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Places To Visit In Uttarkashi Sightseeing

Vishwanath Temple

Vishwanath Temple is a famous and ancient religious temple located in Uttarkashi. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Uttarkashi was called the township of Vishwanath in ancient times. Vishwanath temple was established by Parashuram Ji and Vishwanath Bhagwan appeared in the temple under Jyotirling. According to the belief, almost as the structure of stones, this temple was constructed by Garhwal King Pradyumna Shah. Later, this temple was restored in 1857 by Maharani Kanti, wife of her son King Sudarshan Shah, and it is also believed that this temple was built by King Gyaneshwar. Lord Shiva was built by Trishul's Guha. In this temple, there is a surprising trident (Trishul). The length of this trident (Trishul) is 8 feet 9 inches and its height is 26 feet. An ancient Shivling is also present in this temple. The statue of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha is installed in the sanctum of the temple complex. Lord Shiva's vehicle "Nandi Bull" is present in the outer chamber of the temple. This stone temple has been built in a Katyuri style. It is believed that the result of the darshan of Kashi Vishwanath temple of Uttarkashi is equal to Kashi Vishwanath of Varanasi. It is believed that in Kaliyuga, Uttarkashi is the only such place of the pilgrim site, where Lord Himself is sitting in the form of Shivling. This temple remains open for devotees throughout the year. This temple has a great religious significance. During the trip to Uttarkashi, tourists visit in this temple. The Vishwanath Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Uttarkashi.

Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal is a popular green meadow located in Uttarkashi. This Bugyal is situated at an altitude of 3050 meters above sea level. This place offers a spectacular view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. To reach Dayara Bagyal, tourists have to reach the Barsu village. This is the last village of Dayara Bugyal. To this village, tourists can easily reach by vehicles. From here it is necessary to distance trekking by about 8 km. Dayara Bugyal is a lush green high grassland. Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most beautiful Bugyal for trekking in Uttarakhand. Dayara Bugyal offers beautiful views for the trekking, through the beautiful oak forests and grasslands. On here, there is a flock of sheep in the higher hills appear. Which offers a realizes of the beauty of here. Dayara Bugyal trek is surrounded by wild fruits rich carpet, maple dense forests and steep valleys. This Bugyal is also like walking on paradise on a earth. Dayara Bugyal is one of the main trekking sites of Uttarakhand.

Dodi Tal

Dodi Tal is a famous lake located in Uttarkashi. Dodital is a Panna lake surrounded by high mountains at an altitude of about 3310 meters above sea level. This Tal is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes of North India due to its quiet and beautiful atmosphere. The name of Dodital is named after the rare Himalayan brown trown species of fishes. This lake is one of the very few water bodies, where Himalayan brown trown is found. Dodital is considered a mysterious tal. According to legends, this tal is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. This tal is also known as the of Ganesh lake or Ganesh Tal. There is also a small temple of Lord Ganesha near this lake. The origin of this tal, Natural waterfalls and river Ganga are from the source. For Dodital Trekkers, there is no less than heaven. This tal attracts tourists to themselves. Sweet clean water can also be of experienced in this tal. To reach Dodital, 22 km has to travel on foot. This is a beautiful place for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. Dodi Tal is one of the main trekking sites of Uttarakhand.

Maneri Dam

Maneri Dam is a famous hydroelectric project located in Uttarkashi. This dam is built on the Bhagirathi river. This dam is a solid gravitational dam situated in Maneri in East, about 16 km away from Uttarkashi. The scheme for the Maneri Bhali hydroelectric project was done in the year 1960. It was completed in the year 1984 and started. This dam is a 39 meter long and 127 meters wide. This dam of runs the Tiloth Power Plant of the 90 MW River. There is a lake on this dam, which is very beautiful. Visiting this lake, tourists enjoy boating. During the boating, the tourist enjoys watching of the around beautiful view and the majestic mountains. The tranquil atmosphere and beautiful lake attract a lot of tourists coming here. It offers excellence to this lake Maneri. During the trip to Uttarkashi, tourists visit this dam. The Maneri Dam is one of the main centres of attraction in Uttarkashi.

