Bugyal in the local language means “High Altitude Meadow”. Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful places in Uttaranchal. Situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000-12,000 feets above the sea level this vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttaranchal. During winter it provides excellent & one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 square kms. The view of Himalayas from here is breathtaking. There is a small lake (Barnala Tal) in the area, and to camp by its side is a memorable sight. The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari a place on Uttarkashi Gangotri road about 28kms. from Uttarkashi. Vehicles can go up to the village of Barsu from where one has to trek a distance of about 6 kms to reach Dayara Bugyal. Dayara Bugyal is also a centre for the other Bugyals namely Syari Bugyal , Gidara Bugyal which is mostly untouched is a 14 kilometres trek from Dayara Resort. Other than these one can trek till upto Bakriya Top at a distance of 1 kilometre from Dayara Top.
High up in the mountains is the Dodi tal lake- mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful! The serene, tranquil surroundings, gurgling streams, crystal clear water, and dense alpine forests make for an ideal retreat. The trek from Dodital to Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really outstanding! The trek for Dodi Tal starts from Barsu, which can be approached by motor. From there, one can trek to Dayara Bugyal and then to Dodital. Dodital is a high altitude lake at a height of 3307 mts/10847 ft. Situated amidst pine forests with the backdrop of Darwa Bugyal, a high altitude meadow; Dodital has a serene effect on the mind and body. Dodital gets its name from Dodi, the local name for trout, which are found in large numbers in the lake. Like most of the high altitude Tals, Dodital also has a legend associated with it. The Legend, another name for this lake is Dhundital. Dhundital means Ganesh - ka - tal. In Sanskrit Dhundi is synonymous with Lord Ganesha. There is a temple which is devoted to lord Ganesha. The legend has it that Ganesha selected this place as his abode. The story goes that this is the place where Ganesha was born. Shiva is known to keep away from home for extended periods and it is during one of these long periods of absence that Ganesha was born. One day Parvati, Ganesha's mother, was having a bath in the lake. She had instructed Ganesha to guard the entrance to the lake. Just then Shiva returned from one of his long trips, and was stopped by Ganesha. Enraged, Shiva cut off Ganesha's head. When Parvati came to know about this, she was livid and demanded that Shiva restore Ganesha's life. In the interest of domestic harmony, Shiva set out in search of Ganesha's head. The first animal that Shiva came across was an elephant and Shiva restored Ganesha's life by replacing his head with an elephant's head. A book in the Dhundiraj temple relates this tale in English!
The Gangotri Shrine is one of the major shrines among the four namely Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Situated at a distance of 70 kilometres from the Dayara Resort one can make a to and fro journey and have Darshana of the Holy Gangotri Temple in a single day. The Gangotri Mountains are a subsection of the Garhwal Himalays, which is located in the northern state of India, Uttarakhand. The well-known Gangotri glacier and several other peaks well known as religious destination takes their route from here. Some of the popular peaks of the Gangotri Mountains include Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Thalay Sagar, Meru, Shivling peak and Bhagirathi. Gangotri Mountains are couched in the magnificent Garhwal hills at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level. It is on the northernmost part of the state of Uttarakhand and is very close to the Indo-Tibetan border. It is approximately 300km from Dehradun, 250km from Rishikesh 105 km from Uttarkashi and 70 kilometres from Dayara Resort. The summers are usually cool and winters are freezing cold, with rains in the months of May and June. For the devotees and tourists, the gates of the temple are open solely within the months of may to Nov. Besides being a mountain range, Gangotri is also a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and is on the Greater Himalayan Range; at an elevation of 3,042 m. Gangotri Mountains are the source of the river Ganga and seat of the goddess Ganga. It is one among the four sites within the char Dham journey circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards where i meets the Alaknanda.The original of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri and can be reached in one days travel from Rishikesh, Haridwar of Dehradun, or in two days from Yamunotri, the primary web site within the Char Dham circuit. More popular and important than its sister site to the east, Gangotri Mountains is also accessible directly by car and bus, meaning that it sees many more pilgrims than Yamunotri.
Gomukh, also known as "Gaumukh" or "Gomukhi" is the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the Bhagirathi River, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is located at a height of thirteen,200 ft (4,023 m) in Uttarkashi district within the state of Uttarakhand, India.It is one among the biggest within the Himalaya Mountains with an calculable volume of over twenty seven cubic kilometers. It is a preferred Hindu pilgrim's journey web site, along side Gangotri, additionally as trekking destination. The word "Gomukh/Gaumukh" virtually suggests that "Mouth of a Cow." in keeping with some sayings, earlier the snout specifically gave the look of the "Mouth of a Cow."
