Uttarakhand is known as the Land of the Gods, or Devbhumi, because of a large number of Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. It is also known for its natural beauty, framed by the Himalayan mountain range, which covers most of the northern part of the state.

But two wealthy South African businessmen brothers, Ajay and Atul Gupta, have upset environmentalists by hosting opulent weddings last month for their two sons at the ski resort of Auli.

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