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General Information Of Pauri

Total Area - 5sq,kms.
Total Population - 20,397 ( 1991 census)
Altitude - 1,814 Mts. above from the sea level
Temperature: 27?C in Summer - 6 to 11?C Degree in Winter
Rainfall - Heavy rainfall during monsoon.
Clothing: Summer- Cottons/ light woolens, Winter - Heavy woolens
Languages: Hindi, English and Garhwali.

Society ? Brahmins, Rajputs, Harijans (Scheduled Castes)

Profession - Agriculture , animal husbandry

Traditional Cuisine - Meat, Roti (Manduwa), Bhats, Rice, Jhingora, Kaouniare etc.

Costume - Kamarbandth
( waistband ) Julka

Ornaments - Nath, Phuli,Bulak, Murkhala, Tops, Kundal, Hansuli, Mala, Kandi, Gulband, Dhagule, Kangan, Jhinvara, Paunta, Lacha, Dhagula.


Uttarkashi is the district headquarters.This district is more famous among the pilgrims rather than tourist because it is a district of many prominent temples such as Gangotri and Yamunotri temples with glaciers which leads on to several major peaks of Himalayan mountain range .Uttarkashi is also a favorite trekking and mountaineering place as an adventure sports center.

Sites and Temples In Uttarkashi

Nachiketa Tal
Nachiketa Tal is at a distance of 29 km from the heart of Uttarkashi town .It is believed taht this lake is created by the ,Nachiketa, the devout son of saint Uddalak, that's why it is called Nachiketa taal.
The lake has a magneficient ,scenic surrounding .The greenery all around Nachiketa Taal is enchanting and there is a small temple on the site of this lake gives it a more serene look .

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Distance From Uttarkashi

Nearest Railway Station

Rishikesh ,Connected by rail major cities of India.

Nearest airpoint

Jollygrant in dehradun

Road :-

Uttarkashi is well connected by road with nearby districts and has a regular bus service toDehradun,Rishikesh,Haridwar etc.

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Excursions around Uttarkashi

Gomukh, the source of the river Bhagirathi and Gangotri glacier ,is located at an altitude of 4,200 Mts. above the sea level.The trekking to Gomukh is very adventurous and dangerous but those who love adventure should once go for it.

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Directory of Uttarkashi

We'll be very happy to include the name of all the Govt. offices and departments in our websites therefor we request the authority concern to send us the name ,address,contact no.of their departments so that we can include it in our web directory and the people of this region can get information about the developments at administrative level.
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Accomodation In Uttarkashi

Forest Rest House

Contact No.

Circuit House

Contact No.

Zila Panchayat Dak Bungalow

Contact No.

P.W.D. Inspection House

Contact No.

Tourist Rest House

Not Available

Tourist Rest House

Not Available

In addition to the above mentioned Rest/Guest Houses there are many private Hotels and Resorts.
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General Information Of Uttarkashi

Total Area: 8.2 sq kms(city area)
Total Population: 2,40,000 (1991census)
Altitude: 1,550 Mts. From the sea level
Temperature: 27.5?C in Summer
- 8to -12?C Degree in Winter
Location - On the bank of Bhagirathi
Clothing: Summer- Cottons/ light woolen, Winter - Heavy woolen
Languages: Hindi, English and Garhwali
STD Code : 01374

Facts Of District Uttarkashi
Total geographical Area - 8016.00 sq. Kms.
Total Population: 2,39,710 (1991census)
Literacy - Male 68.74 % , Female - 23.57 % (approx.)
Total Literacy - 47.23% (approx.)
Police Stations - 7
Post Office - 124
Telephone Connections - 2000 (approx.)
No.Of Schools,Colleges and Institutions -872 (approx.)
Total tehsils - 4
Community Development Blocks - 6
Total towns - 3
Total villages 686