Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest Shiva temples in Northern India.
It is situated at the heart of the town.
A massive iron trident, symbolic of divine mother’s, is erected and worshiped from time immemorial at the temple premises.
Ganeshji, Sakshi Gopal, Markandeya Rishi’s small shrines are also part of the temple complex.
Akhand Jyoti as well as Akhand Abhishek, special aarti at morning and evening are offered.
Gangotri ,the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga.
It is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit.
It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100 metres (10,200 ft).
99.7 km from uttarkashi.
The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Gurkha general Amar Singh
The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh , set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) is rated as one of the best mountaineering institutes in India and also considered as the most prestigious mountaineering institute in Asia.
The campus 5 km from the town.
NIM was established at Uttarkashi on 14th Nov 1965 to honor the great desire of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru , the first Prime Minister of India , who was an ardent mountain lover.
Museum attracts visitors on a regular basis , one get to see the most interesting and well preserved artifacts, equipment etc related to mountaineering .
A freestanding outdoor artificial climbing wall , which was the first of its kind in India is a major attraction. A shell concrete/ferro cement structure rising upto 10 meters, it closely resembles a gigantic rock formation.
Dodital is a freshwater lake in Uttarakhand, India, situated at a height of 3,024 metres (9,921 ft).
From Uttarkashi, a short jeep ride will take you to Sangamchatti from where the
21 km trek to Dodital begins .
The Dodital Trek is a bird watchers paradise.
The Dodital lake is home to the famous Himalayan Golden Mahseer fish.
An ideal beginners trek in the Garhwal Himalayas . The trek includes camping
alongside the beautiful Dodital ( Dodi Lake) before traversing the Darwa Pass.
The pass affords impressive views of the mighty Bandarpunch(link) and the
snowy ridges of the Dhaula Dhar as well as the forested ridges and meadows
leading down to Hanuman Chatti a famous pilgrim town. There are interesting
side trips, including a foray to Yamunotri and the the Bandarpunch Base Camp
from this trek.
Dayara Bugyal, along with its twin, Gidara Bugyal, is perhaps one of the most
beautiful alpine meadows in India with average altitude of 3340mts above sea
From Uttarkashi, a short jeep ride will take you to Barsu/ Rethal from where the
7 km trek to Dayara Bugyal begins.
Trek of the year 2015.
Skiers visit Dyara bugyal as bugyal recieves heavy snow fall during winters.
The beautiful meadows are developed into ski slopes covering an area of 28
square kilometres .
Gomukh, the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier, from where Bhagirathi
River originates, is one of the primary sources of the Ganges River.
The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft
Gomukh is 18 km from Gangotri in the foot hills of Bhagirathi .
It is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27
cubic kilometers. It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, along with Gangotri,
as well as trekking destination. .
Gomukh is also referred to as "Gaumukh", literally means "Mouth of a Cow