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Uttarkashi/Gangotri Valley

Situated on the banks of River Bhagirathi, Uttarkashi is a town located in Uttarakhand India. Home to a number of ancient temples and ashrams, this spot is a lot religious. It also serves as a major stopover on the road to Gangotri Temple and Gaumukh Glacier Trek. Soaring at the height of around 1150 m, this adventure filled travel hub serves as a starting point of numerous treks. Uttarkashi has the most picturesque landscapes making it an ideal retreat. There are several interesting places to visit in uttarkashi.

A commonplace for adventure freaks, this spot is a paradise for trekkers. Adventure junkies can head on for Har ki Dun Trek, Rupin Pass, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Kauri Pass trek, to name a few. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is also located at this place which adds on to its popularity. Offering highly regarded mountaineering courses this institute trains eager trekkers for mountain journeys. Uttarkashi is also open to a number of adventure activities that are extremely enthralling. This scenic pilgrimage town is a scared spot across which the holy Ganga & Yamuna flow making it a year round magnet for pilgrims.

If we talk about uttarkashi weather, the best months to visit Uttarkashi are April, May & June. Summers are moderate with maximum temperature recorded as 30 degree Celsius and minimum being 15 degree Celsius. The monsoon season starts in July and ends in September. Winters generally start from October and last till February. Maximum temperature recorded is 24 degree Celsius and minimum temperature is around 0 degree Celsius. Weather in uttarkashi makes it the most visited tourist spot. 

Why visit Uttarkashi :

  1. ·   Visit the ancient uttarkashi temples of Bhairav , Kuteti Devi & Vishwanath Temple.
  2. ·   Eager mountaineers must visit Nehru Institute of Mountaineering
  3. ·   Make a visit to Surya Kund
  4. ·   The sight of the captivating meadows of Dayara Bugyal is not to be missed
  5. ·   Trek to Har ki dun, Rupin Pass, Dayara Bugyal or Kauri Pass, to name a few. 

Places to visit near Uttarkashi

  1. ·   Yamunotri & Gangotri Temple
  2. ·   Bhairon Ghati
  3. ·   Divya Shila
  4. ·   Gaumukh Glacier
  5. ·   Saptrishi Kund

How to reach Uttarkashi:

One can easily reach Uttarkashi by Air, Bus and Railways. Travelers who wish to travel by air can easily reach the city via airways as the nearest airport is located in Dehradun. One can also take a train till Haridwar and then can further take a bus till Uttarkashi. 

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