From being mentioned in ancient religious texts and epics of India to modern day history books - the rich past, heritage and traditions of Uttarakhand are widely read. Here, monuments of historic and religious importance date back to various years in history - reinstating the fact that the state indeed has a history of its own, both ancient and medieval. Apart from what can be learnt from history and existing texts, the land also abounds in local legends, mythology and folklore that have been passed down through generations. An amalgamation of the written and oral tales makes this state all the more heavenly. Some of the most popular destinations steeped in local lore and mythology include Bageshwar, Binsar and Lohaghat.