Uttarkashi is a sacred town situated in Uttarakhand in India. It is a district town. It is located at the bank of river Bhagirathi at the altitude of 1158 meters. Uttarkashi lies on the main route to Gangotri.
Here is the famous temple of vishwanath dedicated to Lord Shiva. Vishal Trishul of Mahadev is in front of this temple. Here is also great tridand made up of Ashtadhatu. Lord Shiva killed Giant Vakasur with this famous Tridand.
Here are another temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, Legend Parashuram and Lord Ekadash Rudra. Uttarkashi is an important stoppage during visit to Gangotri. This town is having same importance as Kashi.
For adventure sports it is an emerging spot.
HOW TO REACH?
1. The nearest airport is at Jolly Grant at Dehradun, which is 162 kms away from Uttarkashi. Buses for Rishikeshare available from here and further upto Uttarkashi.
2. The nearet railway station is at Rishikesh at 145 kms away from Uttarkashi.
3. By road it is well connected with Rishikesh, Haridwaar and Dehradun.
WHERE TO STAY?
AVERAGE RATE DAILY
Hari Om Hotel
Rs. 600 onwards
5 Element Hotel
Rs. 1400 onwards
GMVN Tourist bungalow Barkot
Rs. 400 onwards
Bhandari Anexy Hotel
Rs. 500 onwards
Rs. 800 onwards
Rs. 500 onwards
GMVN Tourist bungalow Gangotri
Rs. 500 onwards
WHAT TO SEE?
One can enjoy spectacular scene of the Himalayas from Bughial. It is set at the altitude of 3048 meters. It is a high altitude meadow. A small lake is also present here. It is 28 kms away from Uttarkashi.
Here is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. and forests of majestic Deodar, oak and rhododendron. Many peculiar and rare fishes are found in this lake. These are called Dodies. Here is a place Kalyani, which is spot for starting trekking for Dodi Taal. This is 39 kms away from Uttarkashi.
This is an important place 39 kms away from Uttarkashi. Gangjani lies in the way to Gangotri. Here is temple related to Legend Parashar. Here is a hot water spring, where tourists come and take bath with great enthusiasm.
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