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Gangotri

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PlaceGangotri
AreaUttrakhand, India
Language Telegu and English
WeatherSummer 20°C to 30°C, Winter -5°C to 10°C
Plan before:10 days
Prices starting: 1167/night
Best Time: January, March, August
Ideal Duration4 - 7 Days
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Gangotri Overview
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Ranking
Ranked 10 out of 11 Places to visit in Uttrakhand
Ranked 12 in Beach tours
Best Time to Visit Gangotri
Best time to visit for Solo - April, September, October
Best time to visit for Couple - January, March, August
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - April, May, September

Ideal duration for holidays in Gangotri is 4 - 7 Days, Best for Weeklong trips
Popular amongst travelers from noida, kolkata, rishikesh, gurugram
Where to Eat?
Hotel Aksha
Things to do in Gangotri
Things to do in Gangotri
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The Gangotri is the origin of the sacred Ganges River and is considered to be the most popular dham in India and is a preferred site for pilgrimages. The place has an excellent view of the snow clad Himalayas and is widely known for its appealing beauty.
Some of the things that can be done at Gangotri is given below:
Gaumukh:
It is the source of the river Ganga that traces back to the Himalayas to the Gangotri glacier. One can trek along the path of the river to the origin.
Water Activities:
A few kilometers from Gangotri is a place called the Sattal, this place is a cluster of 7 lakes. One can do boating or paddle around the lake while enjoying this beautiful scene.


Places to see in Gangotri
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Ganges Glacier:
This glacier is at an altitude of 4238 m above the sea level.it is believed that the water of Ganga has medicinal properties since it has a huge amount of minerals in it and as it flows through the banks of medicinal plants the water purifies and is considered pure and completely beneficial.
Gangotri Temple:
It is a temple which is located at a higher point on the hill. Hindus consider Ganga as a goddess so, in this temple, goddess Ganga is worshiped.
Dodi Tal:
This beautiful place is the home for the famous Himalayan trout. It has a lake that is 3204m in size. The place is a nice spot for camping and resting. One may also trek to Dodi Tal from Agoda and Kalyani.
Harsil:
This place is situated at an elevation of 2623m from the main sea level. This place is famous for the apple orchards that cover 72km of the village.
Maneri:
This dam is situated at Tiltoth and is a 92km drive from Gangotri. One can also catch fishes and grill them over while on a picnic.
Tapovan:
Uttarkashi:
Some 155 km away from Rishikesh, is one of the important pilgrimage spots by the bank of the river Bhagirathi. It has many temples like that of the Lord Viswanath Temple, Ekdash Rudra Temple, etc.  


Food and Shopping in Gangotri
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Food in Gangotri
Gangotri may not have a vast menu but does have a number of local eating stalls restaurants as well as ashrams. You may also find Chinese food here. Non-veg food is strictly prohibited.
Shopping Gangotri
You may buy Gangotri sarees from the local stores. These sarees are quite famous all over the world. Also, shawls are available which are also widely known due to its design and the warmth it gives.


How to reach Gangotri
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By Bus
Gangotri is well connected by roadways all over the world. You will get all kinds of state buses from Dehradun.
By Car
You may book a cab or a taxi. It will follow the same route a bus will take and will rake about 7 hours to reach Gangotri.
By Train
The closest railway station is Rishikesh which is about 250km from Gangotri.
By Air
One may get down at the Jolly Grant Airport. Then you may book a taxi or a cab for the rest journey.
Gangotri Distance From nearby Places
Gangotri Distance From Rishikesh: 250 kilometers
Gangotri Distance From Dehradun: 242.3 kilometers
Gangotri Distance From Delhi: 509.3 kilometers


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Gangotri Reviews (735)
visitor
5 ★
My overall experience in Gangotri was Excellent.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Gangotri was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Gangotri was Excellent
visitor
5 ★
My overall experience in Gangotri was Excellent.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Gangotri was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Gangotri was Excellent
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