Uttarkashi Tourism

Uttarkashi Tourism

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  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Uttarkashi
Uttarkashi is a holy town of Uttarakhand. The city is named after its headquarters town Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi district is situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, at an altitude of 1158 metres above sea level.

It is around 145 km away from Rishikesh. Owing to its proximity to Gangotri, Uttarkashi is considered as a significant tourist destination in India. It is also known as a place of temples and ashrams.

The district of Uttarkashi was constituted on February 24, 1960. It sprawls over an area of 8016 sq km from the extreme north-west corner of the state to the terrain of the Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is located on the north and the district of Chamoli along with the territory of Tibet lies to the east of Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi is primarily known as a town of temples, particularly of Lord Shiva. There are various temples namely Vishwanath Temple, Bhairav Temple, Kuteti Devi Temple, Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Shani Temple, Pokhu Devta Temple, Karna Devta Temple and many more. The popular one is Vishwanath, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Apart from the temples, there are many tourist spots in the city to visit like Dayara Bugyal, Dodi Tal, Gangnani, Gangnani, Sat Tal, Maneri, Nachiketa Tal and Gangotri.  Around Gangotri, places like Gaumukh, Kedartal, Yamunotri, Divya Shila and Surya Kund are the sacred and significant destinations of Uttarkashi. Places like Sapta Rishi Kund, Hanumanchatti, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and Harki Doon Valley are few tourist spots which are located near Yamunotri.

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 953 sq km and gives opportunity to see animals like brown bears, serow, trogopan, bharal, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and many more. Uttarkashi is one of the places in Garhwal that offers plenty of options for trekkers. 

The nearest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, which is 162 km away. The closest railway station to the place is Rishikesh, which is at a distance of almost 145 km. Uttarkashi is well connected by road to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar and other major towns of the state. The weather of Uttarkashi remains cold in winter and pleasant in summer. The ideal time to visit this city is March to April and July to November.

Uttarkashi is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mussoorie and Rudranath.

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Soumya Dutta

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  • Soumya Dutta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Wrong information on Uttarkashi"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2017
This site - holidayiq. Com is giving many fictitious information on reaching Uttarkashi. Please correct these misleading of information. Though I am Delhi based, I have field work in that entire region and visit every two months.
1. Ukashi has no scheduled air connectivity or airport. Only private helicopter service to Harshil from Dehradoon, for visiting Gangotri, which (Harshil is a lovely tourist & trekking destination) is 99 kms further from Ukashi and 25 KMS from Harshil. Nearest airport to reach Ukashi, with scheduled flights is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, from where it takes 5 hours + to reach Ukashi town by car, and another 3. 5 hrs to Gangotri.
2. There is no train connection to Ukashi, nearest rail head being Rishikesh or Dehradoon, from where it takes 5 hrs + to reach Ukashi town.
3. The shared jeep ride costs INR 250 per person from Dehradoon, About INR 300 from Haridwar. Bus ticket INR 200 from Dehradoon. Takes 6 hrs + to reach.
4. For hiring a car, minimum is INR 11-12 per km for small cars, INR 18/ km for a jeep.
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Thulaseedharan Achary

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  • Thulaseedharan Achary
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  • Lives in Punalur
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  • 191 Reviews
  •  1251 helpful votes
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"A beautiful place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 12, 2016
Uttarkashi was visited by me from the 20th of February 2016 onwards. The main city of Uttarkashi is very nice & neat. The city is very calm & quiet & since it is a season of winter scarcity of water is experienced in rivers. The Bhageerathy river flowing through the center of the city is with less water & earth works & road works are going on in large scale. This city was ruined in 2013 by earth quake & all it's beauty was washed away in the flood. Now the city is being recovering from it's dilapidated stage & improvement of work is noticed every where. The most important temple Viswanatha temple is in the center of the city itself & connected temples are near by. The darshan in Viswanath temple is a good experience to mind & interesting visitors must definitely visit this temple. The Nehru institute of mountaineering is working some 4 kms south on the bank of Bhagheerathy river & tourists must visit this institute positively. Kuttetty temple the very old temple is 2 km away on the top of a hill & it is also very famous. Access are there from Utharakashi bus stand to Gangotri Yamunotri etc but due to winter season all temples in these places are remaining closed. In the end of April the temples will be opened & darshan will be feasible till December. Even though the access to reach Uttarkashi is through zig zag narrow roads constructed on the side of sky scraper hills the camping at Uttarkashi was a pleasant one.
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Sangram Rawat

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  • Sangram Rawat
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
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"Heaven on earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2014
55km from Jim corbett national park this unknown and unexplored hill station is a heaven on earth. The longest view of the snow covered himalayas is by far the best that one can ever see. Peaks from Nandadevi , Trish UK ,Panchachuli all are magnificent. KMVN has a small guest house and that's about it. This place is the best noncommercial hill station and closest to Delhi. Distance from Delhi is 320km only and nearest railway station is Ramnagar.
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Anil rana

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  • Anil rana
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 5 Reviews
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"It is a popular religious place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 27, 2014
The first reason to visit this location because it is holy place and out of four dham in Uttarkashi two is in Uttarkashi. It is the largest District of Uttarakhand area wise. The first place to visit is Gangotri and Yamnotri. Travellers must be busy in some religious activities here.
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Mythili Vadrevu

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  • Mythili Vadrevu
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Excellent"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 26, 2013
Few Words About Uttarkashi:
Uttarkashi is a home to number of ashrams and temples, which is situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. The place is popular among tourists for its stunning natural beauty and scenic vistas. Uttarkashi has also emerged as an important centre for adventure sports and it is known as Kashi of North. There are many places to visit in uttarkashi such as Dodi tal, where lord Ganesha born, and many other famous temples such as Vishwanath temple, Bhairav temple, Gangothri Temple, Yamunothri Temple, and Shani temple.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Gangothri Glacier, Dodi Tal Lake , Dayara Bugyal, Duryodhana Temple, Kedar Temple, Shakthi Temple..

Activities & things to do: Rafting, Skiing, Trekking, Paragliding, Yoga.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We can reach uttarkashi by bus, train, or flight...
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