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Gangotri National Park

In the district of Uttrakhand, India there are many places to visit. Gangotri National Park is of them. This national park is located in Uttarkashi. This park covers an area of 2390 sq. km. The elevation of this place is 7083 mt. The ideal duration of this place is 2-4 hours. There are many attractions in this park. The major attractions are Snow leopards, Ibex, Thar, Himalayan Barbet, Tiger, Serow. The another attraction of this park is that there is origin place of ganga river inside the national park i.e the Gomukh glacier.  This park was established as national park in the year of 1989. This park is best for Nature Lovers andPhoto Fanatics. There are different species of flora and fauna in this park.

The Park is named after Gangotri, which is famous as one of the four pilgrim sites. This Park is a vital link between Kedarnath National Park and Govind National Park.

Flora and Fauna

Flora : There are different species of flora’s found in this national park. Western Himalayan sub-alpine conifer forests are found in this park. Spruce, deodar, chirpine, rhododendrons, oak and fir trees are found in this national park.

Fauna : There are different kinds of fauna’s found in this national park. Tiger, Snow Leopard, Serow, Black bear, Blue sheep, Brown bear, Himalayan Thar, Ibex, Musk deer,  Doves, Pigeons, Parakeet, Partridges, Bulbul, Monal, Himalayan Snow Cock, Partridges, Pigeons, Himalayan Barbet etc. fauna's are found in this park.

Places to visit near Gangotari National Park

  • Hang gliding, Hiking
  • Jeep Safari
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • River Rafting
  • Skiing and Trekking
  • Gangotri Glacier
  • Yamunotri
  • Hanuman Chatti
  • Ranachatti
  • Syanachatti
  • Lakhamandal
  • Surya Kund
  • Divya Shila
  • Janaki Chatti
  • Kedarnath
  • Ukhimath
  • Badrinath

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in  Gangotri National Park is from April to October.


The temperature in this place is moderately hot in the summer and extremely cool in winter.

How to Reach

By Air :  Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 220 Km from the Gangotri National Park.

By Rail : Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station. The distance of this railway station is 210 km from Gangotri National Park.

By Road : Gangotri National Park is well-connected to all major cities.