The largest district in the state of Uttarakhand and a town full of spirit and adventure, Uttarkashi lies in the northern west corner of the state and is a valley in the mountains that is the home to two of the Char D ...
ams - Gangotri and Yamunotri. Also known as the Kashi of the north and Shivnagri, this town is famous for its ashrams, religious communities and education across the country. Uttarkashi lies on the bank of the river Bhagirathi and under the shade of Mount Varunavrat this land of spirituality attracts travelers from across the globe to seek guidance and awareness. Uttarkashi has been a meditational ground for a lot of sages since the ancient ages and has been written in numerous mythological tales including the Skanda Purana and has been known to give solace to their inner human. One of the first considered homes for Yoga, the village of Netala is a paradise for Yoga seekers just 7 kilometers from the main town and can be visited all throughout the year.
What to do in Uttarkashi?
Visit the Kuteti Devi, Shakti Mata and Kashi Vishwanath Temples. Trek to Myari Pass, Nachiketa Taal, Kedarkantha and Belk Bugyal. Visit Khedi waterfall and enjoy sights of the Maneri Bhal Project. Spend quality evenings on the banks of the holy river Bhagirathi at Manikarnika Ghat. Explore local markets, enjoy local cuisines, meditate, meet locals and learn about the place and people.
Fun Facts about Uttarkashi
The town of Uttarkashi was hit by a disastrous earthquake in 1991, and then the landslide of Mount Varunavrat that fell and killed hundreds in 2003. Also, in 2013 & 2021, massive floods destroyed half of the town making it a huge loss. Uttarkashi is also called as Kashi, and the home of Lord Shiva where people come and seek solace right as in Varanasi.