Located within the district of Uttarkashi and connected with a network of numerous strongly built roads, Gangotri Dham is one of the most easily reachable Chardham Yatra destinations in Uttarakhand. This Dham is located at a distance of 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi. Here is the best route for you to visit and how you can reach the temple in the most convenient and hassle-free manner:
Gangotri is a small town centered around the temple of Gangotri temple and is one of the holy places among the four Char Dhams. It is the highest and the most important temple of river Ganga which is worshiped as a Goddess in India. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri glacier that can be accessed by a short 19 km trek from Gangotri. But according to Hindu mythology, Gangotri is the place where river Ganga descended from heaven when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from his luscious locks.
The nearest airport from Gangotri is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, at a distance of 260 kilometers. This is a domestic airport and is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Thriuvananthapuram. If you are looking for an international airport, then the closest airport is in New Delhi. You can hire a taxi from Jolly Grant airport to reach Gangotri, cost for the taxi will be roughly Rs. 4000. Or you can opt to board a bus from Dehradun ISBT.
Closest railway station from Gangotri is in Rishikesh, at a distance of 250 km. You can hire a taxi to reach Gangotri and it will cost you somewhere around Rs 2200. There are trains connecting to Puri, Amritsar, Mumbai, New Delhi, Howrah, Varanasi, Dehradun and other towns and cities of India.
There are frequent bus services owned by the state government and private agencies, connecting to Gangotri;s neighboring towns and cities. Charges of government buses are Re 1 per kilometer, while private agencies charge Rs 3 per kilometer. There are bus services to and from Yamunotri, Mussoorie, Tehri and other places.
Route 1 (Via Haridwar) : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Narendranagar - Chamba - Dharasu Bend - Uttarkashi - Bhatwari - Gangnani - Harsil - Gangotri
Route 2 (Via Dehradun) : Delhi - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Suwakholi - Chinyalisour - Dharasu Bend - Uttarkashi - Bhatwari - Gangnani - Harsil - Gangotri
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