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Uttarkashi


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99 kms. from Gangotri, Uttarkashi is an important pilgrimage center, equated with Varanasi or Kashi in divinity. It is located in a wide stretch of valley. Situated at a distance of 145 kms. from Rishikesh, the last rail head, and at an elevation of 1158 mts., on the bank of river Bhagirathi, this picturesque town is also the district headquarter. From the religious point of view as well, it is considered important because the temple of Lord Viswanath is located here. A massive iron trident has also been erected here. A description of this temple has been given in the ancient text, the “Kedar Khand” (Skand-Puran). The other important temples situated here are the Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav and Gyaneshwar, The temple of Goddess Kuteti Devi is situated at the top of hill about 1.5 kms. away. The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is also located on a hill above the town, 5 kms. away. Close by at Ujeli are a number of ashrams and temples.
Every year, on the occasion of “Magh Mela” (January 14), people from far and near visit Uttarkashi to take a holy dip in the Bhagriathi, along with the idol of their local deities.

Accessibility
Rail :
Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station. Uttarkashi is 37 kms. from Rishikesh
Road : Uttarkashi is well connected to the nearby region. It is possible to get there by roadways bus or private taxi.
General Information :
Altitude 1158 mts
Climate Cold in winter, Pleasant in summers
Language Garhwali, Hindi & English
Clothing- Summer Cotton or Light Woollen Winter-Heavy Woollen
Season Round the year
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