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Uttarkashi District : Uttarakhand

About District


Uttarkashi district was created on February 24, 1960 out of what then constituted the parganas of Rawain and Uttarkashi of Rawain tahsil of erstwhile Tehri Garhwal district. It sprawls in the extreme north-west corner of the state over an area of 8016 sq. kms. in the rugged terrain of the mystic Himalayas. On its north lie Himachal Pradesh State and the territory of Tibet and the district of Chamoli in the east. The district is named after its headquarters town Uttarkashi, an ancient place with rich cultural heritage and as the name suggests is the Kashi of north (Uttara) held almost as high a veneration as Kashi of the plain (Varanasi). Both the Kashi of the plain (Varanasi) as well as the Kashi of north are situated on the banks of the river Ganga (Bhagirathi). The district is administratively divided into 6 Tehsils, 6 Blocks and 673 Villages. The important holy places in the district are Vishwanath Temple, Bhairav Temple, Kuteti Devi, Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Shani Temple, Pokhu Devta, Karna Devta, Duryodhan Mandir, and Kapil Muni's Ashram.

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District at a Glance


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