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Beautiful Uttarkashi Travel

Updated on August 22, 2020

Uttarkashi means northern cough which is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Whose location is on the banks of the river Ganges. It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi state. It is 1158 meters above sea level and is a holy city. There are many ashrams and temples in Uttarkashi. The naming of this place as Kashi (Benares) has influenced what is now one of the most popular major cities in Uttarakhand. It is considered as a major tourist destination in the state. Lots of tourists and visitors come here throughout the year. It is an attractive tourist destination in the Himalayan Range full of natural beauty.

Tourists enjoy its natural beauty. It is located 122 km from Janaki Chatti, 196 km from Ukhimath, 72 km from Barkot, 118 km from Mussoorie, 101 km from Gangotri, 191 km from Haridwar and 163 km from Rudraprayag. Uttarkashi is famous for its scenic beauty and the beauty of the adjoining Ganges basin. Uttarkashi has many interesting places to visit. Lots of tourists come here to visit these places. If you want to trek to different places including Har Ki Dun, Gomukh, Tapoban, Dadhital Lake, Dayara Bugial, you have to take permission (porchi) from here. You have to pay a little money for permission. This DFO Permit office is open for six days. Closed on Sundays. It is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

The best time to go to Uttarkashi

In summer, very nice and pleasant weather is present here. During summer, the upper temperature is around 28 degrees. And the bottom is 13 degrees. The average temperature in winter is 0-12 degrees. It is very cold in winter. It is open all year round. But the fun of walking in hot and cold is different.

Places to visit in Uttarkashi

Dodital Lake

Dodital Lake is an interesting place full of natural beauty which is famous for trekking. The water of the lake is very clear and clear. Lots of tourists come here. It is one of the most visited places in Uttarkashi. Its height from sea level is 3024 meters. This is the first place you can choose when traveling to Uttarkashi. The distance from Uttarkashi to Dodhital Lake is 22 km. If you want to go to Dodhital, first you have to go to Sangamchatti. Then trek 19 km to reach Dodhital Lake. Sangamchatti is considered as the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. There is a village called Banara or Agora for you to spend the night. If you want to trek here, you have to get a permit from the forest department office. You need to carry plenty of dry food and water. Because there is no special arrangement to provide these. It will take a total of 4 days to go and stay in Dodhital by trekking.

Nachiketa Lake

Nachiketa Lake is an interesting and must visit tourist destination in Uttarkashi. At Nachiketa Lake, tourists will find a fascinating natural environment. It is 12 km away from the main city of Uttarkashi. The distance from Chowringi canal to Nachiketa lake trekking is 3-4 km. The water of the lake is clear and clear. Colorless fish are playing. The lake was named after Muni Nachiketa in the Vedic period. There is a temple of the snake god next to Nachiketa Lake. When you go there, carry plenty of dry food and water. Because there is no provision of drinking and drinking water.

Dayara Bugial

Dayara Bugyal is a beautiful place full of natural beauty, ideal for trekking. First you have to get permission from the forest department to go to Dayara Bugial. Then you can go there. From Uttarkashi you can reach Bhatari by taking a local taxi (Rs. 80 per person). Then you have to go straight from Batari to the road. Guides are not needed that way. The road went uphill. As soon as the climbing road is over, the dayara top will fall. When you go there, carry plenty of dry food and water. Because there is no provision of drinking and drinking water. You can then take another road from here to the highest peak Bakaria Top. You can also take another road from Bugial to Bandar Punch.

The village of Barsu is where the trekking to Dayara Bugial starts from. This is where the trekking of Dayara Bugial usually starts. It is a small roadside village in Uttarkashi. In Barsu village you can taste the beautiful and eye-catching natural environment. Here you will see colorful butterflies and birds. GNVN has a guest house here. There are also hotels and home stays.

