Gangotri is a small town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Garhwal region of the Western Himalayas, and is one of the four sacred shrines in Hinduism, the others being Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The town is situated at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level and is the source of the river Ganges. The town is home to the Gangotri Temple, which is dedicated to the goddess Ganga and is considered one of the most sacred shrines in Hinduism. The temple was built by the Gurkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century and is visited by thousands of devotees every year. The town is also a starting point for several trekking routes, including the Gaumukh Tapovan trek, which is one of the most challenging and popular treks in the region. The trek takes you to the source of the Ganges, the Gaumukh glacier, which is located about 18 km from Gangotri. Gangotri is also a popular destination for high-altitude trekking and mountain expeditions. Visitors can also go for a dip in the freezing waters of the Ganges, which is considered to have healing powers. The best time to visit Gangotri is during the months of May to June and September to November, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. TripMoody can help you plan a custom itinerary for Gangotri, taking into account your interests, budget, and time available. They can also help you with accommodation, transportation, and activities.
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