sacred shrine, situated at an altitude of 3,200 mt is the of the river
Bhagirathi. It is surrounded by the mountain peaks of Shivaling, Satopanth
and Bhagirathi sisters.one of the most pious Hindu Pilgrimages.Accessible
by a motorable road,it is one of the most pious Hindu Pilgrimages.
Climate Summer: Cool during the day and cold at night. Winter: Snow-bound.Touching sub-zero.
Clothing Summer: Light Woollens. Winter:Very Heavy Woollens.
Language: Hindi,Garhwali &
HOW TO REACH
Air: Nearest airport is
Jolly Grant (26 km from Rishikesh)
Rail: Nearest railhead is
at Rishikesh, 249 km.
Road: Gangotri is connected
by road to Uttarkashi, Tehri Garhwal and Rishikesh and from there to
other parts of the country. Important road distances are Uttarkashi 97
km, Tehri 167 km, Dharasu 125 km, Yamunotri 232 km, Mussoorie 250 km.
Bus Bus services of Samyukt Rotaion Yatayat Vyawastha Samiti connect
Gangotri with many centers in the region like Haridwar, Rishikesh,
Tehri, Uttarkashi etc.
U. P. Govt. Tourist Rest House (GMVN).
There are a number of Dharamshalas and Guest House.
Only local eating places (dhabas) are
available. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in