Excursion In Uttarkashi District


Excursion In Uttarkashi District

About Excursion

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Uttarkashi is a very important tourist destination. The place is known for its stunning natural beauty, and is also called as Devbhumi, which means 'Land of the Gods'. There are many temples in Uttarkashi that you can visit. The most famous and the largest temple in the region is that of Lord Vishwanath. There are several smaller temples as well in Uttarkashi and these are dedicated to the chief deities Hanuman and Durga. Along with this there are many other shrines which cater to a wide variety of Gods, including Parshuram, Annapurna, Dattatrya, Bhairav, Laksheswar and Ekadashrudra.


Excursion Destinations


Barkot

Barkot

Barkot is situated 61 Kms from Uttarkashi at an elevation of 1220 mts above the sea level. Barkot is situated 47 Kms from Yamunotri and is also famous for ancient temples. Barkot is one of the important destinations of Uttarkashi district for tourists and pilgrims. Barkot provides good accommodation and facilities to tourists.



Chamba

Chamba

Chamba is situated 81 kms from Haridwar at an altitude of 1,676 mts above sea level. Chamba is one of the best excursion as the place offers panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range and the sacred view of the Bhagirathi River. Chamba as the place provides peace and tranquillity. The place is quite and serene with pine and Deodar trees everywhere.



Kedartal

Kedartal

Kedartal is situated 17 Kms from Gangotri at an elevation of 4750 mts above the sea level. Kedartal is a glacial lake which is also known as Shiva's lake. The lake is fed by the snowfall over Thalay Sagar, Meru, Bhrigupanth and other surrounding peaks, and is the source of Kedar Ganga. Kedartal is a popular trekking destination. Trek starts from Gangotri with steep rocky climb along the narrow Kedar Ganga gorge till Bhojkharak which is 8 kms away. From there the next camping site is Kedarkharak which is at the distance of 4 kms and then you reach Kedartal which is at the distance of 5 kms from Kedarkharak.



Gangnani

Gangnani

Gangnani is a small town situated 46 kms from Uttarkashi. Gangnani, also known as Rishikund tirth holds high spiritual value and draws travellers across the world because of its tranquillity. Being a perfect spot for meditation, Gangnani acts as an ideal retreat for the nature lovers who are exploring the Uttarkashi district. Famous for its thermal water springs, Gangnani is a perfect place for rejuvenation. Gangnani is popular for its natural thermal springs. People stop by at Gagnani to take holy dip in the natural thermal water before moving for Gangotri. Gagnani is said to wash away sins. You can visit Gangnai throughout the year. Road route from Delhi is like: Delhi - Meerut - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Chamba - Uttarkashi - Gangnani.



Gangotri

Gangotri

Gangotri is situated at a distance of 93 kms from Uttarkashi at an elevation of 3048 mts above the sea level. Gangotri is one of the oldest and highest temple of Goddess Ganga. It is also one of the Char Dhams and in order to complete the religious cycle of Teerth, visit to Gangotri is mandatory. The place holds great importance amongst Hindus. Besides its religious value, the place is also famous for its scenic beauty. Gangotri remains opened from May and get closed on the day of Diwali festival.



Gaumukh Glacier

Gaumukh Glacier

Gaumukh Glacier is situated at a distance of 18 kms from Gaumukh at an elevation of 4000 mts above the sea level. Gaumukh glacier runs 30 kms long and 3 to 4 kms wide and is the largest Glacier of India, after Siachen. The terminus of the Gangotri Glacier is said to resemble a cow's mouth. That is why it is called Gaumukh (Gau meaning cow, mukh meaning mouth). Gaumukh is the source of Bhagirathi River which later after the confluence of Devprayag is known as Ganga River.

Around the glacier are the peaks of the Gangotri Group, including several peaks notable for extremely challenging climbing routes, such as Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi III. It flows roughly northwest, originating in a cirque below Chaukhamba, the highest peak of the group.



Harsil

Harsil

Harsil is situated at a distance of 72 kms from Uttarkashi at an elevation of 2620 mts above the sea level. Harsil is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River, with dense deodar slopes on either side. Harsil offers ample scope for nature and adventure lovers. Harsil is a very scenic town that is famous among tourists from all over the country. Harsil is also a very good place where you can indulge in adventurous activities like trekking, and other adventure buffs.


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