Gangotri

GANGOTRI

Gangotri is a weekend gateway from delhi and one of four pilgrimage site known as Chatham yatra in uttarakhand. Gangotri tourism is famous for its gangotri temple, surya kund, underwater shivling, gaumukh and tapovan trek, bhairon nath temple and many more. The distance from delhi is just 500km and can be reached by air through jolly grant airport. Gangotri destination is easily accessible from bus and trains to haridwar or rishikesh running regularly every day from nearest cities.

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Gangotri is one of the best holy destination with the purpose of pilgrimage among tourists, looking for peace and adventure. It is located at an elevation of 3,048 meters above sea level in the northern part of Uttarakhand state. This place, along with natural pride, also the India's famous pilgrimage, where devotees come in large numbers. It is famous for the Gangotri Glacier around the world which is the original source of the holy river Ganges.

This beautiful and sacred place is situated in the Himalayan mountainous region. After emerging from the Gangetic Glacier, the river Ganga touched the earth for the first time, where Gangotri is the first place. This glacier after Siachin is the second longest glacier in the Himalayas.

According to Hindu scriptures, it is said that the goddess of heaven, Goddess herself manifested herself as river and descended on earth to remove the sins of the precursors of King Bhagirath.

How to Reach Gangotri Temple

By Air : The closest airport from Gangotri is Jolly Grant Airport which is set at the distance of 226 kilometers. The airport has flights connecting to Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai. After arrival at airport, you can opt to hire a taxi from or can board a bus from nearest bus station to reach Gangotri.

By Train : The nearest railway station of Gangotri is Rishikesh Railway Station at 250 km far. This railway station has well connectivity with other major railway stations in the country.

By Road : Regular scheduled bus from various cities and outer states cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Srinagar, Dehradun, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and others has well connection with roadways. These buses are cheap hikes and are the best choice to cover great distances. It may fares Rs 3000 - Rs4000 if you hire private taxi.