Char Dham Yatra 2024

Gangotri FAQs

Get all answers to your questions about Gangotri Yatra. Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for Gangotri providing every bit of information. These Gangotri FAQs are prepared to answer all major queries from a pilgrims point of view.


When does Gangotri Temple open & closed?

Gangotri is one of the most revered shrine in India and a holy Dham visited by number of pilgrims each year. The Gangotri shrine open its gates for pilgrims darshan every year in the month of April-May on auspicious day of Akshay Tritya. The holy shrine closed after the Diwali festival on Bhai Dooj. The Gangotri shrine gets closed for pilgrims for six months during winters.

What is the Importance of Gangotri Dham for the Hindus?

Gangotri is the birth place of river Ganga, a sacred river in Hinduism. The river Ganga is flowingthrough centre of the country giving life to mankind. Due to the mythological and religious significance of river Ganga, Gangotri Dham is most revered shrine in the country. In the religious books of Hindu, river Ganga has given the place of mother and called as Maa Ganga, Goddess Ganga. As per legends it flows through the hairs of Lord Shiva and carries many medicinal properties in its sacred water.

Gangotri Travel Guide

Can you please let us know darshan timings at Gangotri temple?

Gangotri temple darshan timings
– Morning : 06:15 AM – 02:00 PM. Evening : 03:00 PM – 09:30 PM

What are the best months to visit Gangotri Temple?

Gangotri Dham remains open from Apr-May to Oct-Nov only and huge rush of pilgrims can be seen between these months. May, June, Sept & October are some best months to visit Gangotri. Pilgrims should avoid visiting Gangotri during monsoon season.

How is the weather conditions at Gangotri?


Gangotri is located in high altitude near the frozen glacier, Gangotri glacier. In the summer months from May to October, the weather remains pleasant. In between these months, monsoon receives mid to heavy rainfall. Gangotri also receives heavy snowfall in winters.

Is any registration needed to visit Gangotri?

Registration for must to visit Gangotri or any of the Chardhams in Uttarakhand. It become compulsory to every pilgrim to get registered either online or at the counters situated at various locations. Registration can be done free of cost. Registration counters are available at Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi and Gangotri. It is advise to register at earliest possible either online or at the counter. Check more details about Gangotri Yatra Registration.

Is it safe to visit Gangotri?

Yes, Gangotri Dham can be visited safely via Uttarkashi. It is well connected via road and receives large number of pilgrims in the yatra season every year. Though in monsoon, pilgrim turnout drop down due to rain.

Are accommodation facilities available at Gangotri?

Gangotri has only few small hotels for the accommodation. Pilgrims can also stay at hotels in Uttarkashi, Gangnani and Harsil located few kms before the Gangotri Dham.

What about food availability at Gangotri Dham?

Gangotri Dham remains open for only 6 months, so there are temporary hotels and restaurants serving food during the yatra season. These dhabas or restaurant serves basic vegetarian food such as Parantha, Dal, Roti, Sabji, Chawal, Maggi etc.

Can I travel to Gangotri on Bike or own car?

Yes, Gangotri is well connected by road and pilgrims can drive to Gangotri on car or bike. Only care should be taken during monsoon as there may be landslides blocking road to Gangotri.

How to visit Gangotri from Haridwar or Delhi?

Gangotri Dham can be easily visited from Haridwar or Delhi. There are regular yatra buses available from Haridwar to Gangotri or one can take local/ roadways bus service to Uttarkashi and further travel by taxi. Gangotri is situated at 290 kms from Haridwar and 508 kms from Delhi. Haridwar is the nearest rail head to reach Gangotri. Domestic airpost at Jolly Grant Dehradun has connecting flights to Delhi at every hour. It is 270 kms from Gangotri. From Haridwar, one can board bus to Gangotri or hire a car. Click Here for Taxi Rental to Gangotri .

Can I travel to Gangotri on my own?

You can easily travel to Gangotri on your own. Gangotri has comfortable accommodation facilities. There are buses to Gangotri available from Haridwar bus station or one can also hire taxi if it finds in budget. You can hire a cab or book a Gangotri tour package at !!

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