The shrine of Gangotri
situated at an altitude of 3042 mtr
above sea level amidst captivating surroundings, along the right bank of Bhagirathi
is 100 km from Uttarkashi. The temple was constructed in the early 18th century
by a Gorkha Commander Amar Singh Thapa. The existing temple is said to be the one reconstructed by the Jaipur dynasty. Every year hundred thousands of pilgrims throng the sacred shrine between May & October
the shrine of Gangotri opens every year on the auspicious day of Akshaya-Tritiya
& closes on the day of Diwali
Some Basic Information About Gangotri Dham ..............Location :
Right Bank of River Bhagirathi
Altitude : 3042 M
Dedicated to : Goddess Ganga
Built in : 18th Century
the source of the river Ganga and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda
. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh
, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri. Gangotri can be reached in one day's travel from Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun, or in two days from Yamunotri,.Gangotri is also accessible directly by car and bus, meaning that it sees many more pilgrims than Yamunotri.This small town is centered around a temple of the goddess Ganga.Ritual duties are supervised by the Semwa
l family of pujaris. The aarti ceremony at the Gangotri is especially impressive, as is the temple, a stately affair that sits on the banks of the rushing Ganga.
How To Reach ????????
: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant
, 226 kms.
: Nearest railway station is at Rishikesh, 249 kms.
: Well connected to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi.