About Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi is a sacred town of Uttarakhand. The city is named after its central command town Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi region is arranged on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, at an elevation of 1158 meters above ocean level.

It is around 145 km far from Rishikesh. Inferable from its vicinity to Gangotri, Uttarkashi is considered as a critical traveler destination in India. It is otherwise called a position of sanctuaries and ashrams.

The locale of Uttarkashi was constituted on February 24, 1960. It extends over a region of 8016 sq km from the compelling north-west corner of the state to the territory of the Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is situated in the north and the region of Chamoli alongside the domain of Tibet deceives the east of Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi is fundamentally known as a town of sanctuaries, especially of Lord Shiva. There are different sanctuaries specifically Vishwanath Temple, Bhairav Temple, Kuteti Devi Temple, Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Shani Temple, Pokhu Devta Temple, Karna Devta Temple and some more. The prominent one is Vishwanath, which is devoted to Lord Shiva.

Aside from the sanctuaries, there are numerous traveler spots in the city to visit like Dayara Bugyal, Dodi Tal, Gangnani, Sat Tal, Maneri, Nachiketa Tal and Gangotri. Around Gangotri, places like Gaumukh, Kedartal, Yamunotri, Divya Shila and Surya Kund are the holy and critical destinations of Uttarkashi. Places like Sapta Rishi Kund, Hanumanchatti, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and Har ki Doon Valley are few traveler spots which are situated close Yamunotri.

Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over a territory of 953 sq km and offers a chance to see creatures like chestnut bears, serow, trogopan, bharal, musk deer, snow panther, Himalayan mountain bear and some more. Uttarkashi is one of the spots in Garhwal that offers a lot of alternatives for trekkers.