Know About Amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Gangotri – Uttarakhand – North India Hill Station

Gangotri is among the most holy Hindu cities, Gangotri -Yamunotri is one the most popular pilgrimage of the country. Gangotri the Himalayan hill stations of India, is more frequently visitors due to religious purpose than a summer holiday.

City Gangotri is located on the banks of river Bhagrithi in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand India. Char Dham Yatra is considered as the most holiest pilgrimage for all the Hindus from any part of the world. Gangotri is part of this Char Dham Yatra.

According to Indian history here at Gangotri, holy river Ganga came from the heaven.  Gangotri glacier, origin of river [physical source] – Gaumukh is just 18 km from the main temple and accessible only by trekking.

Beside the religious importance Gangotri is also renowned for dense forests, picturesque valleys and mountain peaks. Excellent trekking, serene and pious environment and mountaineering opportunities are making Gangotri a must visit hill station of north India.


Vital Tourist Information : Hill Station Gangotri

Location :
Famous pilgrimage city and popular hill station Gangotri is located in the north Indian state Uttar Pradesh towards the Indo-Tibetan border.


Mountain Range : Garhwal hills


Altitude : 3048 Meter


Near By City : Gangotri


State : Uttarakhand India


Region : North India


Famous as / For :
Origin of Ganga River - Char Dham Yatra - Trekking


Weather & Climate :
Gangotri experience typical Himalayan weather of pleasant cool climate during summers and highly chilly cool in winters.


Temperature :
Almost for entire year average minimum temperature at Gangotri is 9°C , While the average maximum temperature is 14°C but during the peak winters sub-zero is quite common.


Tourist Season : April to November


Spoken Languages : Hindi - Garhwali - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
Gangotri tour souvenir, purchased by visitors are mainly the traditional handicrafts and antiques items.


Trekking/Excursions : Dodi Taal Lake - Gangotri- Kedarnath Trek - Gaumukh- Kedar Tal -Nachiketa Taal - Nandanvan Tapovan


Fair & Festivals :
Devidhura Mela (Champawat) - Nanda Devi Mela - Purnagiri Mela (Champawat),


Travel Tips :
The gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November. Dharamshala, Ashram and rest houses are providing accommodation.


Must Visit Places :
Dayara Bugyal


How To Reach Hill Station Gangotri Uttarakhand India


Basic Travel Info :
The best way of accessing Gangotri at least for Indian, is the Char Dham Yatra tour Package.


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Gangotri is not on the rail journey route, nearest railway station for this popular pilgrimage for Indians and one of most picture perfect Hill Station, is Rishikesh. Visitors need to travel by road from Rishikesh to Gangotri.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Regular bus service is available from Uttar Kashi, Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh and north Indian cities for getting here.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Jolly Grant air terminus Dehradun [about 26 km away] is the source of air travel to Gangotri.