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Gangotri Dham Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

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Gangotri Temple

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Location : Gangotri Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand

Dehradun city to Gangotri Dham (Shortest route) – 252kms (Dehradun, Suakholi, Almus, Uttarkashi, Harshil, Gangotri Dham), Rishikesh to Gangotri Dham – 270kms, New Tehri to Gangotri Dham – 217kms, Delhi to Gangotri Dham via Rishikesh – 509 kms, Chandigarh to Gangotri Dham – 391kms, Shimla to Gangotri Dham – 361kms

Uttarakhand mountain

Altitude – 3048 meters

Ideal months to visit: May – June and September – October

Gangotri Dham

Gangotri Dham forms the part of chota char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand. The town (Gangotri) is located in Uttarkashi district and is considered as the origin of the River Ganges. The town is located on the banks of Bhagirathi River which merges with Alaknanda and Mandakni at Deoprayag. Gangotri temple is located at an altitude of 10180 feet above sea level on the Greater Himalayan range. Every year pilgrims come to take blessing from Goddess Ganga and take holy dip in the river to purify there soul. Pilgrims also like to visit Gaumukh (glacier) the source of Bhagirathi River, which is situated about 18 kms ahead of Gangotri Dham in Gangotri National park. Every evening at 7 Aarti is held at the temple which adds more purity to the area.Every year the temple opens on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya and closes on the sacred day of Diwali.

The entire Gangotri valley has a picturesque topography. Places like Harshil, Dayara Bugyal, Gaumukh, Tapovan etc. attracts lots of trekking enthusiast from around the world to the valley, which not only provides them with inner calmness but also shows them the various cultures of India.

Gangotri Temple

Gangotri Temple

gangotri temple at night

Gangotri Temple at night

Gangotri National Park

Gangotri National Park

Note: Avoid going to Gangotri Dham during rainy seasons as due to landslides and heavy rainfall the roads are in bad conditions. There are many Hotels, Dharamshalas and food facility available at the town (Gangotri). Do visit Harshil on the way to Gangotri as the area is famous for its Apple farming, Rajmas and beautiful landscapes.

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