Untitled Document

Pack Name:Gangotri


Subcategory:Uttarakhand Char Dham


The Ganges is the sacred river of India believed to have descended to earth to absolve the sins of human beings and this is the reason why the Gangotri basin bears so much of importance, especially for Hindu devotees. Being the place of origin of this sacred river, Gangotri in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand is recognized as a holy place for the Hindu pilgrims and is given the name of Shri Gangotri Dham where the shrine of Goddess Ganga is worshipped by thousands. This 18th-century temple made of white granite is situated at a height of 3000 m and is the part of the Chota Chardham Yatra in the Land of Gods, Uttarakhand. A natural submerged rock in the form of partial Shivlinga along the Gangotri Temple is believed to be the same spot where Lord Shiva entangled the great waves of river Ganges in his matted locks. The tiny town sits quietly by the gurgling River Bhagirathi that originates from Gaumukh, a few trekkable kilometers away. Gangotri apart from being a sacred pilgrimage destination is also a base for several important treks including Gaumukh-Tapovan in Uttarakhand.


I am Raja Meshram, your tour director for your next tour. I have been working as a guide for the last thirty years with Domestic and International groups around the most important places in World. This blog is for me, but sharing it with you, it is also for you, so you can find useful information for your next tour. This is my wish.