Uttarkashi"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Har Ki Doon - Har Ki Doon has bungalows as well as rest houses for trekkers, located at an altitude of 3506 m. The trek passes through thick forests and mountainous surroundings. The Ruinsara Lake, located at a distance of eight kilometres from Osla is a major attraction. Har Ki Doon is a very popular place among trekkers. The best way to reach this place is from Mussoorie through Yamuna Bridge, Naugaon, Purola, Saur, Sankri, Taluka and Osla.

     

    Uttarkashi - There are over 30 temples in the town. Thousands of devotees come here during the occasion of ‘Magh Mela’ to take a holy dip along with their local deities in the waters of the Bhagirathi. The town of Uttarkashi is considered as the Kashi of the North (Uttar). It is also known to be the abode of gods and goddesses because, just like Kashi, there are many temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses.

     

    Dodital - Dodital can be reached from Uttarkashi by road and by trekking. A trek of 16 km from Angoda leads to Dodital. Lodging facilities are available by the lake. Tourists can easily trek down to Yamunotri and Hanuman Chatti from this spot.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. Himalayan trouts are found here in abundance.

     

    Gangotri - 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. 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.

     

    Harsil - 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.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.

     

    Gaumukh - The main source of the Ganga or the Bhagirathi River is the Gaumukh glacier. This is the main reason a large numbers 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.

     

    Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering - An autonomous body, the Institute is registered under the Registration of 1860. The Executive Council Chaired by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand governs the administration of the Institute. There are some 31 life time members and 64 ordinary members. The chief concern of the institute is to offer practical and theoretical training to people on adventure sports without causing any harm to the environment. The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering was founded in the year 1965 at Uttarkashi, in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was a mountain lover. The Institute has a serene environment and beautiful natural surroundings.

     

    Shakti Temple - The Shakti Temple is situated right in front of the Vishwanath Temple. The temple has a huge ‘trishul’ which is six meters high and has a circumference of 90 cm towards the bottom. It is believed that the upper portion of the ‘trishul’ is made of iron, while the lower part is made of copper. According to epics, this ’trishul’ was thrown by Goddess Durga or Shakti on devils.

     

    Vishwanath Temple - 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.Devoted to Lord Shiva, the Vishwanath Temple is situated around 300 m away from Uttarkashi’s local bus stand. This temple received a new look after its renovation in 1857 by Sudarshan Shah’s wife, Maharani Khaneti.

     

    Nachiketa Tal - It is believed that Nachiketa, the religious son of Uddalak, a saint, had given this lake its shape and is so named after him. Since there are no proper accommodation facilities around Nachiketa Tal, tourists can either stay at Chaurangi Khal or get back to Uttarkashi. Nachiketa Tal is a lake surrounded by greenery and has a small temple on the banks. It is situated at a distance of 32 km from Uttarkashi. The journey goes through terraced fields to Chaurangi Khal. From there a trek of three kilometers takes one to Nachiketa Tal.

     

    Dayara Bugyal - Situated 10000 feet above sea-level, Dayara Bugyal is very popular for its natural surroundings. Ski facilities are available on slopes during winter, covering a total area of 28 sq km. The Himalayas can be seen from here. There is also a tiny lake in the area that offers camping facilities by its side. Trekkers can easily trek down to Dodi-Tal from here which is 30 km away.  In the local language, the word ‘Bugyal’ stands for ’high altitude meadow’. The road leading to Dayara Bugyal starts from a place in Uttarkashi-Gangotri named Bhatwari, 32 km from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can only go till Barsu from where the trek starts to reach Dayara.

     

    Kuteti Devi Temple - Apart from seeking the divine blessings, tourists can enjoy adventurous activities like trekking on the hilly terrains. However, the trekking routes are tough and are not safe for beginners. Visitors can also have wonderful time watching beautiful lakes, lush green landscapes and waterfalls from the terraced hills. Kuteti Devi Temple situated on the Hari Parvat hilltop on the banks of Bhagirathi River is located at a distance of 2 km from Uttarkashi. This temple is believed to be established by the daughter and son-in-law of Maharaja Kota after they were blessed by Goddess Kuteti Devi in finding three divine stones which were the embodiment of the Goddess herself. They built the temple as per the instructions of the Goddess Kuteti Devi, a form of Goddess Durga, in the exact site where the precious stones were discovered.

     

    Yamunotri - Accommodation options are available for tourists at Janaki Chatti or the various hotels and Dharamsala at Uttarkashi. Yamunotri can be reached from Barkot and Mussoorie.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. 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.

     

    Maneri - 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.

     

    Gangnani - Further north from Gangotri, some 37 km from Maneri is Gangnani which is very famous for its hot water spring.

     

    Kedar Tal - Kedar Tal is situated around 15000 feet above sea level and acts as the perfect place for base camps for trekking to Jogin, Thalayasagar and Bhrigupanth.Kedar Tal is located 18 km from Gangotri and can be reached via a difficult mountainous trail. Facilities here are limited and arrangements, including local guide, need to be made in advance. The water of the lake is said to be crystal clear and offers some of the best views with the Thalayasagar peak at the back.

     

    Nandanvan and Tapovan - The region is also an ideal place for setting up base camps for peaks like Satopant, Bhagirathi, Kharchakund, Shivling, Kalindi Khal, Meru and Kedardom among others. Nandanvan and Tapovan are located just opposite the Gangotri glacier, on the way up from Gaumukh, around 6 km. From here views of the Shivling peak are available.

