Uttarkashi Tourism

Uttarkashi is a district in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India. As the name illustrates, Uttarkashi means Kashi of the North. There is a town with similar name situated in the bank of river Bhagirathi quite similar to the city of Kashi (Varanasi) with a temple devoted to Lord Shiva. The region has perplexing beauty of the snow clad mountains and far stretched meadows with various flowers and mountainous trees. Bewildering view of the glaciers and sacred rivers like Ganga and Yamuna originating from them, numerous waterfalls and hot springs have made Uttarkashi a sought after tourist destination.

This region is very renowned among the trekkers as it has a lot of trekking routes to various distinct sites having indescribable natural beauty and serene ambiance. The Gomukh trek of 17 kms where the river Bhagirathi originates is a popular one. Dayara Bugyal, a 9 Kms trek in the wilderness and with tresses of rhododendron is a blissful venture. The Kalindi Pass trek of 110 kms is the highest trekking pass in the world giving a chance to glance more than 40 Himalayan peaks during the trek. Apart from these incredible sites, this region is home to a number of famous temples and shrines like the Gangotri, Yamunotri, Viswanath Temple and Kuteti Devi Temple.

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Travel Guide Gangotri Dham, Uttarakhand
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Gangotri Temple

The Gangotri Temple is a beautiful white coloured small temple in Gangotri on the bank of River Bhagirathi and dedicate to goddess Ganga Devi. The Gangotri temple is open for six months in summer only as it is covered by heavy snow in rest of the year.

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Travel Guide Yamunotri Dham, Uttarakhand
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Yamunotri Temple

The Yamunotri is a place where goddess Yamuna is worshipped. Yamunotri temple is the first dham among the Chota Char dham pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand and temple is about 6 KM from Janki chatti village. The Yamuna and the Ganges, has been elevated to the status of a divine m....

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Travel Guide Vishwanath Temple Uttarkashi Uttarakhand
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Vishwanath Temple, Uttarkashi

The Vishwanath Temple is a very old and sacred temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Built by the Sage Parshuram in ancient time and Located in Uttarkashi of Uttarakhand.

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Travel Guide Gaumukh
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Gaumukh Gangotri

Gaumukh in Uttarakhand is the source of the river Ganga, one of the holy rivers in India thereby making it a place where people must visit at least once in their lifetime.

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Travel Guide Surya Kund Gangotri Uttarkashi
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Surya Kund Gangotri

Gangotri is already one of the parts of the “Char Dham” or the Four Holy Sites hence making the fall all the more important.

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