The most accepted tapovan in India is that the space higher than the Gangotri ice mass is one in all the first sources of the river, in Uttarakhand, India. At the foot of Shivling peak, a barren area at about 4,463m (14640 feet) elevation, is a seasonal home to several Sadhus living in caves, huts etc. and it has become a trekking destination also. The trekking typically starts from Gomukh and also the trek was thought of moderate to tough.
India’s geographical diversity makes it a well-liked destination for several amateurs and professionals, who want to probe unchartered territories for experiences that the known places, frequently visited valleys- mostly overcrowded- do not offer any more. One of those untouched places is Nelong natural depression, situated near the Indo-China border in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, which provides a view of Tibetan Plateau. It is a new addition to the bucket lists of the explorers, as it opens for tourists for the first time since the 1962 Indo-China war. It was once a preferred Indo-Tibet trade route; but, as a result of the war, the valley came under a restricted area where movements, even for the locals, were regulated for 53 years. This disassociation has left the valley with little to no infrastructure to support conventional tourism. However, that's what its USP is; several skilled trekkers who have non-fat alternative unregulated valleys are currently swamping it in droves.The valley, a chilly desert like space, looks unlike anything else because of its segregation. Since there had been no external interference, the wildlife has thrived- Himalayan blue sheep, snow leopards and musk deer—and nature have taken over the treacherous hand-built wooden bridge, known as Gartang Galion, which once was a route to China, an artery for trade. Location : beneath the Gangotri park, Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, the valley is located at an altitude of 11,000 feet (3352.8 meters) above the sea level, and it is around 315km away from Dehradun. You can reach the vale through Bhaironghati, which is just an 8km trek from Gangotri shrine—an easily accessible place, given its religious importance. History and folks of the region: The Bhotiya tribe was the initial inhabitants of the vale, trading carpets, blankets and woolen clothes weaved by women as well as food items such as tobacco, tea, coffee, barley, and rice. There is evidence of trade of agricultural equipment and copper products, and medicines, as well. All this was traded at Bada Haat, a big market, based on the barter system; it was the mainstay of the local economy. The Bhotiya traders followed the previous trade route, that concerned the wood bridge, still reported to be intact, and also the Lal Devta temple, where they offered prayers before embarking on their ancient trading route to Tibet.
Harsil is a village and an army area on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage, Gangotri, in Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand ). Situated at a height of 7,860 ft (2,620 metres.) from sea level, Harshil lies 73 km. from Uttarkashi, and 30 km away from Harshil lies the Gangotri National Park, spread over 1,553 square km.
Uttarkashi, that means Kashi of the north, is a town in Uttarakhand, India.It is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district. Uttarkashi is located on the banks of stream Bhagirathi at an altitude of 1158 m on top of sea level. Uttarkashi is usually referred to as a holy city near to Rishikesh. It is placed within the state of Uttarakhand in india. Uttarkashi is home to variety of ashrams and temples and additionally to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of mountain climbing. The name of the town reflects its similarity to and site (as north of) town of Kashi (Varanasi). Similar to Varanasi, town of Uttarkashi is situated on the Ganges, lies next to a hill named Varunavat, on confluence of two rivers Varuna and Asi, has a ghat called Manikarnika Ghat and has a temple dedicated to Shiva similar to (Kashi Vishwanath Temple) in Varanasi , in the center of the town.
The other name of a serene paradise nestled amidst the snowy Garhwal Himalayas is Nachiket Tal in Uttaranchal. Tucked away in the hilly Garhwal region, Nachiket Tal surrounded by lush acres of greenery is the dream destination for trekkers and nature lovers. Located near the Uttarkashi, the journey to Nachiket Tal is equally exciting and allures a number of trekkers and nature lovers. Walk through the dense woodlands, meandering mule tracks and splash through the rippling rivers to reach Nachiket Tal in Uttaranchal. According to legends the son of sage Uddalak, Nachiketa had created and hence the name. The crystal blue lake in Uttaranchal is surrounded by lush acres of greenery and there is a temple beside the lake. One of the serene locales of Uttaranchal, Nachiket Tal is yet unexplored by the tourists. Explore the unspoilt beauty of this Himalayan Lake and bring home memories of your adventure tour in Uttaranchal.
About 16 km from Malla, which is 28 km from Uttarkashi on Gangotri road, the meadow of Kush- Kalyan, is situated at an elevation of 3141 m. The trek is steep through dense forests and the meadow extends towards east for about 20 km up to Sahastra Tal (4371 m) and 30 km towards west to Belak Khal (92571 m). Further west, it extends up to Chaurangi-Khal. Trekking along this range is an enjoyable experience. During winter all these places offer huge expanse of ski-slopes.