Places to See in Uttarkashi
Dodi Tal: According to mythology Lord Ganesha was born in this place. This mysterious lake is situated at an elevation of 3,307mts above sea level surrounded by dense forests of Deodar, oak and rhododendrons. The pristine water of this lake is the home of endangered Himalayan Golden Trouts and many other fishes. The depth of this lake is still unknown and the 18km trek to Dodi Tal commences from Agoda. A visitor encounters splendour of nature en route Dodi Tal.
Maneri Hydroelectric Project: Maneri is situated 8.5 kms from Uttarkashi on the Gangotri route. A dam across Bhagirathi River is the major attraction of the village. The consequential lake adds exquisiteness to Maneri.
Dayara Bugyal: In regional language Bugyal means 'high altitude meadow'. Dyara Bugyal is situated at an elevation of 3,048mts affording splendid view of the Himalayas. A picturesque small lake is also situated at Dyara Bugyal. The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari and the vehicles can go up to Barsu village, from where an easy trek of 8kms commences.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the oldest and most sacred of temples in Uttarkashi, situated on bank of river Bhagirathi. The temple offers the spectacular view of river Bhagirathi along with the surrounding mountains. Legend has it that Lord Shiva considers this as his abode from the second part of the Kaliyug. Belief is that when Kashi or Varanasi will be submerged under water and Lord Kashi Vishwanath will be shifted to this temple in Uttarkashi.