Gangotri is a beautiful and popular pilgrimage destination from the famous Char Dham Yatra. Gangotri is located in Uttarkashi district alongside the river Ganga. It is located in the range of the Greater Himalayas and is known as one of the best hill stations in India. Gangotri is famous for its waterfalls and hillocks.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Gangotri. Some of them are Ganga Niketan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Shri Bhagirathi (Tariff – Rs. 1000), GVMN Gangotri (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Gangotri Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Gangotri is Hindi. English is also spoken here in some areas.
Holi and Maha Shivratri-celebrated in March, Ram Navmi in October, and Diwali in November are all celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some major attractions in Gangotri are Ganges Glacier (3 km), Vishwanath Temple (7 km), Gangotri Temple (4 km), and Tapovan (15 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Gangotri is the Jolly Grant Domestic Airport, Dehradun (127 km).
There is no railway station in Gangotri. The Rishikesh Railway Station (250 km) is the nearest station.
Gangotri is well connected to all the nearby major cities. One can reach Gangotri by getting down at the nearest bus stand i.e Gangotri Bus Stand. Tourists can book tickets in advance online or from private bus agents like KP Travels or Bhagyashree Travels to reach Gangotri comfortably. Ticketgoose.com offers several bus ticket booking discount from time to time, avail of it while buying your tickets online.