Uttarkashi, meaning Kashi of the north as the name reflects this place has similarities with city of kashi (Varanasi) both situated in the bank of river Ganga and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center of the town.
Uttarkashi is district headquarter of Uttarkashi district situated at the bank of river Bhagirathi(Ganga) at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level.
Uttarkashi is quiet town and one can take walks along the banks of the river Bhagirathi.
How TO Reach:-
You can easily get regular buses and taxes from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. Rishikesh is 143 km from Uttarkashi. Closest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station. Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport which is 160 km from Uttarkashi.
1. Kashi Vishwanath temple
In the centre of Uttarkashi town, on the banks of the river Bhagirathi is located this beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
A is a popular pilgrim place in India and one of among the four Char Dham pilgrimage areas.It is 98 km From Uttarkashi.
A beautiful Trekking destination for beginners has trek of 8 km from Barsu which is 38 km from Uttarkashi.