Renowned as the ‘Land of Gods’, Uttarakhand in the north of India is a Himalayan paradise that attracts tourists from all over the globe. It has a stretch of attractions that seem never ending. From pilgrimage sites to nature sightseeing to thrilling adventure sports, the state has a bundle of it all. Prominent places that you would be getting to explore as part of the tour packages include Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, Corbett, Ranikhet, Almora, Uttarkashi, Kedarnath, Dehradun, Gangotri, Auli, Mussorie, Varanasi and the list goes on and on.
The Roopkund alpine lake is situated roughly at 4750 m above sea level. It is also called Skeleton Lake due to the human skeletons, which have been discovered in and around it. There have been various theories on who these skeletons are of and when did they die. Some say that they belong to Japanese soldiers who died here during WWII. Studies have determined that they are of people from an Indian tribe, who died here in the 9th century because of a severe hailstorm. Later in 2004, a team of Indian scientists along with some Europeans visited the area to gain more information about the nature of the skeletons. On extensive research and findings, they found human skulls, bones and other jewelery.
Though the exact number of the skeletons cannot be ascertained, but a total number of around 500 hundred skeletons were found