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Gangotri TempleGangotri, a magnificent pilgrimage attraction located in the northern most part of the Uttaranchal state and close to the border of Indo-Tibet. Gangotri placed at a height of 3048 meters above the sea level on the Garhwal Hills. The temple of Gangotri is open for the devotees coming in the month between May to November. Gangotri is the spot from where Ganga- the holy river, released from the locks of Lord Shiva. The blessed stone near the Gangotri temple indicates the place where Ganga first touched the soil. Thus Ganga is also called Bhagirathi. Gangotri is among one of the four majestic Dhams and occupies a major rule in Indian Pilgrimage Tour.

Prime Pilgrimage Spots of Gangotri

Gangotri Temple: The Gangotri temple is about three centuries old, situated near a sacred stone where King Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva. It is a celebrated spot as here Devi Ganga touched the earth first. This temple is a delicate 20 ft. high construction made of white granite. As per Hindu Mythology, Pandavas achieved the great 'Deva Yagna' to atone the deaths of their kinsmen in the epic battle of Mahabharata.

Nandanvan Tapovan: The grueling trek along the Gangotri Glacier directs to scenic Nandanvan - the pedestal of Bhagirathi peaks, that offers a breathtaking view of the neighboring Shivling peak. Tapovan wrapped in beautiful meadows and picturesque backdrops, is the extra ordinary and must visited spot for pilgrims.




Waterfall, GangotriKedar Tal: Placed at a distance of 18 kms from Gangotri, the Kedar Tal is a stunning Lake and a worth trekking spot of pilgrimages. An ornamental lake, 4425 mts over the sea level against the marvelous backdrop of mighty Thalaiyasagar peak, needs a local guide to explore.

Gaumukh: Gaumukh is another world-class tour destination needs 19 kms to trek from Gangotri. Devotees trek up to the revered spot on foot or on ponies to make a holy dip in the ice-cold water. There is an extreme belief that the salvation of soul and purification of mind/ body can only be achieved with a divine bathe in the chilled water.

Unique Pilgrims Attractions at Gangotri

Submerged Shivling: “Miracles happens only in the earth”- a natural rock Shivling, submerged in the river, is an astonishing sight emphasizing the power of the divinity. This Shivling is visible only at winter time when the water level goes down. The pleasing pilgrimage in the environs of the Himalayas is the most hallowed spot where Ganga, the brook of life, touched earth for the first time.



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