Uttarkashi, kashi of north is situated on the banks of river Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is generally known as a holy town close to Rishikesh. It is located in the state of Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand in India. Uttarkashi is also known as Somya Kashi and Shivnagi. Uttarkashi is a religious place Known for spiritual and adventurous tourism. The town has number of temples and ashrams. Uttarkashi is known for its religious people, weather, Tourism, Culture, Trekking and for Nehru Institute of Moutaineering
The charming town of Uttarkashi is quite popular amongst the adventure enthusiasts as it offers several opportunities for trekking, rock Climbing, mountaineering, and other adventure sports. It is also known for the wide variety of coniferous vegetation such as fir, pine, deodar, medicinal shrubs and herbs and people of Uttarkashi are much connect with their local culture, tradition and way of living pahadi life with natural Reosurces. Uttarkashi is one of the most picturesque town of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand state.
Uttarkashi Discrict was formed in 1960 with the parganas of Rawain and Uttarkashi of Rawain tehsil of the former Tehri Garhwal district. It is a rugged terrain surrounded by Himachal and Tibet on the north and the Chamoli to the east.