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Best Places to Visit in Uttarkashi
Uttarkashi , meaning Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level. There are many Uttarkashi Attractions available for the tourists, Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. In Uttarkashi Sightseeing Places For Tourist Attractions are Many but Famous Uttarkashi Attractions are- Gangotri Naitional Park ,Ganotri,Yamunotri,Maneri,Vishwnath Temple,Harshil ,Gaumukha, Dodital to name the few.Majorly the tourism activities in Uttarkashi include.To know about the must see Tourist places in Uttarkashi Checkout the Uttarakshi Attractions list below..
The temple of Gangotri is located at a height of 3200 m above sea level. It is 100 km from Uttarkashi and was established in the 18th century by General Amar Singh Thapa, on the banks of the Bhagirathi. It is very popular among pilgrims. Quite a number of ashrams have come up on various sites which offer decent accommodation. Some of the nearby places that can be visited are Kedarkund, Gaurikund and Patangna.
Located at a height of 3235 meters above sea level, Yamunotri is one of the four important pilgrimages or Four Dhams in Uttarakhand. The main source of River Yamuna, the shrine of Yamunotri is located opposite to Gangotri and the road divides and leads to Yamunotri from Dharasu, which is located between Rishikesh and Uttarkashi.The actual source of the river lies still 1 km from here, at a height of 4421 meters. Since the way to the source is quite difficult to climb, most pilgrims and devotees offer puja at the temple. The temple has hot springs beside it.
Maneri is on the way to Gangotri from Uttarkashi, 13 km from the base camp at Uttarkashi. Maneri has very recently developed as a popular tourist attraction because of the dam on the Bhagirathi River. Water is received via an 8 km long tunnel to the turbines at Tiloth. As a result, a lake has been formed at Maneri which attracts people.
Devoted to Lord Shiva, the Vishwanath Temple is situated around 300 m away from Uttarkashiâ€™s local bus stand. This temple received a new look after its renovation in 1857 by Sudarshan Shah wife, Maharani Khaneti. The temple has a Shivling, 90 cm wide and 60 cm high. It is a very famous spot for visitors to Gangotri, Uttarkashi and Yamunotri
Harsil is a tiny village in the Bhagirathi valley. It is around 72 km from Uttarkashi and is situated along the highway that leads to Gangotri. It is situated at a height of 2623 m and is known for its apples and natural surroundings. Accommodation facilities are available in the form of forest rest houses and bungalows.
The main source of the Ganga or the Bhagirathi River is the Gaumukh glacier. This is the main reason a large number of devotees visit this place to take a dip in the ice cold water. It is 18 km from Gangotri and the trek to Gaumukh from Gangotri is easy.
Dodital is situated at a height of 3307 m. The attraction of this lake is its crystal clear water surrounded by dense forests. Fishing can be done here with permits from the Divisional Forest Officer of Uttarkashi.