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Uttarkashi Hill Station

Uttrakshi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi, about 145 km from Rishikesh on the main route to Gangotri. It is also revered as the Holy town. Uttarkashi district was formed on Feb 24th, 1960. On the north side lie the Himachal Pradesh State and the territory of Tibet and the district of Chamoli in the east. This place has religious importance almost as high as the Kashi of the Plain (Varanasi). Uttarkashi name suggests that this is the Kashi of north. The region which is considered as sacred lays between the rivers Syalam Gad and Kali Gad. There is a famous Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is a spectacular Shiva’s Great Trident in front of the temple made of eight major metals. The terrain is inhabited by hill tribes since ancient times. The other major temples are dedicated to Lord Parashuram, Lord Ekadash Rudra and Goddess Kali. Uttarkashi is both known for its pilgrimage heritage and an important centre for adventure sports.

Best Visiting Places

Dayara Bugyal

Bugyal means ‘high altitude meadow’ at an altitude of 3048 m offers breath taking view of the Himalayas. There is also a small lake here. The road to Dayara Bugyal separates near Bhatwari, 28 km from Uttarkashi on Gangotri road.

Harsil

Harsil is a captivating place on the way to Gangotri. This place is popular for its natural beauty and delectable apples.

Sat Tal

Sat Tal means ‘seven lakes’, is a group of lakes amidst picturesque environment situated above Dharali, 2 km besides Harsil.

Maneri

Maneri is located on the route to Gangotri and has a dam across river Bhagirathi. The resultant lake enhances the splendor of Maneri.

Nachiketa Tal

Nachiketa Tal is an exquisite lake which can be reached through Chaurangi-Khal from where you can trek for three Kilometers. A temple is located on the banks of the lake.

Gangotri

Gangotri is the spiritual source of the holy river Ganga. Gangotri is one of the ‘Char Dhams of Uttaranchal. The Gangotri temple is situated at an altitude of 3048 m, about 99 km from Uttarkashi.

Gaumukh

The Gaumukh is the physical source of Bhagirathi (Ganga). This spot has great importance to the visiting pilgrims. You can trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh.

Kedartal

The trek leading to this fascinating lake encircled by majestic peaks is pretty tough, but the moment when you reach there makes it worth taking the trouble.

General Information

District Headquarters - Uttarkashi

Area - 7951 km

Total Population – 295,013

Literacy - 66.58 %

Altitude - 1158 m above sea level

Climate – Cold in winters, Pleasant in summers

Languages – Garhwali, Hindi and English

How to Reach

By Air: Nearest airport is Jollygrant, Dehradun (162 km).

By Train: Nearest Indian Railway station is Rishikesh (145 km).

By Road: Uttarkashi is well connected by road to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major towns of the state.

Best time to Visit

Tourists can come and visit here around the year.

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