Gangotri is a holy destination that is known for its sacred shrines, temples and various
other divine attractions. It features a number of such tourist attractions that hold a
special space for people coming for pilgrimage tour in Gangotri.
One among the four sacred dhams of Chardham Yatra, Gangotri Temple is the highly
regarded temple of Goddess Ganga. It is sited at an altitude of 3048 meters above the
sea level and enjoys the picturesque magnificence of rugged terrains, Bhagirathi River
and snowcapped mountain peaks. Gangotri Temple has great place in the heart of
Situated Gangotri Glacier area of Uttarakhand state, Tapovan is a holy destination. It is
situated at foothills of Shivling peak. The trek to this place starts from Gomukh Glacier.
This area features several meadows, streams and blossoming plants and enjoys the
amazing views of surroundings.
Located at the confluence of Jat Ganga and Bhagirathi River, it is a scenic valley
situated 10 kms away from Gangotri. Bhairav Nath Temple is surrounded by dense
forest and can be reached after crossing Jahanvi River on foot.
It is a natural rock Shivling underwater in Gangotri. There are some legends related to
Best Time to Visit Gangotri
Gangotri can be visited in any time or season excluding monsoon months of July,
August and September. The best time for Gangotri travel is between months of March
and June. These are the most favored one for visiting Gangotri as the climate in this
period is really pleasant. With gentle and fresh breeze, tourists get relaxation while
being far from the hot and humid weather of the plains. You can also visit Gangotri in
months of October and November.
How to Reach Gangotri
The sacred site of Gangotri is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in
Uttarakhand state. It is popularly known across the world as a popular chardham
destination. If you are planning a Gangorti and going to book Gangoti tour packages
then explore the transport options before reaching there.
The nearest to Gangorti is Jolly Grant Airport, which is situated at a distance of 226 km
from here. The airport is connected through regular flights with Delhi. On arriving at this
airport, you can hire a taxi or car to reach the divine destination of Gangorti.
If you are traveling by train, the nearest railway station to Gangorti will be Rishikesh at
distance of 250 km. On arriving at the station, you can see plenty of cabs standing at
Gangotri is well-connected by excellent and well-conditioned roads with other major
destinations of the state, including Rishikesh at 249 Km, Uttarkashi at 100 Km and
many other destinations.