Gangotri is one of the origin sources of Holy River Ganga (Ganges), The main origin of the river is “Gaumukh” which is a glacier located 19 km away from gangotri temple. Ganga river is the longest and most sacred river in world. Gangotri is located at an altitude of 3100 meters above sea level, on the banks of Bhagirathi river. Gangotri is the starting point of Ganga river where the goddess Ganga workshipped by the Pilgrims or Devotees. In Ancient time the river is called Bhagirathi and attains the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards where Bhagirathi meets with Alaknanda form Ganga River.
Gangotri in Uttarkashi district is being determined to be the holy place for the devotees and is recognized as Shri Gangotri Dham where the shrine of Goddess Ganga is being worshipped by thousands of pilgrims. This 18th century temple made of white granite structure at the height of 20 ft attracts tremendous devotees to catch the holy glimpses of the divine stature of power- the holy goddess Ganges. And, a natural submerged rock in the form of partial shivaling along the Gangotri Temple brings great significance to all where it is believed to be the same spot where Lord Shiva entangled the great waves of river Ganges in his matted locks. Experiencing Gangotri Yatra is the amazing feeling like never before and that can be shared during the months of May to June and September to October.
Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Km / 6 to 7 hrs)
Arrive New Delhi and we'll drive to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar, check in to your hotel. In the evening, proceed to Har Ki Pauri to enjoy Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges. Dinner and Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Day 02: Haridwar - Uttarkashi (150 kms/ 5 hrs)
Morning drive to Uttarkashi. On Arrive Uttarkashi, Check in Hotel. Later at evening visit Lord Vishwanth Temple. Back to your hotel, Dinner and Over night stay at hotel.
Day 03: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi
Morning after breakfast leave for Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the River sacred The Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for sometime in the lovely surroundings. After Gangotri temple back Uttarkashi. Arrive uttarakashi Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh - Haridwar (170kms/6hr)
Drive to Rishikesh/Haridwar. Check in Hotel. At evening visit Ganga Aari at Parmarth Niketan. Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi (250kms/7hr)
Drive back to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport.
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Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Gangotri situated at a distance of 250kms.
The nearest railway station to Gangotri is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 234kms before Gangotri on NH58.
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Gangotri is situated at an altitude of 3,048mts above sea level. Gangotri offers scenic splendors of rugged terrains, gushing water of Bhagirathi River and snow clad peaks. The place holds great importance amongst Hindus. Gangotri remains opened from May and get closed on the day of Diwali festival
Near the confluence of Jat Ganga and Bhagirathi River lies a scenic Bhairon Ghati. It is located 10kms from Gangotri. The temple of Bhairav Nath is surrounded by dense forest. Bhairon Temple can be reached after traveling by road from Lanka to Bhaironghati andby crossing the Jahanvi River on foot.
Gangnani is a small town situated 46 kms from Uttarkashi on the route to Gangotri. Gangnani is an ideal destination for the spiritually inclined and those seeking peace of mind. Being a perfect spot for meditation, Gangnani acts as an ideal retreat for the nature lovers who are exploring the Uttarkashi.
Gaumukh is the second largest glacier of India with 30kms in length and 4kms in width, first one being Siachen. One of the most popular and rewarding treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, Gaumukh - Tapovan - Nandanvan Circuit not only gives you the opportunity to camp at the foot of lofty Himalayan peak but it also involves crossing the massive Gaumukh Glacier, the origin of Ganga River.
A natural rock Shivling submerged under water is an attractive tourist spot of Gangotri. It can be easily seen when winters are on their way because the water level decreases during this period. According to myths and legends this was the place where Lord Shiva was sitting when he received Ganga in his matted locks.