Uttarkashi is arranged on the banks of the river Bhagirathi at an elevation of 1352 m above sea level. Uttarkashi is home to various ashrams and sanctuaries furthermore to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The town's name mirrors its likeness to and area (as north of) the city of Kashi (Varanasi). Like Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is arranged on the Ganges, lies by a slope named Varun Parvat, on juncture of two waterways Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a sanctuary committed to Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in the center point of the town. Uttarkashi(uki) implies the Kashi of North and is otherwise called Somya Kashi. Uttarkashi is an extremely religious spot for tourism. It has likewise ended up popular among brave individuals because of the extent of different bold exercises. Uttarkashi town is additionally called as Shivnagri. Uttarkashi town has number of sanctuaries and ashrams. Uttarkashi is known for its religious individuals, climate, order and design.