Former DGP Uttarakhand

Neha Mittal’s Devbhoomi Uttarakhand unveils the cultural tapestry of Uttarakhand with meticulous research and captivating narratives. Through engaging storytelling, vibrant illustrations and insightful visuals, Neha takes us on a journey into the diverse cultures of Uttarakhand, offering readers an immersive experience of its sacred landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a curious enthusiast of Himalayan culture, this book promises to enrich your understanding and appreciation of the region’s rich heritage.

Anoop Nautiyal

Founder, Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation