Gangotri Temple Tour

Front view of Gangotri Temple

Gangotri is situated in Uttarakhand at the height of 3042 meters in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas. The 6 meters high Gangotri shrine is dressed in white granite stone and is situated on the right bank of the river, Bhagirathi. As the legend goes, this shrine was build by the Gorkha General, Amar Singh Thapa and rebuilt by the Maharaja of Jaipur. This 18th century temple is dedicated to the Goddess Ganga who is believed to have descended from heaven as the "steam of life" in response to king Bhagirath's penance.

  • About Gangotri Temple

    This 18th century temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga is located near a sacred stone where king Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva. Ganga is believed to have touched earth at this spot. According to another legend, Pandavas performed the great Deva Yagna here to atone the death of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata. The temple is an exquisite 20 ft. high structure made of white granite.

  • Places visit near Gangotri Temple

    Submerged Shivling
    The natural rock Shivling, submerged in the river is an amazing sight reinforcing the power of the divine. According to the mythology, Lord Shiva sat at this spot to receive the Ganga in his matted locks. The Shivling visible in the early winters when water level goes down.

    Gaumukh Trek
    Snout of Gangotri glacier & source of the river Bhagirathi, Gaumukh is located at an altitude of 4255 metres.

    An arduous trek along the Gangotri Glacier leads to scenic Nandanvan – the base camp of the Bhagirathi peak, that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding Shivling peak.

    A trek across the snout of the Gangotri Glacier leads to Tapovan known for its beautiful meadows that encircle the base of the Shivling peak.

    Uttarkashi (99 kms)
    An important pilgrimage centre, situated at an elevation of 1158 mts. Above sea level on the bank of river Bhagirathi. Some of the important temple worth visiting are – Vishwanath Temple, Ekadash Rudra Temple, Gyaneshwar Temple and Goddess Kuteti Devi Temple. Nearly is the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Every year during the Magh Mela (January 14), people visit Uttarkashi to take a holy dip in Bhagirathi along with image of their village deity.

    Kedar Tal (18kms)
    An enchanting lake, 4425 mts, above sea level against the splendid back drop of mighty Thalaysagar peak, Accessible through rough mountain surrounding peaks. The trek to Kedartal needs a local guide.

    Bhairo Ghati (9 kms)
    Situated towards Uttarkashi, It is known for the temple of Bhairav Devta, surrounded by thick forests.

    Located in the mountain district of Uttarkashi is the sylvan hamlet (2630 mts. Above sea level), known for scenic landscape and delicious apples.

    It means seven lakes, situated just above Dharli, 2 kms beyond Harsil, it is a not to be missed attraction.