Gangotri Yatra

Gangotri Yatra

Located in

Uttarkashi, Garhwal

Recommended stay

      2 days

Best time to visit

Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov,

Railway Station

Dehradun, 240 kms

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 250 kms

Famous for

Gangotri Temple, Base of Popular Treks and Expedition, Pilgrimage, Char Dham, Temple

Gangotri Yatra | Uttarakhand

Affordable and cheap Gangotri Yatra Tour The Gangotri Yatra is a cheap and affordable tour The most beautiful Travels one of the Char Dhams (the the most revered pilgrimage routes in northern India with four holy sites), Gangotri, in Uttarkashi is a tiny town that has a temple of Goddess Ganga in the middle of it. It is a 12-hour drive of Rishikesh, Gangotri is nestled amid the imposing Garhwal Himalayan peaks, glaciers and thick forest, and is among the highest places of pilgrimage in India (approx 3,415 meters). In addition to its stunning environment, Gangotri offers stunning vistas everywhere. According to Hindu mythology it is the most holy of river systems, Ganges (or Ganga) came down from the heavens to Gangotri in the year that Lord Shiva let the river of a thousand years through his locks. The real source of the river lies at Gaumukh located in the Gangotri glacier, which is 19km distant from Gangotri and accessible via treks. Following its origins in Gaumukh, the river becomes called Bhagirathi and gets the name “Ganga” following the time that the river Alaknanda joins it in to the city of Devaprayag. Kapat is now open for darshan.

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Gangotri is the principal religious place among those who make up the Char Dham pilgrimage circuits. located in Uttarkashi and is closely linked to Goddess Ganga The river that we recognize as Ganges.

The temple of Gangotri is located at an altitude of 3048 meters, in the lush surroundings. It is one of the major holy sites for devout Hindus and has a distinctly spiritual appearance.

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Gangotri is a tiny town that is centered around the temple of the Gangotri temple. It is considered to be one of the most holy sites in all four Char Dhams. It is the most prestigious and most significant temple in the river Ganga which is worshipped as a goddess in India.

The source of this holy stream lies located at Gaumukh located on the Gangotri glacier, which can be accessible via a short 19 km walk from Gangotri. According the Hindu stories, Gangotri is the place where the river Ganga was ascended from the heavens as Lord Shiva let the river of awe from his luxurious locks.

Gangotri is the perfect spot to be enthralled by the tranquility and purity as it is a beautiful landscape. The Himalayas are awash in snow close by and the Bhagirathi river flowing forever at this holy spot it is possible to feel like a close friend to God in the serene atmosphere of Gangotri. You can offer obeisance at the Gangotri temple, which is situated at an altitude of 3,415 m over sea level. Gangotri provides stunning views with rugged landscapes the gushing water from the Bhagirathi River, and snow-covered mountains.

Gangotri is the beginning point of various trek routes, including Tapovan, Bhojwasa, Gaumukh, Gangotri glacier, Gangotri national park, Shivling peak, etc. The most popular tourist destinations within as well as around Gangotri town include Gangotri temple, Gangotri Temple, Bhagirath The Shila Temple, the The Pandava Gufa, Tapovan, Bhairon Ghati and the Gaumukh glacier as well as an underwater Shivalinga.

More About Gangotri

Gangotri together with Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath constitute an Chota Char Dham which is an important site of pilgrimage for the Hindus. As with many other Chota Char Dhams that are in existence, the Gangotri temple is also closed during winter. The goddess’s idol is moved to the Ma Ganga temple in Mukhba village, located about 20 km downstream. The town of Gangotri is open until May, and closes on the day of Diwali festival.

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Activities in Gangotri

Walking : Perched at an altitude of 3,000m, Gangotri shrine is tucked away among the majestic green hills. The river Ganges flows through the shrine. There are many spots within the vicinity, that one can hike and take in the stunning Himalayan views.

pilgrimage : Gangotri shrine is among the four most revered Char Dhams in Uttarakhand that is dedicated to the goddess Ganga. In every year, millions of people go to this Gangotri Temple to get the blessings of Goddess Ganga to live a blissful and prosperous life.

Shop Since Gangotri is considered to be a sacred place where people are able to find a wide range of shops that sell religious idols of gods and other religious products. Local handicrafts are available including woolens, shawls, religious paintings, and Tibetan objects at Gangotri.

History of Gangotri

The holy Gangotri town is situated around the sacred Gangotri shrine, with it as the center of the universe. The Gangotri temple of the aboriginal was constructed in the early 18th century under the powerful Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa and was later reconstructed in the hands of the Maharaja Jaipur.


Mythology about Gangotri

The mythology of Gangotri has two stories connected to Gangotri The first claims that King Sagar who was the great grandpa of King Bhagirath sought to expand his kingdom, and for this it was his intention to perform the ‘ Ashwamedha Yogagya‘. While he was doing the Yagya, his horse was free to roam around the whole empire. If the soldiers were unable to locate the horse the 60,000 children of the King Sagar were enlisted to locate the horse. When they were searching for the horse and the King’s sons, the sons of Sagar found a location in which the sage Kapila was sitting in meditation and saw that the horse was to the sage. They interrupted the sage’s meditation in the hopes of taking the horse.

The Sage Kapila who was boiling in pots made all the children of King Sagar into ashes, cursed the kings to be redeemed only when the ashes meet the holy the river Ganga, (which used to flow only in heavens). So King Bhagirath made a serious vow to beg the river Ganga to ensure that his ancestors might attain’moksha which means salvation. The penance lasted over a thousand years. the King Bhagirath was able appease the river of holy Ganga by allowing it to descend into Earth from the skies above.

The other legend says that, in response to King Bhagirath’s prayers Ganga decided to descend to Earth while also announcing that her torrential downpour would end the life of the Earth. Thus Lord Shiva kept the soaring river Ganga with his gorgeous locks in order to save human race. The place that Jalmagna Shivlinga lies is the site in which Lord Shiva received the goddess Ganga with his locks. When the Ganga began to flow, the Ganga began flowing across Earth and the Gangotri temple was built to protect her.

What is Gangotri famous for?

Gangotri is a well-known tourist destination as Gangotri Temple is the Base for Popular Treks along with Expedition the Pilgrimage Char Dham Temple.

Gangotri is a top destination for families and kids Groups, Foreigners, and Solo.

Gangotri is a well-known destination for the following interests/activities such as Adventure and Basis Camps (Trek), Char Dham Yatra 2022 The Temples, Pilgrimage, and Pilgrimage.