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Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India

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Situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi, Uttarkashi is an ancient town in Uttarakhand inundated with alluring flora and fauna. The places is referred as Devbhoomi meaning ‘Land of Gods’ Sprawling in the north west corner of state, Uttarkashi is a picturesque valley situated in the rugged mountains. The beautiful landscapes and snow capped mountains will put you in awe. The difficult terrains and rugged mountains offer a great site for trekking. There are many hot water springs located in Uttarkashi which offer as an amazing tourist spot. Gangotri glacier, the origin of River Ganges, can also be visited since it is situated at 99 km from the town of Uttarkashi. Nehru Mountaineering Institute is also situated in the region which is a popular tourist spot.


The place holds high veneration in terms of religion and spirituality and has always been a land of sages and prophets. There are many temples in the region visited by pilgrims all around the year. Lord Vishwanath temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the largest and most famous temple in Uttarkashi. A number of shrines dedicated to other deities are also present in the region. Uttarkashi shares its borders with Tibet. The difficult jagged terrain has made it a place for inhabitation of many hill tribes.

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Nature beauty
Jun 23 2014
Uttarkashi is a beautiful district of uttrakhand known for its natural landcapes and beauty of nature.The place has importance in hindu mythology.The ancient temples add beauty to the place.Climate remains pleasant throughout the year.Yamnotri,Gangno ...... read more
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