Uttarkashi: Uttarkashi is a popular tourist destination located in Uttarakhand's foothills of the Himalayas. It is situated on the river Ganga banks, which flow southwards through this region. The climate here is mild and consistently mild, even in the summers. Uttarkashi, the capital of the eponymous district, is an ancient land known for its intense historical heritage and picture postcard-like scenery. The temple of Lord Shiva attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. As its name implies, it's believed to be Kashi (the Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, a sprawling pilgrimage site that's believed to be the countryside of the holy Lord Shiva) of northern India. The city has several temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Goddess Durga, Parshur, Dattatreya, Bhairav, Annapurna, Laksheswar, Ekadashrudra, and many others. High Himalayan ranges, beautiful meadows, and hot springs flank it. In winter, it is surrounded by ice and snow. Uttarkashi is home to several ashrams, temples, and the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.