The historical wooden Bridge Gartang Gali


Gartang Gali, the historic wooden bridge located in Nelong Valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Government of India opened it for tourist after 59 years. Believed to have been built by the Peshawar Pathans, Gartang Gali served as a trade route between Tibet and India for many years. Reportedly, after the Indo-China war in 1962, the area was declared as off-limits for tourists, thereby the bridge also lost its tourist spot status. Now, nearly after 59 years, visitors will be able to access this spot, which is a must-visit for everyone seeking adventure.

This wooden bridge was the trade route between India and Tibet. The nomads (Bhotiya tribe) ferried their goods on yaks from this bridge for barter with their other country part.

Are you planning to visit Gartang Gali?

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 200 km from Uttarkashi HQ. Taxi and bus services are available from Dehradun airport to Uttarkashi HQ.

By Train

Rishikesh, Haridwar & Dehradun all have Railway Stations. Nearest railhead from Uttarkashi is Rishikesh and Dehradun (200 km approx). From Rishikesh/Dehradun one can take a bus/Taxi to reach Uttarkashi.

By Road

State transport buses play regularly between Uttarkashi and Rishikesh/Dehradun. Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Uttarkashi and Dehradun (200 km), Haridwar (250 km). Gangotri is 100 km from Uttarkashi headquarter. Gartang Gali is 110 Km from Uttarkashi.

Glimpse of Uttarkashi

Happy and Safe Journey!!!

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