Weekend Trip to Gangotri, Uttarakhand
- Glaciers and Char Dham
Winter 0 to 10°C Summer
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 452 kilometers / 10 h ,5 m
Best Time To Visit
One of the major destinations among the four Char Dham pilgrimage areas in Uttarakhand, Gangotri is the holy abode of Hindu river goddess ‘Ganga’. The history of Gangotri is associated with the Hindu mythology. After the severe penance of Bhagirath, river Ganga transformed herself into a river to dissolve the sins of King Bhagirath’s forefathers. The Gangotri Temple was built by a Gorkha Commander in the early years of the 18th century. The temple is situated at a height of 3042 meters and radiates a religious aura. The stream of river Ganga that originates from the Gangotri glacier is known as Bhagirathi. It picks up the name river Ganga after the river passes Devprayag and merges into the river Alaknanda.
How to Reach Gangotri
Rishikesh is the nearest railway station to Gangotri. It is around 250 kilometers away. The railway station is well-connected to Delhi and other metropolitan cities in India.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the closest airport to Gangotri. It is around 260 kilometers away from Gangotri. It operates daily flights to Delhi.
Gangotri is well-connected to Uttarkashi (97 kilometers), Yamunotri (232 kilometers), Mussoorie (250 kilometers) and Tehri (167 kilometers).