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Uttarkashi

State: 

Uttarkashi, located on the banks of river Bhagirathi, is in the Garhwal Himalayas and best-known for being the base of the Gangotri and Yamunotri pilgrimages. It is also home to a number of ashrams and temples and also the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Also known as Devbhumi or the land of the gods, this region has a stunning beauty untouched by human presence, making it seem truly mystical or divine.

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Accessibility: 

By Air: Nearest airport is Jollygrant, 162 km.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is at Rishikesh, 145 km.

By Road: Uttarkashi is well connected by motor able road to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major towns of the state and region.

Accommodation: 

Uttarkashi offers limited accommodation opportunities. These are mostly ashrams, where charges are quite low. There are a few private hotels as well that offer accommodation ranging from medium to budgetary ones. The food served here is largely vegetarian, although non-vegetarian food is also found. Intake of alcohol is not encouraged.

AMing the accommodation options in this hilly town, there are some well-equipped private and govt hotels as well as tourist lodges and Dharamshalas. Here are some options:
Tourist Rest House. Travellers’ Lodge.
Forest Rest House.
Pwd Inspection House.
Birla And Kali And Kamli Wali Dharamshala.

District: 
Uttarkashi
STD Code: 
01374
Best time to visit: 
September to November