Very important Group c ukssc uttarakhand general knowledge facts related uttarakhand exam tyaari for government exam govt. exam
This district of Uttarakhand has the originating sites of the River Ganga and Yamuna and is situated on the heights of Himalayas. Uttarakashi has many temples and is known for tourism mainly by Hindus. Uttarkashi, the headquarters of the eponymous district, is an ancient land with rich cultural heritage and a picture-postcard-like appeal with sweeping mountain views. It is famous for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is visited by thousands throughout the year. As the name suggests, it’s considered to be the Kashi (another name for Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which is home to one of the most renowned Lord Shiva temples) of the north (uttar). Uttarkashi is dotted with several temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Goddess Durga, Parshuram, Dattatrya, Bhairav, Annapurna, Laksheswar, Ekadashrudra, etc. It is surrounded by high Himalayan ranges, green meadows and several hot springs. In winter, it is enveloped in snow.
- Area: 7951 sq km.
- Total Population: 3,29,686.
- Literacy Rate: 66.58%
- Altitude: 1165 m.
- Languages: Garhwali, Hindi.
- Best Season: Mar – Jun and Sep – Nov.