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Gangotri

How To Get There

By Air
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant (26 kms from Rishikesh).
By Rail
Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.
By Road
Gangotri is connected by road to Uttar Kashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh and other parts of the country.
Local Transport
Buses, Taxis, Cars.


Plan Your Tour

Places To Stay

UP 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.

General Information

Location
Uttar Pradesh
Main Attraction
Gangotri Temple, Gomukh, Kedar Taal
Best Time
May-June and September-October.
Languages
Hindi, Garhwali, English.
Area
1 sq. km.
Population
1180 (1991 census).
Altitude
10,250 ft. above sea level.

Useful Information

Tourist Information Centres
Tourist Office, Uttarkashi.

Clothing

Summer
Woollens
Winter
Heavy Woollens.

Prime Attractions of Gangotri

Dayara Bugyal
Bugyal 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
(19Km.)
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.
Kedar Tal
(18Km.)
Kedartal, the spectacular and enchanting lake is situated at a distance of about 18 kms. from Gangotri.
Nachiketa Taal

An attractive spot amidst dense forests, Nachiketa Taal is situated between Panchangaon and Fold Gaon.
Uttar Kashi
(97Km.)
Uttarkashi is located in the northern part of Uttaranchal. Uttarkashi was originally a part of Tehri Garhwal.