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 Uttarkashi is about 107 km form Gangotri.An important pilgrimage centre  equated with Varanasi , or Kashi in divinity .It is located in a wide stretch of  the valley. Situated at the distance of 155 kms from Rishikesh , the last  railhead , at an elevation of 1,150 mts above sea level on the bank of river Bhagirathi, this picturesque town is also the district headquarter. From the religious point of view as well , it is cosidered important because the temple of Lord Vishwanath, is located here where a massive iron trident is erected . Discription about this temple is given in "Kedar Khand"(Skand Puran).The other important temples situated here are Ekadash Rudra, Bhairav & Gyaneshwar. The temple of Goddess Kuteti Devi is situated at the top of hill about 1.5 km away.
The Nehru institute of Mountaineering is also located on a hill above the town 5 km away.
Air: Nearest Airport is Jollygrant , which is 24 km from Dehradun.
RailWay: Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh .
Road: It is 155km from rishikesh.Tourist Buses & taxies are always available from Rishikesh.
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