"Gangotri Dham" Situated an elevation of 3,048 meters - The home of Goddess Gangotri and named after River Ganges. Gangotri temple is situated on the right bank of Bhagirathi. Kedar Ganga - The River which starts from Kedar valley is also flowing around 100 yards from Ganga Temple this river meets the Bagirathi on it's left bank which is celled Kedar Ganga Sangam. Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock when Ganga river was brought from the heaven to earth in order to relieve the earthlings of their sins. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases.
Sri Gangotri Dham is a small village and Gangotri Temple constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th Century. Evening Aarti is one of the center of attraction of Gangotri Temple.
General Information About Gangotri:
State : Uttranchal / Uttarkhand
Area : 1 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 3048 meters above sea level
Rainfall : --
Temperature : Summer Max: 18 C/ Min: 05 C
Winter Max: Sub Zero/ Min: Snowbound
STD Code : 01372-86
Haridwar Railway Enquiry : 131
Dehradun Airport Enquiry : 0135-2412052-53
Local Languages : Hindi, Garhwali (local)
Attranction of Gangotri : Gangotri Temple, Gaumukh Glaciers
Nearby Cities : Dharasu, Deoprayag, Tehri, Uttarkashi
How to Reach Gangotri
By Air: The Nearest airport from Gangotri is Jolly grant airport in Dehradun and just 251 Km away from Gangotri.
By Rail: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station from Gangotri and just 248 Km away from Gangotri.
By Road: the roadhead for Gangotri is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavstha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.
Distances in km from some cities are as per follows:
Dharasu – 125 Km
Dehradun – 275 Km
Deoprayag – 225 Km
Haridwar – 268 Km
Rishikesh - 248 Km
Tehri – 156 Km