The shrine of Gangotri is situated at an elevation of 3048 m amidst captivating surroundings. Gangotri is located at a distance of 99 km from Uttarkashi. The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa, in the 18th century, is situated on the left bank of Bhagirathi. It is visited by lakhs of pilgrims every year. A number of ashrams are located on the other side, some of which provide accommodation facilities to the visitors.
Altitude- 3084 m.
Rainfall- 1475 mm.
Season- April to October
Clothing- Heavy woollens throughout the season.
Plasce to See in Gangotri
Gangotri Temple, Tapovan, Bhairon Ghati, Submerged Shivling etc.
Uttarkashi, Dodi Tal, Kedartal, Gangnani, Harsil etc.
How to Reach Gangotri
By Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 17 km from Rishikesh and 265 km from Gangotri.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Gangotri is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 234kms before Gangotri on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Gangotri is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi and many other destinations to Gangotri.
By Road: Gangotri is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Gangotri is situated at the end of NH108. Buses to Rishikesh are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Gangotri are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradoon, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi etc.