Hence the source of such a river will most definitely be equally important and sacred. This is the reason why Gangotri is so very famous both as a pilgrimage destination and as a tourism destination.
The place Gangotri is situated at the base of the Gangotri Glacier which is the perennial water source of the main Ganges River. According to the legends, this is the exact place where lord Shiva, the progenitor of everything virtue, released goddess mother Ganga descended to the plains to give people a stream of life to latch onto in times of great sufferings & calamities.
The Gangotri Temple is located on the banks of the river Bhagirathi which originates from the Gomukh crevices of the Gangotri Glacier. The temple is a bonafide Saivite temple made exclusively from the rocks used in creating other divine abodes in Dev Bhoomi. The temple also sanctifies the goddess mother Ganga. Gangotri Temple is present in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and is one of the most visited treks cum worshipping spots for the travelers. The beautiful Himalayan range and the weather is very chilly yet welcoming.
Accessibility: About 297 KM from Rishikesh, about 287 KM from Hardwar, about 242 KM from Dehradun, about 500 KM from Delhi, about 243 KM from Dehradun railway station, about 279 KM from the nearest airport the “Jolly Grant Airport”.
Gangotri temple open at 06.15 AM and closes 09.30 PM
Best Time to Visit
May-Jun to October-November, rainy season (Jul-Aug) should be avoid