Gangotri | TOURISM
Gangotri | TOURISM
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Uttarakhand Guide

Gangotri toursim -best time to visit Gangotri temple is in high altitude where snow covers the Himalayan peaks and temple along with ice blocks in holy river Ganga. The Char Dham temples are open for worship from May to October.

The best time to visit Gangotri is  May to October escaping the monsoon months July to September. Devotees or the tourists need to wear heavy woolens in their trek to Gangotri.

Gangotri | How to Reach ?

Tourists need to first reach Haridwar or Rishikesh to begin tour to Gangotri temple. If one plans to trek to Gangotri alone among the four Chhota Char Dham pilgrimages, hiring jeep from Haridwar will be a good idea.

  • By Air: Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 278Km from Taknaur Range -the last destination of motorable road to Gangotri temple and 34.2Km from Haridwar and 20.9Km from Rishikesh.
  • By Rail: Haridwar railway station is 287Km from Taknaur Range of Gangotri- the last destination of motorable road to Gangotri temple and only 1Km from main Haridwar city from where buses, jeep and car are found for Gangotri tour.
  • By Road: Haridwar is well connected to all parts of Uttarakhand and most parts of India by road network.

Route to Gangotri

  • Yamunotri – Janaki Chatti – Hanuman Chatti – Syana Chatti – Barkot – Chingalisaur – Uttarkashi – Harsil – Gangotri
  • Dehradun – Rishikesh – Narendranagar – Chamba – Tehri – Chingalisaur – Uttarkashi – Harsil – Gangotri

Gangotri Tourism | Places Nearby

  • Submerged Shivlingam: Nearby Gangotri temple in Bhagirathi river, one can see a Shivalingam during the early winter months when the water level goes down and snow has yet not covered the area. It is believed that the Shivalingam is the one where goddess Ganga had fallen down to swipe away the ashes of King Bhagirath’s ancestors. Lord Shiva who hold Ganga in his hair lock turned into Shivalingam and is blessing the pilgrims.
  • Other Places to see  Gangotri Glacier | Gangotri National Park
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