Gangotri

About Gangotri

Gangotri, nestled at 3,415 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas, is a divine haven and a pivotal stop in the revered Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. Home to the sacred temple of Goddess Ganga, the town exudes spiritual energy amidst breathtaking landscapes.

What to Know

Gangotri, part of the Char Dham Yatra, marks the origin of the holy Ganges. Legends speak of its descent from heaven, a spectacle witnessed at Gangotri when Lord Shiva released the river. The pilgrimage holds a profound spiritual significance.

When to Visit

Gangotri comes alive during the Char Dham Yatra season (May to October), drawing devotees seeking blessings amidst pristine surroundings.

Where to Stay

Yatri Niwas in Gangotri offers a tranquil abode for pilgrims, enhancing the spiritual journey.

What to Do

Beyond the temple, trekking to Gaumukh reveals the Ganges’ glacial source. Explore other trek routes to Tapovan, Nandanvan, and Kedartal for a deeper connection with nature.

How to Reach

Accessible by road, air (via Jolly Grant Airport), and train (via Rishikesh), Gangotri welcomes pilgrims with diverse travel preferences.

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