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One of the most popular religious places among the four chota Char Dham pilgrimage areas, Gangotri, situated in Uttarkashi, is closely associated with Goddess Ganga, the river that we all know as the Ganges. The history of Gangotri dates back to centuries when Goddess Ganga transformed herself into a river to dissolve the sins of King Bhagirath’s forefathers, following his penance. Gangotri may be a popular pilgrim place in India, which stands at an altitude of 3042m and emits a highly pious aura. Religious rituals are fully swing within the Gangotri temple with the Arti ceremony performed by the pujaris of the Semwal family.

The river Ganga originates from the Gangotri glacier and is understood as Bhagirathi. The name Ganga picks up afterward after the river passes Devaprayag and merges into the river Alaknanda.

The striking presence of the snow-clad mountains within the vicinity and therefore the pure crystal clear water of the Ganges flowing around increase the sanctity of the place. Vegan food dominates the culture and is out there within the local food joints or dhabas. Non-veg is not allowed in this area.

Gangotri Temple: Gangotri

Gangotri is the highest temple of Goddess Ganga and one among the four dhams of Uttarakhand state. Gangotri is situated at an altitude of three,048mts above water level. Gangotri offers scenic splendors of rugged terrains, gushing water of Bhagirathi River and snow-clad peaks. The place holds great importance amongst Hindus. Gangotri remains opened from May and obtain closed on the day of Diwali festival


You can proceed to Tapovan and Nandanvan after reaching Gaumukh Glacier. Astounding views of Shivling and other major peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas are distinctly visible from Tapovan.

Bhairon Ghati:

Near the confluence of Jat Ganga and Bhagirathi River lies a scenic Bhairon Ghati. it's located 10kms from Gangotri. The temple of Bhairav Nath is surrounded by dense forest. Bhairon Temple is often reached after traveling by road from Lanka to Bhaironghati and by crossing the Jahanvi River on foot.

Submerged Shivling:

A natural rock Shivling submerged underwater is a beautiful tourist spot of Gangotri. It is often easily seen when winters are on their way because the water level decreases during this era. consistent with myths and legends this was the place where Lord Shiva was sitting when he received Ganga in his matted locks.



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Jolly Grant airport, Rishikesh Road, Dehradun, is the nearest airport to Gangotri. Hire a cab or get a bus from here.

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