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A stop over place

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Harsil

Susanta Sadhukhan
6th Oct 17

Dharali ,Harshil

Dharali ,Harshil  Video Review
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Harsil

Swakhar Pachal
6th Oct 17

Vishvanath Temple

Vishvanath Temple  Video Review
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Vishwanath Temple

Aggarwal VK
30th Aug 17

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1Dayara Bugyal - To The High Altitude Meadows
Dayara Bugyal - To The High Altitude Meadows

Dayara actually means High Altitude Meadow in the local language. It's an ongoing debatable topic among trekkers on which is the most beautiful meadow in India. The trek starts from the tiny village of Barsu tucked away on the Haridwar - Gangotri road, 32 km away from the town of Uttarkashi. Walk below the thick foliage of trees, an hour onto the ridge line, the trail gently slopes down. Barnala Lake hiding in the meadows. The trail gets steeper from here on and Continue to trek along the right fringes of the meadow with the tree line just below.

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2Dayara Bugyal Trek
Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara actually means 'High Altitude Meadow' in the local language. It’s an ongoing debatable topic among trekkers on which is the most beautiful meadow in India.

Gaurav Kumar shares his insight about his stay at Shikhar nature resort. He says: One of the best backdrop in Uttarkashi. Nice breathtaking location with actual peace  and a absolute brace getaway..!!! This abode is a absolutely nice for accumulation barbecue atom and chance activities. A absolutely acceptable accord aural budget.

Tip: The trek starts from the tiny village of Barsu tucked away on the Haridwar – Gangotri road, 32 km away from the town of Uttarkashi.

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3Bali Pass Trek
Bali Pass Trek

This trek lets you experience of raw grandeur of the Himalayan Pass crossing along with diverse flora and fauna of the Govind Wildlife sanctuary. The trail crosses through the rivers of Siyan Gad and Ton and offers views of  Kalang peak (6387 m), Bandar punch (6316 m) and Jaundhar glacier.

Prasenjit Roy speaks about his stay at Kuflon hotel. He says: Kuflon Basics is a beautiful resort. We happen to stay there for a week. It was splendid . The experience was just awesome. Loved the natural beauty of this resort. Food was equally good.

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4Dodital Trek
Dodital Trek

AS : We trekked till Dodital and it took us full one day of trekking non stop. The scene could have only been possible in a dream. It had snowed really heavy during the night. When we went near the lake there was a hard layer of frozen ice at least 6 inches dense like a skating ring. I can never forget the scene, lucky enough to witness such a gift of nature.

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Reviews (5)

Soumya Dutta

Soumya Dutta2.1/5

1 review

Wrong information on Uttarkashi

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

Thulaseedharan Achary4.6/5

191 reviews

A beautiful place

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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Uttarkashi Overview

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.

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