A tough trek alongside the Gangotri glacier takes one to the beautiful
Nandanvan. It is also the base camp for the Bhagirathi peaks, and offers
an excellent view of the surrounding Shivalik Peak. It also leads to
Tapovan which is known for the beautiful meadows that surrounds the base
of the Shivalik Peaks.
Uttarkashi is a very important pilgrimage centre, and is located at an
altitude of 1,150 metres above sea level. It is situated on the bank of
river Bhagirathi. A few of the very important temples located here are,
the Vishwanath temple, Ekadash Rudra temple, Gyaneshwar temple and
Kuteti Devi temple. The Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is also
located close-by. Every year people visit Uttarkashi to take a holy dip
in the Bhagirathi River.
Kedar Tal is a beautiful lake that is located at 4,425 metres above sea
level. The magnificient Thalaiyasagar peak is the backdrop of the lake.
It is accessible through a mountain trek, and it also acts as the base
for trekking into the surrounding areas. However, do remember that the
trek to Kedar Tal needs a local guide.
Gaumukh is the source of the Bhagirathi River. Pilgrims trek up on foot
all the way to take a holy dip in the ice cold water. Ponnies are also
available for the trekking as well.
Located at a height of 3,048 metres above sea level, Dayara Bugyal is a
beautiful meadow. A road connects Bhatwari with Raithal village. From
this village, Dayara Bugyal is about a 6 km. long trek. The Sheshnag
temple, located here is also a major attraction. It falls enroute to
Dayara. From Dayara, one can trek down towards Dodi Tal as well. Ski
slopes are provided at an area of 28 sq.kms. during the winters at
A beautiful trek through some of the lush green forests leads one to
the Nachiketa Tal. The main attractions of the place are the beautiful
surroundings and the small temple lake.
The former capital of Tehri Garhwal Principality is also a major
attraction for the tourists. Tehri is also the site of a giant hydel
project - the Tehri Project.
The present capital of the Tehri state, Narendranagar offers some of
the most pleasant view of the Ganga valley of Rishikesh and even the
plains of Haridwar.