Uttarkashi

A brief description about uttarkashi

Uttarkashi is a name of the town that stands up at the heights of 1352m above sea level in the state of Uttarakhand. The place is known as the Kashi of the North and is one of the renowned towns.Situated on the banks of famous Hindu river Bhagirathi, the place not only reflects the glory of Indian religion that has been preserved for centuries now but also speaks loud about the traditional lifestyle and culture that has been beautifully embraced by the locales.

Uttarkashi is home to numerous ashrams and several temples and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Apart from its rich culture, the place is also an attraction due to its scenic location. Picturesque Uttarkashi has always been the first choice of nature lovers, wishing to relax away from the city clutter. Its rich flora like Fur, Pine, Deodar, Medicinal Herbs and other shrubs have always been of great help to human existence.

Uttarkashi is serene and beautiful place with nature sprawling in every nook and corner and entirely adds to the mesmerizing travel experience. In addition, the place has many beautiful destinations that are truly worth exploring. Few of the eminent attractions in Uttarkashi are Dodital- one of the famous fresh water lakes, Nachiketa Tal, Maneri Dam- a tranquil place made across the river Bhagirathi and is 13 kms away from Uttarkashi. Alongside, Bhali Dam and Ujeli Dam are few more interesting places. It is home to many temples as in Vishwanath temple, Kandar and Devta Mandir. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering- an educational set up that provides various mountaineering and climbing training courses is also a key attraction.

Uttarkashi experiences huge influx of travelers round the year. To ensure easy and comfortable stay, the place has many ashrams and dharamshalas. Few of the renowned dharamshalas here are Gangotri Mandir Dharamshala, Kali Kamli Dharamshala, Shivanand Dharamshala, Kailash Dharamshala and Birla Dharamshala.

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