Uttarkashi

The town of Uttarkashi is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is a very important tourist destination in the region and it is located in the Uttarkashi district. The place is known for its stunning natural beauty, and is also called as Devbhumi, which can be literally translated to ‘Land of the Gods’. Pilgrims from all around the country flock to this region too, due to its religious heritage.

There are many temples in Uttarkashi that you can visit during your trip to the place and the most famous one among these is that of Lord Vishwanath. This is the largest temple in the region, and the most frequented one as well. There are several smaller temples in Uttarkashi as well, and these are dedicated to the chief deities Hanuman and Durga. Many other shrines are present in Uttarkashi and they cater to a wide variety of Gods, including Parshuram, Annapurna, Dattatrya, Bhairav, Laksheswar and Ekadashrudra.

The Nehru Mountaineering Institute, which is located in Uttarkashi, is also a famous tourist spot in the region. You can also visit the hot water springs in the region of Gangnani during your trip to Uttarkashi. Gangotri is a popular pilgrimage spot located in the region, at a distance of 99 kilometres from Uttarkashi. Yamunotri can also be visited from the town as well.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Uttarkashi
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Garhwali, Hindi
Best Season: Mar – Jun and Sep – Nov
Weather: Summer 15 to 30°C
Winter 0 to 24°C
Altitude: 1,165 m
Pincode: 249171
STD code: 01374

Distances

  • Nagpur to Uttarkashi 1400 km
  • Bangalore to Uttarkashi 2463 km
 

Best Season / Best time to visit

The town of Uttarkashi experiences a sub tropical climate, and the main seasons here are those of summer, winter and monsoon. Summers in Uttarkashi are mild, and winters are cold. The monsoon season brings along good rainfall, and you can visit Uttarkashi during the summer and monsoon months, as these encompass the festival season and pilgrims and tourists visit the place mainly during this time.

Summers in Uttarkashi are moderate, and the maximum temperature in the region will range around thirty degrees (30°C). The minimum temperature during the summer months will be around fifteen degrees (15°C). April, May and June are the summer months.

The monsoon season in Uttarkashi is during the months of July, August and September. These three months will experience a good amount of rainfall due to the south west monsoon. Almost all festivals fall under this season, and this is a very good time to visit Uttarkashi.