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In the State of Uttrakhand, India there is a town known as Gangotri. It is located in the District  Uttrakashi. Gangotri is one of the main religeous place and Hindu holy town in the Uttrakhand. The elevation of this place is 3415 mt. above the Sea level. From the Indo-Tibetan Border this place is very near and from the Dehradun the distance of this place is 300 km. Among all the four Char-Dhams this place is one of the holy place. Gangotri place is related to Goddess Ganga. There are many temples in this place. There is a Gangotri temple in this place.  This Temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. The Temple was bulit by the Amar Singh Thapa. The ideal Duration of this place is 1 to 2 days.

Places to visit in Gangotri

  • Harshil
  • Gangotri Temple
  • Gaumukh
  • Vishwanath Temple
  • Guri Kund and Surya Kund
  • Bhagirathi Shila
  • Pandav Gufa
  • Kedar Tal

Places to visit near Gangotri

  • Kedarnath : This place is 31 km from Gangotri.
  • Yamunotri : This place is 46 km from Gangotri.
  • Ukhimath : This place is 54 km from Gangotri.
  • Badrinath : This place is 60 km from Gangotri.

Major Attractions of Gangotri

  • Gangotri Temple
  • Tapovan
  • Bhairon Ghati
  • Submerged Shivling

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Gangotri is from April to June and September to November.


In Summer : The Temperature in summer is pleasant and temperature is high but

In Winters : In winters there is a heavy snowfall and temperature is very low. The weather is too cold.

The average minimum and maximum temperature of Gangotri is :

Minimum Temperature : 36 degree Celsius.

Maximum Temperature : 7 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport. The distance of this airport is 250 km form Gangotri.

By Rail : Rishikesh railhead is the nearest airport. The Distance of this railway station is 234 km from Gangotri.

By Road : Gangotri is well-connected to major cities. Gangotri is situated at the end of the NH 108.