Kuteti Devi Temple

Kuteti Devi Temple is a famous religious temple located in Uttarkashi. This temple is situated on the Har mountain hill on the banks of river Bhagirathi. Regarding this temple, it is believed that this temple is established by the son-in-law and daughter of the Maharaja Kota. According to the instructions of Kuteti Devi, the daughter and son-in-law of Maharaja Kota constructed this temple on the right place where the precious stones were discovered. An interesting story has been associated with Kuteti Devi Temple, Once upon a during the visit to Gangotri Dham of the king of Kota of Rajasthan, a bag full of money was lost in any place. The king became very upset. Disappointed, the king returned to Uttarkashi and prayed in the Vishwanath temple and promised that if his bag would get back to him, he will marry his daughter with a suitable boy of that village. After some time, the king's bag was found by a priest and the priest returned the bag to the king. The king was very happy and according to the promise, he told the priest to find a suitable groom for his daughter's marriage. Soon the princess married the boy chosen by the priest, but the princess was unhappy because, as a result of this marriage, her family will have to go away from Kuldevi "Kuteti Devi". Both the princess and her husband prayed to Goddess to solve this problem. After this, Goddess appeared in his dreams and talked of building a statue of his own on the high hill near the river Indrawati. The next morning, when the princess and her husband arrived at the place mentioned in Kuteti Devi's place, there were three stones found in the form of Goddess, Kuteti Devi temple was built on the same place where they were found. In this way, the temple of Kuteti Devi was built.

Nachiketa Lake

Nachiketa Lake is a famous beautiful lake located in Uttarkashi. This lake is about 32 km away from Uttarkashi. This lake is situated at an altitude of about 2455 meters above sea level. It is said that this lake was created by Nachiketa. Nachiketa was the son of Sant Uddalak. For this reason, this lake was named Nachiketa Tal. There is a small temple near this lake, which is dedicated to the Nag Devta. During Nagapanchami, devotees go to the temple of Nag Devta by placing a holy dip in this lake. This lake is situated between the dense forests of pine and oak trees. This lake offers panoramic views of the snowy peak of the Bandarpoonch in the west. The quiet and secluded atmosphere of here attracts many tourists coming here. During the trip to Uttarkashi, tourists visit this Nachiketa lake. The Nachiketa Lake is one of the main centres of attraction in Uttarkashi.

Shakti Temple

Shakti Temple is a famous religious temple located in Uttarkashi. This temple is famous for the 6-meter high Trident (Trishul). The perimeter of this trident (Trishul) is about 90 cm. The description of this Shakti temple is found in Kedarkhand of Skanda Purana. The upper and lower part of this trident is made of iron and copper. It is said that this trident was used by Goddess Durga to kill the demons. Goddess Durga is also known as Shakti. According to legend, there was a happened fierce war between the gods and demons once. In this war, when the deity was defeated by the demons, then all the gods pray from Maa Durga. As a result, Goddess Durga took the form of 'Shakti' and killed the demons. After this, Goddess Durga became sit as with divine 'Shakti', near Vishwanath temple. For this reason, this temple is called Shakti Temple. This temple has a great religious significance. During the trip to Uttarkashi, tourists visit in this temple. The Shakti Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Uttarkashi.

Nehru Mountaineering Institute

Nehru Mountaineering Institute is a famous institute located in Uttarkashi. This institute was established in the year 1965. The name of this institute has been named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India, which was an enthusiastic mountain lover. This institute is one of the famous mountaineering institutions of India. This institute offers training in mountaineering and other adventure courses. This institution is also considered as the prestigious mountaineering institution in Asia. To ensure environment and conservation in this institute, the concept of adventure activity is encouraged, and environmental guidelines are emphasized. People from all over the world come to study on mountaineering topics in this Institute.

Pokhu Devta Temple

Pokhu Devta Temple is a famous temple situated in Netwad village of Uttarkashi. The Pokhu Devta is worshipped by the local's people as the god of justice. People who come in the hope of getting justice quickly in the Pokhu Devta temple have to strictly follow the rules of the temple. The people of the region, including the village, have inexhaustible faith towards this temple. They are considered to be the king of this region. It is said about the temple that the Pokhu Devta's mouth is in the paatal and the upper part of the waist is on the earth. It is said about Pokhu Devta Temple that, in ancient times, in the area, a monster named Kirimar used to terror, to protect the public, Duryodhana fought the war against him and fell the Beat the Kirimar monster in battle, Duryodhana cut her neck and threw him into the river Tons. The head of the Kirimar monster started flowing in the opposite direction instead of the flowing direction of the river and his head stopped in the confluence of Rupin and Supin river. When Duryodhana watched the head of the Kirimar monster halted, he established it in the same place and made her temple, which is now known as Pokhvir.

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