Uttarkashi

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The holy town of Uttarkashi is set on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 metres, about 145 kms from Rishikesh on the main route to Gangotri. It is considered to have similar religious importance as Kashi. The famous Vishwanath temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In front of the temple is unique Mahadev-ka-Vishal Trishul or Shiva's Great Trident, made of eight major metals. It is believed Lord Shiva killed Vakasur with this trident. Other important temples are dedicated to Lord Parashuram, Lord Ekadash Rudra and Goddess Kali.

It is an important stopover for pilgrims visiting Gangotri. Uttarkashi has also emerged as an important centre for adventure sports.

Uttarkashi Stats
District Headquarters: Uttarkashi
Area: 7951 sq km
Total Population: 295,013
Literacy Rate: 66.58%

Places to Visit in Uttarkashi

Dayara Bugyal- The place is exactly 28 Km far from Uttarkashi, approximately located 3048 km above the sea level. You can see the best sight scenery of Himalayas over here. Also a small lake over there, Highlight of Bugyal is the trekking route and a beautiful small lake namely barnala tal. Usually in winter season, you can experience the best snow falls over here. Harsli and Gangotri Temple is the two tourist spot near to Dayara Bugyal.

Gangnani: Gangnani is approximately 39 kms far from Uttarkashi. The place lies on the way to Gangotri. You can see a beautiful temple in the valley, the temple itself is dedicated to Sage Parashar. A small hot water stream located near to this temple namely Rishikund, visitors bath in this hot water spring.

Harsil- Harsil is approximately 73 kms far from Uttarkashi; the place itself is situated in the bank of Bhagirathi River at an approximate elevation of 2620 meter above the sea level. More than other areas in Uttarkashi, the temperature maintain good and comfortable in almost all seasons. The place Harsil is located on the way to Gangotri. Apples that are cultivated from Harsil are more famous due to its authentic delicious taste. The enchanting spot on the way to Gangotri is noted for its natural beauty and delicious apples.

Sat Tal- Sat Tal is comes because of the seven lakes presence in this area. This mind blowing location is situated just above Dharali, 2 km far away from Harsil.

Maneri- The place Maneri is just 13 Kms far from Uttarkashi, the place lies on Gangotri route. A dam that lies across the river Bhagirathi, this is the one best sightseeing spot in Uttarkashi. It is needed to say that, the place Maneri is blessed with Mother Nature.

Gaumukh - Gaumukh is one best important tourist spot of pilgrims, Snow falls (glacier) is the water source of Bhagirathi River. Gaumukh is 18 km far from Uttarkashi. Gangotri is the major tourist favorite spot in Gaumukh.

Kedartal- Kedartal is 18 Km far from Uttarkashi, skyscraper peaks of misty Himalayas is the highlighted tourist spot in this area.

Gangotri- Holy place according to Hindu mythology. Gangotri is considered as the source of holy river Ganga. Place “Gangotri” is one of the notable 'Char Dhams' of Uttaranchal. Gangotri temple is exactly situated 3048 meter above the sea level and 99 kms from Uttarkashi.

Nachiketa Tal- Nachiketa Tal is a beautiful lake is located 29 kms far from Chaurangi-Khal. From Chaurangi-Khal you needed to walk 3 kms to reach this place.

How to Reach in Uttarkashi

By Road- The place Uttarkashi is well connected with major roads pass through Rishikesh, Uttam sigh nagar, Dehradun, Haridwar and major other roads of the state.

By rail– most nearest railway station to Uttarkashi is Rishikesh which is approximately 140 far from the destination.

By air– Nearest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant, Dehradun that approximately 162 far from the destiney.

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