Gangotri, 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.