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Uttarkashi Travel Guide (Char Dham)

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Uttarkashi means Kashi of the north, is a holy town in Uttarakhand, India. It is the district headquarter of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1352 m above sea level.

Uttarkashi is home to a number of ashrams and temples and also to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and location (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varun Parvat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple)in the center of the town.

Uttarkashi during Char Dham Yatra

Uttarkashi situated at a distance of 145 km from Rishikesh and acquires importance because of very significant pilgrimage centres Gangotri, Yamunotri during Char Dham Yatra

Places to See in Uttarkashi

- Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM): NIM is one of the few mountaineering institutes in India. It conducts various mountaineering and climbing training courses and besides organising climbing expeditions. Bachendri Pal, India's first woman to climb Mount Everest, is an alumnus of NIM.
- Kandar Devta Mandir
- Vishwanath Temple
- ganga kinare (bank of river ganaga)
- Ujeli (constellation of sages): Ujeli is a neighborhood on the north of the town, where many ashrams are located.
- Tiloth Power Plant: Located in Tiloth village at the fringe of Uttarkashi town; Stage 1 of Maneri Bhali hydroelectric project
- Maneri Dam: Located at Maneri (15km from Uttarkashi town); Stage 1 of Maneri Bhali hydroelectric project
- Bhali Dam: Located in Joshiyara village at the lower fringe of the town. Stage 2 of Maneri Bhali hydroelectric project
- Nachiketa Tal
- Kuteti Devi temple: Located on a small hill across Bhagirathi River
- Gyansoo and Palla Gyansoo: Old suburbs of Uttarkashi town, located en route to New Tehri
- Joshiyara: A village across Bhagirathi River. Now becoming a neighborhood. It has a famous temple, Kaleshwar Mandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- Matli: A battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police is located here
- Mahidanda: Another battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police is located here

Uttarkashi in Char Dham Road Route Plan

Haridwar - Rishikesh - Chamba - Tehri - Dharasu - Barkot - Sayana Chatti - Hanuman Chatti - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Harsil - Gangotri (Gaumukh) - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Augustmuni - Phata - Sitapur - Guptkashi - Gaurikund - Kedarnath - Ukhimath - Chopta - Gopeshwar - Chamoli - Pipalkoti - Joshimath (Auli) - Govindghat - Hanuman Chatti - Badrinath - Nandprayag - Karnprayag - Devprayag

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Uttarkashi Hotels and Resorts

There are many options for accommodation in Uttarkashi during Char Dham Yatra. Following is the list of hotels, resorts, guest houses in Uttarkashi.

List of Uttarkashi Hotels

  • Chardham camp Maneri (for booking contact here Char Dham Camp Maneri)
  • Shiv Parivar Resort (for booking contact here Shiv Parivar Resort)
  • GMVN Uttarkashi TRH (for information visit GMVN Uttarkashi)
  • GMVN Barsu Village (for information visit GMVN Barsu)
  • GMVN Chinyalisaur Tourist Bungalow (for information visit GMVN Chinyalisaur)
  • GMVN Bhatwari (for information visit GMVN Bhatwari)
  • Hotel five Elements
  • Hotel Narayana
  • Hotel Akash Ganga
  • Mahima Resorts
  • Hotel Gitanjli
  • Hotel Deepika
  • Hotel Shivlinga Tourist Complex
  • Hotel Everest
  • Hotel Shree Niwas
  • Hotel Himanshu
  • Hotel Bhandari Annexe
  • Hotel Shikhar Nature Resort
  • Hotel Abhinandan
  • Hotel Divine Palace
  • Hotel Ganga Putra
  • Hotel Govind Palace
  • Hotel Jhanvi
  • Hotel Kundan Palace
  • Hotel Mandakini
  • Hotel Monal
  • Hotel Shiv Anand
  • Hotel Shivlinga
  • KNB Heritage Resort

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