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.



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.


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.

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Best time to visit
September to November