One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, Uttarkashi is a serene and picturesque town tucked into the hilly regions of Uttarakhand. Being one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the country, Uttarkashi gives you an out of the world spiritual experience. Home to two of the four Shrines of Hindu mythology, amidst picturesque landscapes, spiritual heritage and ancient glow, Uttarkashi is one of the most revered destinations in the country. Also known as Devbhoomi, untouched by industrialism, the town is a wonderful destination for you to relax and rejuvenate. Along with a number of lakes and temples, Uttarkashi also offers you a lot of wonderful trekking destinations.
Uttarkashi is a scenic beauty. With rich and diverse varieties of fur, pine and deodar, the rustling of the river, the air brimming in the spiritual aura, Uttarkashi give you a sense of heightened divinity. This rugged terrain is home to a number of Ashrams and dharmshalas. Gangotri Mandir Dharamshala, Kali Kamli Dharmashala, Sivanand Dharamshala are some of the must visits once you are in Uttarkashi.
Top things do in Uttarkashi
How to reach
Uttarkashi is easily accessible by road. There is no direct train or flight to this place.
How to Reach by Flight
Uttarkashi does not have its own airport, the nearest airport to the hill station is Dehradun airport located 61 kms from Uttarkashi.
How to Reach by Train
The nearest railway station to Uttarkashi is Dehradun railway station, 143 km away from Uttarkashi.
How to Reach by Bus
There are a number of the buses plying to Uttarkashi from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and cities nearby.
How to Reach by Road
- The distance between Dehradun to Uttarkashi is 184 km by Road. It is easily accessible by road from all the major cities.
How to travel within
The travelling in the mountains is a bit of a stressful trip, you can hire comfortable cabs of your choice to travel within Uttarkashi.
Uttarkashi has a number of joints with a huge variety of cuisines. Both the options for budget food and luxury dining are available here. From the Shangri La to the smaller eateries, like the popular Hotel Shiv Dev, you have a lot of eating joints to choose from.
Some of the famous restaurants are:
- Shangri-La Kitchen (Asian Chinese Indian Fast food)
- Ananda Bakers: for sweet biscuits
- Samrat Family Restaurant (Veg – Non-Veg)
- Brijawasi (Bakery and Sweets)
- Manish Fast Food Centre (Chinese)
Reach Uttarkashi from Dehradun. After the breakfast, head to Vishwanath temple and then visit the nearby temples. After lunch visits the Nehru Institute of mountaineering. After the trek down reach back to temple in time for sandhya aarathi. Spent the evening shopping and stay for the night.
Start early and trek uphill to Dodital Lake. You either spent the day there and head back in the evening or you could head back from spending a couple of hours to visit the nearby ashrams. After the evening snacks head back to Dehradun.