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 Uttarkashi  (Hindi: उत्तरकाशी ), meaning  Kashi  of  the  north ,  is  a  town  in  Uttarakhand,  India. It  is the  district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples. Uttarkashi  is  150 km away from Rishikesh and 144 km for Dehradun.





  • 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