Uttarkashi is a beautiful city situated in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, which is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi. This is one of the 13 districts of Uttarakhand state. This city is a very important tourist destination. This city is full of natural beauty and also known as the Devbhumi, which literally means 'Land of the Gods'. There are several major temples in Uttarkashi, which you can see here during the journey, the most famous of them is Vishwanath Temple. This temple is the largest and most famous temple of this region. The famous Nehru Mountaineering Institute is also at this location. From this place is visited for the famous Gangotri Dham. Gangotri Temple is about 99 km away from here. This serves as a resting point for pilgrims traveling to Gangotri Dham, here, there is a proper arrangement for the pilgrims to stay in the hotel, resort and dharmshalas.

Uttarkashi district was built on 1960, before it was a region of Tehri Garhwal. The district's name and headquarter is Uttarkashi. This is a rich cultural heritage ancient city. Uttarkashi's northern region is the state of Himachal Pradesh, and Tibet border on the other side. Located on the banks of river Bhagirathi, this city is very beautiful, which attracts tourists. The holy Bhagirathi river passes through the middle of this city, which is meet in Devprayag, from here it is known as holy Ganges river. This city is surrounded by beautiful hills all around, Here there is a dense forest of pine and deodar. The rich varieties of different types of medicinal herbs are also found in this area.

Uttarkashi is a beautiful city situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand state. There are several major temples in Uttarkashi, which you can see during this visit to this place, the most famous of them is the Vishwanath temple, it is the largest temple in this region. Here are many other tourist places like Maneri Dam, Kuteti Devi Temple and Shakti Temple.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Uttarkashi is from the winter season between October to March. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to the cold weather of winter, woollen clothing is required here. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides. The temperature of here between from 5°C to 15°C in the winter season and the temperature in the summer season is between 20°C to 30°C.

How To Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 181 km away from Uttarkashi.

By Train

The nearest railway station of Uttarkashi is Dehradun, which is about 144 km away from Uttarkashi.


For those who are interested in shopping in Uttarkashi, there are various types of markets available for them - such as Main Market, Joshiyara Market, Gyanshu Market and Tilot Market etc. From here you find some souvenirs and some items made from wood handicrafts are available. From here you can buy some souvenirs as gifts for your friends and relatives. There is a different enjoyment of shopping

Places To Visit >>

 Vishwanath Temple
Vishwanath Temple
Dayara Bugyal
Dayara Bugyal
Dodi Tal
Dodi Tal
Maneri Dam
Maneri Dam
Kuteti Devi Temple
Kuteti Devi Temple

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