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    Har Ki Doon - Har Ki Doon has bungalows as well as rest houses for trekkers, located at an altitude of 3506 m. The trek passes through thick forests and mountainous surroundings. The Ruinsara Lake, located at a distance of eight kilometres from Osla is a major attraction. Har Ki Doon is a very popular place among trekkers. The best way to reach this place is from Mussoorie through Yamuna Bridge, Naugaon, Purola, Saur, Sankri, Taluka and Osla.

     

    Uttarkashi - There are over 30 temples in the town. Thousands of devotees come here during the occasion of ‘Magh Mela’ to take a holy dip along with their local deities in the waters of the Bhagirathi. The town of Uttarkashi is considered as the Kashi of the North (Uttar). It is also known to be the abode of gods and goddesses because, just like Kashi, there are many temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses.

     

    Dodital - Dodital can be reached from Uttarkashi by road and by trekking. A trek of 16 km from Angoda leads to Dodital. Lodging facilities are available by the lake. Tourists can easily trek down to Yamunotri and Hanuman Chatti from this spot.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. Himalayan trouts are found here in abundance.

     

    Gangotri - 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. 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.

     

    Harsil - 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.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.

     

    Gaumukh - The main source of the Ganga or the Bhagirathi River is the Gaumukh glacier. This is the main reason a large numbers 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.

     

    Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering - An autonomous body, the Institute is registered under the Registration of 1860. The Executive Council Chaired by the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand governs the administration of the Institute. There are some 31 life time members and 64 ordinary members. The chief concern of the institute is to offer practical and theoretical training to people on adventure sports without causing any harm to the environment. The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering was founded in the year 1965 at Uttarkashi, in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was a mountain lover. The Institute has a serene environment and beautiful natural surroundings.

     

    Shakti Temple - The Shakti Temple is situated right in front of the Vishwanath Temple. The temple has a huge ‘trishul’ which is six meters high and has a circumference of 90 cm towards the bottom. It is believed that the upper portion of the ‘trishul’ is made of iron, while the lower part is made of copper. According to epics, this ’trishul’ was thrown by Goddess Durga or Shakti on devils.

     

    Vishwanath Temple - 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.Devoted to Lord Shiva, the Vishwanath Temple is situated around 300 m away from Uttarkashi’s local bus stand. This temple received a new look after its renovation in 1857 by Sudarshan Shah’s wife, Maharani Khaneti.

     

    Nachiketa Tal - It is believed that Nachiketa, the religious son of Uddalak, a saint, had given this lake its shape and is so named after him. Since there are no proper accommodation facilities around Nachiketa Tal, tourists can either stay at Chaurangi Khal or get back to Uttarkashi. Nachiketa Tal is a lake surrounded by greenery and has a small temple on the banks. It is situated at a distance of 32 km from Uttarkashi. The journey goes through terraced fields to Chaurangi Khal. From there a trek of three kilometers takes one to Nachiketa Tal.

     

    Dayara Bugyal - Situated 10000 feet above sea-level, Dayara Bugyal is very popular for its natural surroundings. Ski facilities are available on slopes during winter, covering a total area of 28 sq km. The Himalayas can be seen from here. There is also a tiny lake in the area that offers camping facilities by its side. Trekkers can easily trek down to Dodi-Tal from here which is 30 km away.  In the local language, the word ‘Bugyal’ stands for ’high altitude meadow’. The road leading to Dayara Bugyal starts from a place in Uttarkashi-Gangotri named Bhatwari, 32 km from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can only go till Barsu from where the trek starts to reach Dayara.

     

    Kuteti Devi Temple - Apart from seeking the divine blessings, tourists can enjoy adventurous activities like trekking on the hilly terrains. However, the trekking routes are tough and are not safe for beginners. Visitors can also have wonderful time watching beautiful lakes, lush green landscapes and waterfalls from the terraced hills. Kuteti Devi Temple situated on the Hari Parvat hilltop on the banks of Bhagirathi River is located at a distance of 2 km from Uttarkashi. This temple is believed to be established by the daughter and son-in-law of Maharaja Kota after they were blessed by Goddess Kuteti Devi in finding three divine stones which were the embodiment of the Goddess herself. They built the temple as per the instructions of the Goddess Kuteti Devi, a form of Goddess Durga, in the exact site where the precious stones were discovered.

     

    Yamunotri - Accommodation options are available for tourists at Janaki Chatti or the various hotels and Dharamsala at Uttarkashi. Yamunotri can be reached from Barkot and Mussoorie.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. 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.

     

    Maneri - 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.

     

    Gangnani - Further north from Gangotri, some 37 km from Maneri is Gangnani which is very famous for its hot water spring.

     

    Kedar Tal - Kedar Tal is situated around 15000 feet above sea level and acts as the perfect place for base camps for trekking to Jogin, Thalayasagar and Bhrigupanth.Kedar Tal is located 18 km from Gangotri and can be reached via a difficult mountainous trail. Facilities here are limited and arrangements, including local guide, need to be made in advance. The water of the lake is said to be crystal clear and offers some of the best views with the Thalayasagar peak at the back.

     

    Nandanvan and Tapovan - The region is also an ideal place for setting up base camps for peaks like Satopant, Bhagirathi, Kharchakund, Shivling, Kalindi Khal, Meru and Kedardom among others. Nandanvan and Tapovan are located just opposite the Gangotri glacier, on the way up from Gaumukh, around 6 km. From here views of the Shivling peak are available.

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