Uttarkashi is a very famous destination in Uttarakhand as well as Chardham. There are also a number of hotels in Uttarkashi where you can stay. Mostly when people go to Gangotri, they visit Uttarkashi. There are a number of treks that start from Uttatkashi. This is a district in Uttarakhand in the Northern India. Uttarkashi is a source for both the Ganga as well as the Yamuna rivers.
The Ganga and the Yamuna rivers attract thousands of people. This is a city that is placed in the main route of the Gangotri river. This is also an important center for pilgrimage. This is a beautiful place that has serene beauty. There are also spectacular hill areas. This place is naturally beautiful. This place can also be referred to as the heaven for adventure. Even the sports lovers are very fond of this place. There is a very famous Vishwanath temple here that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are a number of hotels where you can stay in Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi has a very interesting history. There are a number of well-known saints from the ancient times who meditated here. This place has a tranquil environment. It is believed that this is ideal for the study of the scriptures.
During the 1800s the Gorkhas of Nepal occupied this place. But they were over thrown by the British. After independence, they formed a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The height of Dayara Bugyal is 3048 meters above the sea level. There is also a small lake here. This is located at distance of 39.2 kilometers from Uttarkashi.
Gangnani is 39 kilometers from Uttarkashi. This is further up when you are going towards Gangotri. Here, you also find a temple that is dedicated to sage Parashar. The visitors bathe at Rishikund near the shrine in a hot water spring.
This is a place that is situated at a distance of 73 kilometers from Uttarkashi. This is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi river. This is situated at a height of 2620 meters above the sea level. The temperature of Harsil is good and also comfortable at the same time in comparison to the other parts of Uttarkashi. This place is most famous for the beautiful scenery and apples.
This is another very attractive place in Uttarkashi. This comes just before the seven lakes. This is situated at a distance of 2 kilometers from Harsil. This is undoubtedly one of the mind blowing locations in Uttarkashi.
Kedartal is 18 kilometers from Uttarkashi. Kedartal can be reached after quite a difficult trek of about 14 kilometers. The trek starts from Gangotri kedar tal.
The height of Barkot is 1220 meters above the sea level. This is one of the best destinations in Uttarkashi. Barkot is situated at a distance of 68 kilometers from Uttarkashi.
This is a beautiful place that is located in Uttarkashi. It was developed in 1989. This is a home to species like black dear, musk dear, blue dear, musk dear etc. The Gangotri National Park is situated at a distance of 2 kilometers from Gangotri.
This is a very good place in trekking. If you want to take a long walk to the mountains, you can do that as well. There are a number of trekk routes in Uttarkashi. These include Har ki Dun Trek, Dyara Bugyal trek, Dodital trek and Gaumukh trek.
The best time to visit this place is between the months of March to November. Summers and the monsoons are the best seasons to go to Uttarkashi.
You can reach this place either by air, by road or by train. This is situated at a distance of 162 kilometers from Uttarkashi.
Rishikesh is the nearest station to Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi is very well connected to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar.
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