UTTARKASHI – kashi in the far north


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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?

NAME

ADDRESS

AVERAGE RATE DAILY

Hari Om Hotel

Uttarkashi

Rs. 600 onwards

5 Element Hotel

Uttarkashi

Rs. 1400 onwards

GMVN Tourist bungalow Barkot

Barkot

Rs. 400 onwards

Bhandari Anexy Hotel

Uttarkashi

Rs. 500 onwards

Relax Hotel

Uttarkashi

Rs. 800 onwards

Bhandari Hotel

Uttarkashi

Rs. 500 onwards

GMVN Tourist bungalow Gangotri

Gangotri

Rs. 500 onwards



WHAT TO SEE?

Dayara Bughyal

barkot, uttarkashi

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.

Dodi Tal

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.

Gangnani

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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