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Gangotri Yatra

Gangotri Yatra

Gangotri Dham Yatra

Gangotri is the main religious places among the four Char Dham pilgrimage circuit, situated in Uttarkashi, is closely related to Goddess Ganga, the river that we know as Ganges.

The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3048 mts, amidst sylvan surroundings, constitutes one of the most important pilgrimages for the devout Hindus and emits a highly pious aura.


About Gangotri Temple

Gangotri is the place where holy river Ganga descended on the earth. Gangotri Dham is located in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India. It is set among tall Garhwal Himalayan peaks, glaciers, deep forests, and is one of India's holiest pilgrimages. Gangotri is the home place of many ashrams, small shrines and temples.

The Gangotri Temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and located on the banks of River Bhagirathi. It lies close to the holy rock or the "Bhagirath Shila" where King Bhagiri had worshiped Lord Shiva.The river's actual source is at Gaumukh in the Gangotri glacier, 19 kilometres from Gangotri and can be accessible by trekking. The water from Gangotri is taken to Lord Shiva as an offering and is said to contain nectar that soothes Shiva's throat after he swallowed the poison.
About Gangotri Temple

History About Gangotri

Ganga, the stream of life, touched earth for the first time in the Himalayas. The Gangotri shrine, dedicated to the Goddess, is located along Bhagirathi's right rear. The Gangotri temple, which stands at a height of 3042 metres, was built in the early 18th century by a Gorkha commander named Amar Singh Thapa.

According to Hindu mythology, “Goddess Ganga assumed the form of a river to atone for the misdeeds of King Bhagiratha’s forefathers after his centuries-long penance. Lord Shiva took her within his matted hair to soften the blow of her fall. At her mythological origin, she was given the name Bhagirathi”. There are many legends associated with the history of Gangotri. Legend says that Ganga, a beautiful vivacious young woman, it is said, was born out of Lord Brahma’s kamandalu (water vessel) There are two versions about the birth of Ganga. One says that Brahma washed Lord Vishnu's feet after getting the universe rid of the demon Bali.
History of Gangotri Dham

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Gangotri Dham Yatra Route

Gangotri is located at an altitude of 3048 mts in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. Gangotri is situated in the northern part of Uttarkashi District and very close the Indo-Tibetan border. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi.

Gangotri Road Route from Delhi

Route 1 (Via Haridwar) : Delhi → Haridwar → Rishikesh → Narendranagar → Tehri → Dharasu Bend → Uttarkashi → Bhatwari → Gangnani → Harsil → Gangotri
Route 2 (Via Dehradun) : Delhi → Dehradun → Mussoorie → Chamba → Tehri → Dharasu Bend → Uttarkashi → Bhatwari → Gangnani → Harsil → Gangotri

Tourist Attractions in Gangotri Dham

Tourist Places to Visit During Gangotri Dham Yatra

There are various tourist places, famous temples & treks in and near Gangotri Dham. Pilgrims can visit those places during their Gangotri or Char Dham Yatra.

  • Gangotri Temple
  • Tapovan
  • Submerged Shivling
  • Vishwa Nath Temple
  • Bhairon Ghati
  • Gaumukh Glacier
  • Trekking near Gangotri Area
Places to See in Gangotri
Gangotri Dham Pictures

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Gangotri FAQs

Get all answers to your questions about Gangotri Yatra. Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for Gangotri providing every bit of information

Who Built Gangotri Dham?

The Gangotri temple was built by a Gorkha Commander, Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century.

Is Gangotri is Open Now?

Gangotri Dham open on the day of Akshay Tritya each year. The Gangotri Dham closed on next day after Diwali.
Gangotri Opening & Closing Dates

Who is the Diety of Gangotri Dham?

Gangotri Dham is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga. Goddess Yamuna is the main diety of Yamunotri Dham. As per legend, she is the daughter of Himvan and sister of Parvati.

What is the History of Gangotri Dham?

As per popular Hindu mythology, King Bhagirath perform deep penance for the salvation of ancestors. Then Goddess Ganga takes form of sacred river and decends down to earth at Gangotri Dham.

How to Reach Gangotri Dham from Haridwar?

Gangotri Dham can be reached from Haridwar by bus/ taxi. Regular buses are availabe to Gangotri / Uttarkashi from Haridwar. One can board taxi to Gangotri / Uttarkashi from Hadriwar to reach Gangotri Dham.

What is the Source of Gangotri River in Gangotri Dham?

Gangotri Glacier located at an altitude of 17100 ft is the source of Gangotri river in Gangotri Dham.

Which are the Best Treks from Gangotri?

Gangotri is one of the base camp for many treks in Uttarakhand. Aprt from famous Gaumukh trek, some of the other treks are Gangotri - Tapovan Trek, Kedartal Trek, Kalindikhal Trek and Nandanvan Trek.
Treks from Gangotr

Where to Stay During Gangotri Dham Visit?

Gangotri Dham has number of ashrams, dharmshalas and budget hotels for pilgrims accommodation. There are several budget and deluxe hotels in Dharali, Harsil and Uttarkashi too.
Hotels in Gangotri

How Long is Gangotri Gaumukh Trek?

Gaumukh is 18 kms from Gangotri Dham. One can reach by trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh. It need special permit from local authorities as it falls under Gangotri National Park.


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Latest Char Dham Update : 16 September 2021
Uttarakhand High Court lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra.
This Year only fully vaccinated people carrying covid negative report will be allowed to visit Char Dham (i.e. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri).
Only Limited Devotees Allowed in a Day, So Book Early to Visit Char Dham