Uttarkashi is located in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh. Uttarkashi was originally a part of Tehri Garhwal. But soon after independence, when Tehri Garhwal Kingdom merged with India, it was made a district of the Kumaon division.

In 1960, it was made a border district with the district headquarters at Uttarkashi.

The district is more important because of the two very significant Pilgrimage-centers viz. Gangotri and Yamunotri, the source of the two rivers, Ganga (Bhagirathi) and Yamuna.

The major locations of the district are Dunda, Puroia, Rajgarhi and Bhatwari.

 Major tourist attractions are Chaurangi Khal, Bhairon Ghati and Gangotri. Yamuna, Rupin and Bhagirathi Rivers flows through the district.


Places of interest

Nachiketa Tal

Situated between Panchangaon and Fold Gaon, this beautiful lake is perenially filled with water. There is greenery all around and a small temple at the bank of the lake gives a serene look to the location.

Situated in the midst of deodar, cheer and bamboo forests, Dodital is situated at an elevation of 3307 metres. The water of the lake is sparkling and crystal clear. The famous Himalayan trouts are found in abundance in the lake

On way to Gangotri at a distance of about 13 kms. from Uttarkashi, Maneri has lately emerged as a place of tourist interest as a result of the construction of a dam across the bhagirathi river, from where the water is fed to the turbines through an 8 kms. long tunnel at Tiloth in Uttarkashi.

Vishwanath Mandir  
It stands a magnificent Trishul (trident), one meter in circumference and made of copper. It supports a trident four meters long. Each prong is about two meters in length.Uttarkashi is known for its temples dedicated to Parhsuram, Datatryea Annapurna, Devi, Kali Bhairon and other gods and goddesses. At one time, there were 365 temples in this town 

Uttarkashi also has a number of ashrams for the sanyasis and mendicants who occupy the banks of the holy river for penance and prayers.

Gangnani, about 37 kms. from Maneri, is the hot water spring at Gangnani where one can have a refreshing bath.


Sat-Tal meaning seven lakes, is situated just above Dharali, 2 kms. beyond Harsil. The trek of about 7 kms is rewarding as this group of lakes is situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings. It also provides lovely camping sites

Dayara Bugyal
Bugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow". Situated at an elevation of about 10,000 feet above seal-level this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty. During winter, it provides excellent ski slopes over an area of 28 sq. kms. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathetaking. There is a small lake also in the area, and to camp by its side would be memorable event.

The Bhagirathi valley is most enchanting and preserves many colorful spots in its lap. Situated at a distance of 72 kms. from Uttarkashi on the main highway to Gangotri, at an elevation of 2623 metres, this sylvan hamlet is famous for its natural beauty and delicious apples.

The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is held in high esteem by the devouts who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water. It is 18 kms. from Gangotri.

Nandan-Van Tapovan
These two spots are situated opposite the Gangotri glacier further up from Gaumukh, at a distance of 6 kms. from where visitors can have a superb view of the majestic shivling peak.

The shrine of Yamunotri, source of river Yamuna is situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri and the road bifurcates and goes to Yamunotri from Dharasu, a place between Rishikesh-Uttarkashi. Situated at an elevation of 3235 metres above sea level, the shrine of Yamunotri is one of the 'four dhams' of Uttarakhand.

Har-ki-dun is famous for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for trekkers.at the height of 3566m, Har-Ki-Doon is a land of unparalleled beauty in the whole district of Uttar Kashi..

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