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Read 12 destination reviews with average rating of 4.2/5, out of 35 Gangotri reviews
Kaarthik Sr

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30 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

Amazing mountain experience

I went to Gangotri, and then to Gaumukh in May 2014.

How to get there: Take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, there are jeeps which take you to Gangotri directly. Gangotri is about 270km, but the roads are windy, and hence it will take you about 12 hours to cover this distance. There are no overnight buses on this route. The roads are closed for traffic by 8pm. There is also a bus which runs from Rishikesh to Gangotri, which starts at 6am.

An alternative way to get there is to halt at Uttarkashi, which is about 170km from Rishikesh. There are high chances of getting stuck in traffic on this route, as this is part of Char Dham, a religious trip for many Hindus. The other locations which are part of Char Dham are Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath.

In Gangotri, there is a temple you can visit, if you are religious. Do take a dip in the river, the water is cold,but very clean and is considered to have medicinal properties.

We did a trek from Gangotri to Gaumukh, which is about 42km to and fro. One needs to get a permit from the Forest dept in Uttarkashi to be able to do the trek. It's advisable to keep a buffer of a day if you want to do this trek.

We ended up doing the trek in one day due to lack of time. There is just one place which serves food on the way, and hence one needs to pack a lot of food and water for the trek. The trek is very pretty and the sight of Gaumukh gives you goosebumps.

If you are ok carrying your own stuff, there is no need to get a guide. The route is marked out quite well.

There are also a couple of places which can be visited from Gaumukh, called Nandanvan and Tapovan, which are meadows. These are 3 and 5km from Gaumukh respectively.

Gangotri is also a base for treks to Kedartal.

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Pritesh Mehta

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503 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Gangotri-The holy river

Gangotri is the famous holly river. It is one of other name is Bhagirathi. It is very historical story. Ganga river is very big river in the world. It is came from Gaumukh. And there flow is very strong. Ganga river is goodness river. Gangotri temple is open at auspicious day of akshay tithi which falls in month of May and closed down on Bhai Duj. Which fall of November. Gangotri temple take rest of six month. When the deity is worshipped. It is very amazing darshanam there temple beside the river Ganga flow very fast and there are one statue of Bhagirathi. Who came Ganga river from Heaven.

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Ajeet k Nigam

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9 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Overall had a awesome trek at Gomukh

If you are going to do 4 Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. Gomukh trek one must do. It is 3 days trek started from Gangotri. After reaching Gangotri first of all register yourself for trek next day. You can do it before from other centre as at Uttarkashi earlier. Do ganga aarti in evening. You may have porter for your convenience. Next early in the morning start. On your way you will pass through Bhojpasa. Till this point it is moderate further little bit tough. Dense forests, crystal clear waters river and snow peeks mountain refreshing oxygen. Evening you will reach Lal baba ashram. Next day covering remaining 6 km. You will reach Gomukh. Day after return to Gangotri.

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  • Overall had a awesome trek at Gomukh
  • Overall had a awesome trek at Gomukh
  • Overall had a awesome trek at Gomukh
  • Overall had a awesome trek at Gomukh

Subodh Bisht

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25 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

The home of Holy Ganges

Aaaannnnn..!!!! With my another experience of Gangotri. I had been there 4-5 times but I will share my experience of first visit. It was around 10 Years back in 2005. My first trip to this holy place. It was a four dham tour but I will write about Gangotri only at this time. After Completing yamunotri dham we started to visit Next dham. On a way there are so many beautiful mountain range, Holy places one can see. Places like Uttarkashi where you will see the unbelievable trident of old age of India during Mahabharata period. No one know the depth of that trident and when you touch it, it'll be shaking but when you try by force its will not shake.

Next destination on a way is Harshil, it's a virgin destination which you have never explored. Very few people know about it but when somebody reach here then they love the destination. Beautiful!!!!

Now time to write about Gangotri Dham. The last point of road is Gangotri in this way. In India i think everyone know the importance of this Temple. The best thin in this trip of Gangotri, The Actress Hema Malini also visited that day when we reached there. She just crossed me 2 feet far from me. And I was thinking I can also try for Movies because I felt her height was approx 5' 2' or 5'3'. I took a bath with water of Holy Ganges and also drank it. The attraction were Surajkund, Kedar Ganga small River there. It's enough from my side about Gangotri as most of the people know about this destination.

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Sunil Kaushik

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

Place for both adventure and holy visit

Very good place with affordable hotels. Mountains view is very heart touching with cold chilled holy river ganga flowing among then. Can take hotel in Harsil which is 25 kms down fron Gangotri. Can do bonfire on river side in Harsil. Overall good place to visit for who looking quite silence place.

Priya Sharma

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3 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Amazing place!

I have visited this place twice & I loved it again. This is religious come adventurous place too. You find peace, natural beauty, greenery & more. I visited here with my family & believe its an awesome place to visit with your family. From there we also went for a place named Pandav's gufa. The route was awesome with lovely sceneries.

Xavier Dk

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

Amazing place ever

Every year thousands of travellers come Gangotri for mental refreshment and religious prospects. Travellers used to visit Gaumukh also. The place from where river Bhagirathi originated. The most beautiful thing is that when you are travelling to Gangotri just don't miss to see the magical views of nature those mountains and river.

Rohith Sivashankar

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32 reviewsPosted 8 months ago

An excellent pilgrim centre

Gangotri is a small town which is the origin of the river holi Ganga as per the hindu mythology even though the actual origin of the river is at gaumukh glacier which is around 19 km from gangotri. As per puranas king Bhagiratha did a penance due to which the goddess ganga came down to earth and hence the river is known as bhagirathi until it merges with the river alaknanda at devprayag to form Ganga. One has to take a bus Haridwar or Rishikesh towards Uttarkashi from where there are buses towards Gangotri. There are some good hotels as well as dharamsala which provide decent accommodation. The temple is walkable distance from the bus stand and will be open during the months between May and October. Along with Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Yamunotri Gangotri temple is one of the himalayan char dham pilgrimage.

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32 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Very good pilgrimage site!

Easy, no trekking. Excellent roads, nice people and good facilities. Can be reached easily by afternoon & evening after starting early from Haridwar. The road condition is excellent and is maintained by BRO. Many food joints, dhabas on way. Advisable to carry plenty of water as mountain water may lead to stomach upsets. Do not miss alu and gobi paranthas at Gangotri early morning. Check temple timings before planning your trip.

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Debabrata Ghosh

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1 reviewPosted October 2011

Gangotri- Purest form of divine beauty

The moment we reach Harshil, we get the warmth of Garhwal people, Cultural heritage of India, depth of Vedic civilization and celestial beauty of the Himalayas. To me Harshil-Gangotri-Chirbasa is the most beautiful in the Himalayas. The saints, the porters, the pilgrims, the local people, the forest of chir-pine and apple gardens, confluence of Bhagirati and Jathganga are simply superb.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: All are good.

Activities & things to do: To be carried away with celestial beauty, to medidate, to listen the songs of the Ganges.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is better to walk from Harshil to Gangotri althosugh it is a good motorable road.

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