Gangotri

It is the place from where originates the Ganges, one of the most sacred rivers of the Hindus. Tucked away in the Garhwal hills, Gangotri shrine draws in lakhs of tourists from all parts of the world every year. One of the chardham destinations, Gangotri lies at an elevation of 3,048 meter above sea level. Apart from devotees, the tourist spot is also visited by a good number of adventurers from around the world. Gangotri is located at a distance of 300 km from Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand. The ideal time to pay a visit here is between the months of April and November while the temple remains open for devotees between May and November. Summers are cool and winters are freezing cold. If you are travelling here in winter, do remember to be equipped with necessary clothing's. It is advisable not to travel to Gangotri during monsoon months to avoid landslides.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Altitude: 3,042 mts.
Climate: Summer: Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winter: Snow-bound touching sub-zero.
Clothing: Summer-Light woollens, Winter- Heavy woollens.
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, English.

HOW TO REACH US

Air: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, 17 kms form Rishikesh, and 24 kms Dehradun.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Rishikesh 248 kms, Haridwar 268 kms.
Road: Rishikesh 248 kms., Tehri 172 kms., Dharasu 129 kms., Yamunotri 224 kms., Mussoorie 247 kms.

POPULAR PLACE


Gaumukh
Apart from being the nozzle of the Gangotri glacier, Gaumukh is also the source of the Bhagirathi River. The spot is held in high regard by the Hindus and can be reached either on foot or by taking a pony ride. Pilgrims arrive here to take a holy dip in the ice cold water. You should be aware in advance that Gaumukh offers no place for stay. However, you can plan your stay at Bhojbasa, just 2 km from Gaumukh. Or you can also choose to pitch your own tent on the riverbank.

The word 'Gaumukh' means having the shape of a cow's mouth. It is the place where river Ganga comes to life. Trekking proves to be much exciting for tourists visiting Gaumukh. The trekking route stretches over 16 km. The sight of glowing snow-capped peaks, azhure sky and dense birch pine forests make your trekking tour one of its kind.

Gaurikund & Devghat
A highly revered pilgrimage site, Gaurikund is dedicated to Lord Shiva's wife Parvati, also known as Gauri in different parts of the country. It occupies a place in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 6,000 ft above sea level. According to Hindu mythology, Gaurikund is the place where Gauri did penance to win over Lord Shiva's heart. Consequently, Shiva gave in and also admitted his love for Gauri (or Parvati) and they got married. There is a natural hot spring at Gaurikund having its associations with the Shiva-Parvati legend. Today, a part of the tank at Gaurikund functions as the bathing site for women devotees arriving here.

While devotees and pilgrims arrive at Gangotri, they do not miss a visit to Devghat, located closely. Surrounded by tall trees, it is the meeting point of two sacred rivers - River Kedar Ganga and River Bhagirathi. It is a bathing ghat and is very popular with visitors. Stay can be arranged at GMVN rest houses, guest houses and ashrams in Gangotri.

Char Dham Yatra

10N 11D

Teen Dham Yatra

7N 8D

Do Dham Yatra

5N 6D

Ek Dham Yatra

3N 4D

Gaumukh Package

13N 14D

Char Dham Yatra with Helicopter

10N 11D

Hemkund Sahib Package

6N 7D

Vaishno Devi Yatra

5N 6D

Amarnath Yatra

5N 6D

Raja Ji National Park

1 N 2 D

Corbett National Park

2N 3D

Rajasthan Wildlife

8N 9D

Jungle of North

9N 10D

Ranthambore National Park

5N 6D

Sariska National Park

5N 6D

Golden Triangle Package

6D 7N

Kashmir Honeymoon Package

5N 6D

Mathura Vrindavan Package

4N 5D

Shimla Honeymoon Tour Package

6D 7N

Discover Rajasthan Tour

16N 17D

Rajasthan Cultural Tour

17N 18D

Rafting Package

1N 2D

Camping Package

1N 2D

Rock Climbing

1N 2D

Bungee Jumping

1N 2D

Chopta Deoriya Tal Trek

3N 4D

Dodital Trek

7N 8D

Kuari Pass Trek

8N 9D

Roopkund Trek

8N 9D

Nanda Devi Trek

14N 15D

Kalindi Pass Trek

17N 18D

Hemkund Sahib Trek

6D 7N

Kauri Pass Trek Via Auli

5N 6D

Valley of Flower

8N 9D

Milam Glacier

17N 18D

Source Of Ganges

6D 7N

Chopta Tungnath Trek

4N 5D

Yoga & Retreat

2N 3D

Yoga Classes

2N 3D

Spa Ayurveda package

2N 3D

Nepal The Himalayan Paradise

6N 7D

Dubai Package

3N 4D

Thailand Package

6N 7D

Mauritius Package

6N 7D

Singapore Package

5D 6N

Malaysia Package

6N 7D

Skiing Package

6N 7D

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