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Gangotri News 2017

Gangotri temple is open for only 6 months in a year, generally from May to October and dates changes every year. It is always better to be updated with Gangotri current weather, climate, road routes, road conditions, opening and closing dates of Gangotri, before tour planning.

We will also update news of places enroute Gangotri like: Harsil, Gangnani and Uttarkashi. At sacred yatra we try to update all the latest news, weather news, govt news about Gangotri Dham yatra.

Following is the latest Gangotri news and updates

Chardham rail project survey to start from December

The survey of project of connection of Chardham with rail line will start from December month. Now shrines in high himalayas will be connected with railways in Uttarakhand. These shrines are Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and...

50% Discount on Winter Chardham Yatra

After closing of abodes of Chardham in Uttarakhand, Govt preparing to attract tourists on Winter Char Dham Yatra. Pilgrims are being given facilities and services at low rates now. GMVN hotel’s has dropped their prices...

Badrinath Dham to close on 16 Nov, Kedarnath on 01 Nov

Now closing dates of all four sacred chardham have been declared. The closing of shrine will start from Gangotri on Oct 31. After then on Nov 1, Kedarnath and Yamunotri dham would be shut down....

Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri will close on 1 November

The centre of faith and devotion in Uttarakhand, pilgrimage abodes of Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri will be closed on 01 November, on the occasion of Bhaiya Dooj. Badrinath dham closing date will be decide on...

900 mtr Tunnel to stop traffic jams on Chardham route

Now travelling experience to Kedarnath and Badrinath will become happy and easy. A 900 mtr tunnel has been on the project to connect Badrinath and Kedarnath. The tunnel is being projected to get rid from...

Rs 2000 cr extra budget alloted for construction of Chardham All Weather Roads

For all weather connectivity of Chardham in Uttarakhand, Finance Ministry sanctions an extra budget of Rs 2000 crore for thr ambitious project. The total cost of connecting Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri estimated to Rs...

Traffic restored on Badrinath-Gangotri Highway

The traffic has been restored on the Badrinath Highway which was inaccessible for past two days due to the huge boulders that blocked the road at Gulaabakoti. After the opening of the road, tourists and...

Chardham yatra back on track after rains, 510 pilgrims done registration

After the few days of bad weather conditions, Chardham Yatra now regaining its speed. On Tuesday, 510 pilgrims leave for Chardham and Hemkund Sahib. Till now total 4,51,888 pilgrims has done Chardham yatra. After the...

Uttarakhand cloudburst: Situation improves as more roads cleared of debris

Border Roads Organization is working tirelessly to clear the debris off the Gangotri Highway and the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway 58 after the recent cloudburst that led to heavy rainfall and landslide in Pithoragarh and Chamoli...

Chardham Yatra on its peak, 6 Lakhs visited Badri-Kedar

More than 6,00,000 pilgrims has visited Badrinath and Kedarnath shrine till now. Over 45,000 pilgrims has taken blessing at Hemkund Sahib too. Chardham yatra has been going on smoothly. Buses and private taxis are regularly...

Chardham Yatra speed up, enthusiasm increases in pilgrims

After the 3 years of Kedarnath flood, Chardham yatra has been back on track. Over 11000 pilgrims visited chardham on wednesday. Kedarnath recieved 2100 pilgrims. This year over 6000 green cards has been issued by...

Char Dham Yatra running swiftly in rain

Heavy rainfall does not interrupted the Char Dham Yatra and routes are working smoothly. Huge number of pilgrims are continuously visiting the holy shrines of Uttarakhand. On Sunday during the rain, approx 20,146 pilgrims has...

Jollygrant Airport to start Chardham Helicopter service

All helicopter flights for Chardham, earlier running from Sahastradhara, will now take off from Jollygrant airport. DGCA has done temporary changes for sometime for Chardham helicopter flights. This decision has comes due to security reasons....

Chardham Yatra running smooth, registration crosses 2,70,000

The Chardham yatra is running smoothly. Weather in holy shrines remains pleasant with frequent showers. All roads & highways on Chardham route are open and proper traffic is running at all locations. On Sunday, over...

8120 Green Card vehicles visited Chardham till now

As per reports, total 8120 commercial vehicles had been given Green Card for Chardham yatra. These cards were given by state transport department for the dates between 10 May to 25 May. There were 6330...

Chardham Yatra on full swing, near 5 Lakh visited holy shrines

Chardham yatra is going on at full swing with lakhs of pilgrims visiting Char Dhams in Uttarakhand everyday. On thursday only, 19599 pilgrims has visited Badrinath-Kedarnath and 10715 visited Gangotri-Yamunotri. Badrinath dham has recieved 1,70,771...

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Free Insurance for Chardham pilgrims soon

All pilgrims going on Chardham will now have Life Insurance. The insurance scheme will going to start from 07 June next month. The tender for the Chardham Yatri insurance scheme will be out on 06...

Nearly 2 Lakh visited Chardham in first 2 weeks

After two weeks of starting of Chardham yatra, nearly 2 lakhs pilgrims has done chardham registrations online/ offline. Till on 23 May, 194390 pilgrims has been done registrations. On monday, toatl 6422 registrations have been...

Fitness test not compulsory now for Chardham pilgrims

Due to huge traffic of pilgrims in Chardham yatra, the compulsiveness of medical fitness is being ended. Earlier it is mandatory for pilgrims above 50 yrs to have medical. The step have been taken after...

Huge number of pilgrims broke Chardham 2014 record in just 14 days

Chardham yatra this year has break 2014 record only in 14 days. In 2014, total 1,70,000 pilgrims had done photometric registrations for sacred yatra. But, now in 2016, its takes 14 days only to get...

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Altitude: 3048 mts
District: Uttarkashi
State: Uttarakhand
Famous for: Origin of River Ganga
Best Season: April to Jun, Sep to Nov
Pincode: 249137
STD code: 01381
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