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Gaumukh Travel Guide


  • Gaumukh
Gaumukh At a Glance
  • Average Climate:10°C - 15°C
  • Best Time to Visit:March - June , September - November
  • STD Code:01376

Introduction

Gangotri, nestled by the magnificent Garhwal hills is a major pilgrim destination of religious minded Hindus. According to mythological legend, the temple at Gangotri marks the spot where Lord Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva. God was pleased with his penance and in keeping with his wishes granted that Ganges would descend on earth. It was here that the holy river touched the earth. However if anyone is interested in witnessing the precise source of this holy river, he needs to plan a Tour to Gaumukh.

After reaching Gangotri, it is not possible to reach Gaumukh by any public means of transportation. The roads are not conducive for any kind of vehicles. Trekking or riding on ponies are the only two options at hand. However trekking here is sure to be thoroughly enjoyed by all nature and adventure lovers.

Quench your thirst for adventure on your Tour to Gaumukh. Nature is charming and challenging at the same time. You feel enamored by its classic beauty and there is also an irresistible urge to conquer it. This trek Tour to Gaumukh has a unique charm of its own.

Climbing rocks, leaping across boulders, passing through glaciers - all this and much more will be a part of your trek Tour to Gaumukh. An additional attraction will be the amazing variety of plants and animals that you will get to see. Imagine sighting herds of bharal or blue mountain goats. Silver birch and blue pine dominate the vegetative cover of the region. This picturesque location is sure to enthrall all tourists be it the religious devotees coming on ponies or the adventurous trekkers.

At the end of the arduous trek up the steep path or a strenuous journey on pony, as these are the only two alternatives at any visitors disposal you will finally reach Gaumukh. The distance that you will cover from Gangotri when on a Tour to Gaumukh is 19 km. Witness the snout of the Gangotri glacier and the source of the Ganges River. Here the river is also popularly known as Bhagirathi as well because the river came down on earth only after Bhagirath's prayers were granted by Lord Shiva.

The water is chilling cold but the devotees nevertheless take a dip in the water because herein lies the significance of their Tour to Gaumukh. It purifies them. The Tour to Gaumukh therefore gives one the wonderful opportunity to take delight in nature's scenic beauty and gain spiritual satisfaction as well.


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