Uttarkashi District


Uttarkashi District

About Uttarkashi

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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

Uttarkashi District Map

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District HeadquartersUttarkashi
Population2,94,179
Area7951 sq km
Altitude1646 meters
Latitude 30° 43' 60N
Longitude 78° 27' 0E
Literacy 66.58%
Language Garhwali and Hindi
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How to reach

Nearest Airport is at Jollygrant which is 159 Km away.
Nearest Railway station is at Rishikesh, 142 Km away.
Well connected by road to all the important places of Garhwal Division. Regular bus services are available.

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