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Gangotri

Gangotri is one of the four chota dham the other are Yanunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. The small town lies in Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand-India. Located on the banks of Bhagirathi River and located on greater Himalayas at an altitude of 3,100 m.

Gangotri is the origin of River Ganga and seat of Goddess Ganga Devi. Among the other temples is the Gangotri Temple. The source of River is Gaumukh set in the Gangotri Glacier 19 km trek from Gangotri. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda.



How To Reach

By Flight: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is a domestic airport located at about 260 km away from city center. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi. Nearest International airport is New Delhi, which is about 452 km away.

By Rail: Rishikesh is the nearest railway station, which is about 250 km away. The station is well connected to many major cities in India.

By Road: Gangotri is well connected by state owned bus services. Many buses are available from Gangotri to Uttarakashi (97 km), Yamunotri (232 km), Mussoorie (250 km) and Tehri (167 km). Private deluxe buses both are available from the above mentioned places.

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