6 Best Places to Visit in Uttarkashi

6 Best Places to Visit in Uttarkashi

The town of Uttarkashi is situated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is a very important traveler destination in the region and it is situated in the Uttarkashi district. The place is known for its stunning natural beauty and is also called as Devbhumi, which can be exactly translated to ‘Land of the Gods’.

There are a lot of temples in Uttarkashi that you can visit during your trip to the place and the most famous one amongst these is that of Lord Vishwanath. This is the largest temple in the district, and the most frequented one as well.

Gangotri

The temple of Gangotri is situated at a height of 3200 m above ocean level. It is 100 kilometers from Uttarkashi. Quite a number of ashrams have come upon various sites that offer decent lodging. Some of the near places that can be visited are Kedarkund, Gaurikund, and Patangna.

Maneri Dam

Situated at a distance of 15.1 kilometers from Uttarkashi, You can get to see the natural striking around the area. Maneri has very recently developed as a popular traveler attraction because of the dam on the Bhagirathi River.

Harsil

Harsil is a small village in the Bhagirathi valley. It is around 72 kilometers from Uttarkashi and is located along the highway that leads to Gangotri. It is located at a height of 2623 m and is famous for its apples and natural surroundings. Accommodation facilities are obtainable in the form of forest rest houses and bungalows.

Nachiketa Tal (Lake)

Nachiketa Tal is another lake about 29 kilometers, with a small temple on its banks and the Himalayan scenery to keep you lost in admiration of the artistic powers of God.

Yamunotri

Yamunotri is one of the Char Dham and is also the first place to visit in the Char Dham route. Thousands of visitor visits to Yamunotri temple of Goddess Yamuna from April to October.

Kedar Tal

Kedar Tal is situated 18 kilometers from Gangotri and can be reached via a difficult mountainous trail. It is located around 15,000 feet above ocean level and is perfect for base camps for trekking to Jogin, Thalayasagar, and Bhrigupanth.

Greatest Time to Visit Uttarkashi

The summer season (April to June) is the greatest time to visit Uttarkashi. The climate is very pleasant and the temperature varies from 15 °C to 30 °C. Though the days are hot, the nighttimes can get a bit colder, so don’t forget to carry a set of light woolen clothes. During this time, the town turns into a beautiful vision of green with blooming flowers. The months of September, October, and November are also considered favorable as most of the holy Hindu festivals happen during this time. The entire town joins in the festivities; travelers and pilgrims from far-flung areas visit Uttarkashi despite the monsoons, to be a part of the events, and pay their respect to the Hindu Gods.

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