About Uttarkashi District
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.
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.
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