How To Get There
By AirNearest airport is Jolly Grant (26 kms from Rishikesh).
By RailNearest railhead is at Rishikesh.
By RoadGangotri is connected by road to Uttar Kashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh and other parts of the country.
Local TransportBuses, Taxis, Cars.
Places To StayUP Government Tourist Rest House.
Forest Rest Houses.
Ganga Niketan Hotel, Near Gangotri Temple, Gangotri, District Uttarkashi.
Forest Rest House.
PWD Inspection Bungalow.
There are a few dharamshalas and guesthouses that provide reasonable accommodation.
Main AttractionGangotri Temple, Gomukh, Kedar Taal
Best TimeMay-June and September-October.
LanguagesHindi, Garhwali, English.
Area1 sq. km.
Population1180 (1991 census).
Altitude10,250 ft. above sea level.
Tourist Information CentresTourist Office, Uttarkashi.
Prime Attractions of Gangotri
Dayara BugyalBugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow". The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari, a place on Uttarkashi-Gangotri Road, which is about 28 kms. from Uttarkashi.
Excursions from Gangotri
Dodi Taal Lake
Dodi Tal, the dazzling expanse of water is situated at an elevation of 3024m above sea level. Surrounded by an extremely dense forest of oak, pine, deodar and rhododendron, the forest sports a primeval look.
Gangotri- Kedarnath Trek
This trek is along the old pilgrim route from Gangotri to Kedarnath.
Gangotri- Nandavan-Tapovan Trek
This trek is for adventure lovers, who can experience mountain climbing, rock climbing, boulder-hopping and glacier traversing on this trek.
Gaumukh, the source of river Ganga, is situated at a height of 12,960 feet. The Gangotri Glacier, which lies at a height of 13,662 ft beyond Chaukhamba, extends as far as Gaumukh.
Kedartal, the spectacular and enchanting lake is situated at a distance of about 18 kms. from Gangotri.
An attractive spot amidst dense forests, Nachiketa Taal is situated between Panchangaon and Fold Gaon.
Uttarkashi is located in the northern part of Uttaranchal. Uttarkashi was originally a part of Tehri Garhwal.