About Gangotri

Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi and the origin of the River Ganges. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100 meters. According to popular Hindu legend, it was here that Goddess Ganga descended when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from the locks of his hair.
Ganga Glacier

Gangotri Glacier is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering Tibet. This glacier, one of the primary sources of the Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers.
Kedar Tal

Kedar Tal is one of the highest lakes in Uttarakhand, situated at an astounding altitude of 4,912 meters above sea level in Uttarkashi district.
Dodi Tal

Dodi Tal is an emerald lake nestled amidst high mountains at an altitude of 3,310 meters above sea level.
Gangotri Temple

Gangotri Temple is the holy abode of the Goddess where she is revered by her devotees. The mighty river Ganga originates from Gaumukh, the holy place in the Gangotri glacier nearby. Gangotri temple is visited after seeking blessings at Yamunotri.

Harsil is a village and a cantonment area on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage, Gangotri.
Auden's Col

Auden’s Col is a high altitude mountain pass connecting Rudugaira valley and Bhilangna valley.
Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most beautiful and breathtaking trekking trail in the Garhwal Himalayas region.

Dharali is famous for its apple orchards and red bean cultivation. Lord Shiva's deity is there in an ancient temple in this village.
Kedartal Patangini Pass Trek

Kedar Tal Patangini Pass Trek is a high altitude lake trek. Blessed with the scenic beauty of nature and picturesque landscape all around.

The most well-known tapovan in India is the area above the Gangotri Glacier at one of the primary sources of the Ganges. In Honour, of the great saint Tapovan Maharaj, this area was named as Tapovan.
Best Time To Visit Gangotri

Gangotri remains cold almost round the year, yet the best time to visit this place is in between April and June, and September and October. The summers in Gangotri are cool and winters are very cold, with rains in the months of May and June. The gates of Gangotri temple open during the start of summers. The weather is pleasant with an observed maximum temperature of around 25°C and can get very cold at night. This is the best season for pilgrimage and sightseeing trips. Monsoons in the Gangotri region start from late July to August, and it makes it difficult to reach the temple due to various landslides. Pilgrims are suggested to avoid travel during the monsoon season. The Winter season starts from November to April, and the weather is freezing cold with heavy snowfall. Gangotri temple is closed during this period. Only pro-trekkers and mountaineers visit the area for various trekking expeditions near Gangotri.

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