Temple of Power

It is a small temple located in Uttarkashi town. The temple is located in the heart of the city, about 500 meters from the bus stand. It is located next to the Ganges. The idol of God here is worshiped as a symbol of strength and energy. The temple premises are always clean and tidy. The temple is located inside the premise of the Bishwanath temple. There is a trident inside the temple. Which is worshiped as a symbol of power.

Opening hours: 8.00 am to 9.00 pm

Bishwanath Temple

One of the must-see tourist destinations in Uttarkashi is the Bishwanath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in the heart of Uttarkashi city. Its distance from Uttarkashi bus stand is 500 meters. The Bishwanath temple is located on the banks of the Ganges. It is one of the earliest temples in India. Which is located opposite the Shakti Temple. Lots of tourists come here throughout the year. Lots of pilgrims come here especially during the Chardham journey. One of the most important tourist destinations in Uttarkashi is the Bishwanath Temple.

Opening hours: 8.00 am to 9.00 pm

Nehru Institution of Mountaineering

One of the most famous institutes in India is the Nehru Mountaineering Institute. It was built in Uttarkashi on November 14, 1985. The institute was named after former Prime Minister Jahar Lal Nehru. The institute is surrounded by dense jungles and rich natural environment covered by hills. Its distance from the main city of Uttarkashi is 2 km.

Open: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Kuteti Devi Temple

Kuteti Devi Temple is located on the banks of the Ganges. It is located on the top of Hari mountain. Its distance from the main city of Uttarkashi is 2 km. It was built by Maharaja Kota's daughter and son-in-law. The goddess Kuteti showed them their dreams to establish. Goddess Kuteti is another form of Lord Durga. This temple was built according to the dream of Goddess Kuteti. Tourists visit the temple here as well as enjoy the nearby lakes from the top of the hill, landscapes filled with green natural beauty and fountains.


Moneri Dam is an interesting tourist destination in Uttarkashi. It is located at a distance of 12 km from Uttarkashi. It falls on the way to Gangotri. The Maneri Dam is a concrete dam over the Bhagirathi River. It is currently emerging as an important tourist destination. From Maneri Dam you can enjoy the view with beautiful eyes.

How to go

By train from Kolkata

There is no direct train to Uttarkashi. The nearest railway station is Dehradun or Haridwar. There are some trains from Calcutta to Haridwar or Dehradun. You can rent a car from Haridwar or Dehradun. You can also get a bus from Rishikesh or Dehradun to Uttarkashi.

Aquarius Express 12369 (Super Fast) Howrah .. 1.00 pm - Haridwar 4.15 pm, 5 days a week, time - 26.15 hours. Upasana Express 12326 (Super Fast) .. Howrah .. 1.00 pm - Haridwar 3.50 pm, 2 days a week, time - 26.50 hours. Dun Express 13009 (Express) Howrah .. 8.25 pm - Haridwar 4.55 am, every day of the week, time - 32.30 hours.

Train from Delhi

New Delhi Dehradun Shatabdi 12017 (Shatabdi) New Delhi .. 8.45 am - Haridwar 11.30 am, daily every day of the week, time - 4.45 hours. New Delhi Dehradun Jan Shatabdi 12055 (Jan Shatabdi) New Delhi .. 3 pm. 20- Haridwar, 8.33 pm, every day of the week, time - 4.13 hours. Nanda Devi AC Express 12205 (ACSF) New Delhi .. 11.50 pm - Haridwar 3.55 am, every day of the week, time - 4.03 Hours.

Train from Mumbai

Bandra Terminators Haridwar SF Express 22908 (Super Fast) .. Bandra Terminators .. Noon 1.05 - Haridwar 3.50 pm, 1 day a week, time - 26.45 hours.

Where to stay

There are many hotels to stay in Uttarkashi. Rents range from Rs 300 to Rs 2,000. During the season, however, the hotel rate is a little higher. Even if you don't book in advance without the season, there is no problem. You will get a room.

Eating and drinking

Kachuri, pulses, bread, rice, various types of vegetables, sweets are easily available here. Food prices are also within reach.

Beautiful Uttarkashi


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