Barkot – Uttarkashi (100kms/5-6hrs)
Depart from Barkot hotel between 9 AM to 10 AM and proceed the drive towards Uttarkashi. The route will make you fall in love with hills and the surroundings of green mountains. On arrival at Uttarkashi, check-in at the hotel and fresh n up. Evening visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple & Uttarkashi market according to time. Return back to the hotel for Dinner & Overnight stay.
Uttarkashi: “Uttarkashi” the dev Bhoomi which literally means “Kashi of the north” is one of the holy places in Hinduism. In addition, to have natural and devotional beauty, here you have lots of fun adventurous activities to enjoy. Dodital lake, Nicheketa Lake, Dodital Dayara Pass Trek, Dayara Bugyal trek are some of the famous attractions to visit here. Therefore, you must visit this place at least once.
Vishwanath Temple: This holy temple is in the name of Lord Shiva, and full of amazing wonders. For example, there’s a Trishul which is 8 foot 9-inch-long and has 26 feet height. Also, inside the temple, there is a Shivlinga which is 56 cm high and having an elevation towards the south. As per belief, the tour to Gangotri is incomplete without visiting this temple, and therefore, this temple is highly important. Out of the temple, there is Nandi Baba guarding the temple premises. As per belief, in this right now, it’s the only place where Lord Shiva is present in his Swyambhu Shivlinga form.
Shakti Temple: The Shakti temple of Uttarkashi is one of the famous and holy temples in Hinduism. This temple directly belongs to Mata Shakti. Therefore, a place where Mata herself listens to you and helps you. Inside the temple, there is a trident that is 6 m tall, and 90 cm in diameter. As per devotees, if you try moving this Trishul with all your body weight, you can’t any success, but if you try the same with just your fingertips, you can easily do it. It’s really a miracle if true. About this Trishul, there is a belief that it’s the original weapon of Goddess Durga that she threw to kill demons. Therefore, you must visit this place at least once.
Uttarkashi Weather: Very hot summer season having the temperature between 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, but at night, you may feel the pleasantly cool weather.