Gangotri Information Tourism

It is the spiritual source of Ganga, the holiest river in the country.  The 20ft. high Gangotri temple an altitude of 3948 m is set on the left bank of Bhagirathi.  It was built in early 18th century by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gorkha general and was renovated in 20th century by the ruler of Jaipur.  Raja Bhagirathi is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva at the sacred stone nearby.  There is also a ‘submerged’ shivlinga, which is believed to be the site where Ganga descended into the matted locks of Lord Shiva.

Bharon Ghati (10km)

Temple of Bhairav Nath amidst thick forests.

Gaumukh (18km)

It is physical source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is of great importance to the pilgrims.  One has trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh.

Kedartal (18km)

Enchanting lake surrounded by majestic peaks.