Uttarkashi District

With spectacular hilly terrain, stunning natural beauty, ancient temples, swift rivers and lush greeneries, the district of Uttarkashi is one of the favorite spots for tourists to visit. This place is a real paradise for adventure enthusiasts and sports lovers. 

The Nehru Mountaineering Institute, which is located in Uttarkashi, is also popular among tourists.The holy town of Uttarkashi is district headquarter, considered to have similar religious importance as Kashi. The famous Vishwanath temple here is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In front of the temple is unique Mahadev-ka-Vishal Trishul or Shiva's Great Trident, made of eight major metals. It is believed Lord Shiva killed Vakasur with this trident. Other important temples are dedicated to Lord Parashuram, Lord Ekadash Rudra and Goddess Kali. It is an important stopover for pilgrims visiting Gangotri. 

Uttarkashi has also emerged as an important centre for adventure sports.

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Places to Visit in Uttarkashi

How to Reach Uttarkashi

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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