Uttarkashi District
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Uttarkashi District

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt




About Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi District town lies high in the Himalaya range, and the district contains the source of both the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, which attract thousands of Hindu pilgrims. The town lies on the main route to Gangotri, has many Hindu temples, and is also considered an important Hindu pilgrimage centre. The district is bounded on the north by Himachal Pradesh state, on the northeast by Tibet, on the east by Chamoli District, on the southeast by Rudraprayag District, on the south by Tehri Garhwal District, and on the west by Dehradun District.


History

Uttarkashi district came into existence in the year 1960 after the merge of Tehri Garhwal Kingdom with India. It is said and believed that long time back this place was a prosperous market town for trade between India and Tibet.


General Information

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District HeadquartersUttarkashi
Population2,94,179
Area7951 sq km
Altitude1646 meters
Coordinates 30.73°N 78.45°E
Literacy 66.58%
Language Garhwali and Hindi
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How To Reach

Jolly grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 183Km from Uttarkashi.
Rishikesh railway station is the nearest railhead 170Km from Uttarkashi. Dehradun railway station is 204Km via Mussoorie and 208Km via Rishikesh, and Haridwar railway station is 192Km from Uttarkashi via Rishikesh. Tourists need to apply roadways from Rishikesh, Dehradun or Haridwar to reach Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi district has well developed road network connecting other major cities in Uttarakhand including Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Tehri, Rudraprayag, Chamoli.

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