About Gangotri Dham
Gangotri is sacred hindu pilgrim on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges.It is the town in Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand state. It is situated at 3400 mts from sea level.
Gangotri is the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, Gangotri is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand.
The origin of the river is at Gaumukh set in the Gangotri glacier, where it is known as Bhagirathi , Gaumukh is about 19 kms trek from Gangotri. According to the Hindu mythology the Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair after the Hard penance of Bhagirathi.The river acquires the name Ganga from Devprayag when Bhagirathi meets to river Alaknanda.
Places to visit in Gangotri
Gangotri is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit in Uttarakhand,situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and origin of River Ganges.The Gangotri Temple was built by a Gorkha commander Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century.
Gangotri offers the great calmness and the picturesque views of snow covered Himalaya.There are several trek routes starts from Gangotri like Tapovan, Bhojwasa, Gaumukh, Gangotri Glacier, Gangotri National Park, Shivling peak and many more
Gaumukh(Origin of Ganga)
Gaumukh (gau means cow, mukh means mouth) Gaumukh is situated at 4255 mts from sea level and 18 kms trek from Gangotri.Gaumukh is set in gangotri glacier which is the origin of goddess Ganga (Ganges).It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, along with Gangotri, as well as trekking destination.
Gaumukh trek starts from Gangotri which offers the picturesque views of snow covered mountain peaks. Get full information about the trek
How to reach Gangotri ?
We provide local taxis at lowest fares for Gangotri from Dehradun , Delhi, Haridwar and Jolly Grant airport. We have number of cabs like Indica ,Swift Dezire,Etios,Innova,Ertiga,Tempo Travler etc.Call for taxi hire at 7300954434 .
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport from where one can book taxi at the lowest fares for Gangotri. Call for taxi hire at 7300954434
Nearest Railway Station
Haridwar railway station from where one can book local taxi at lowest fares.Call for taxi hire at 7300954434