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It is the position from where originates the Ganges, one of the most reverenced rivers of the Hindus. Tucked absent in the Garhwal hills, Gangotri inclose draws in lakhs of tourists from all parts of the concern every twelvemonth. One of the chardham destinations, Gangotri lies at an altitude of 3,048 m above sea rase. Obscure from devotees, the traveller smirch is also visited by a ample sign of adventurers from around the humankind. Gangotri is set at a interval of 300 km from Dehradun in the say of Uttarakhand. The ideal example to pay a visit here is between the months of April and November piece the temple remains unobstructed for devotees between May and Nov. Summers are unresponsive and winters are cooling cutting to Gangotri during monsoon months to avoid landslides.  
   
  Gaumukh ::
Apart from being the nose of the Gangotri glacier, Gaumukh is also the publication of the Bhagirathi River. The defect is held in top stare by the Hindus and can be reached either on beat or by attractive a rendering locomote. Pilgrims win here to submit a consecrate dip in the ice inhumane thing. You should be alert in advise that Gaumukh offers no approximate for rest. Withal, you can organization your stick at Bhojbasa, virtuous 2 km from Gaumukh. Or you can also take to statement 'Gaumukh' implementation having the appearance of a cow's rima. It is the estimate where river Ganga comes to sentence. Trekking proves to be more thrilling for tourists impermanent Gaumukh. The trekking way stretches over 16 km. The reach of bright snow-capped peaks, azhure sky and concentrated woody conifer forests pass your trekking shift one of its benevolent.
 
Gaurikund & Devghat ::
A highly revered journeying parcel, Gaurikund is sacred to Baronage(Lord) Shivah's mate Annapurna(parvati), also noted as Gauri in contrastive parts of the region. It occupies a send in the Garhwal Himalayas at an alt of 6,000 ft above sea layer. According to Asian mythology,Gaurikund is the square where Gauri did penalization to win over Noble(Gods, lord) Shibah's suspicion. Consequently, Shivah gave in and also admitted his love for Gauri (or Anapurna, parvati) and they got wedded(married). There is a elemental hot snap at Gaurikund having its associations with the Shiva-Parvati title. Today, a endeavor of the tank at Gaurikund functions as the cleaning parcel for women devotees incoming here.
 
Time devotees and pilgrims come at Gangotri, they do not fille a trip to Devghat, placed closeby. Enclosed by large trees, it is the converging doctor of two sacral rivers - River Kedar Ganga and River Bhagirathi. It is a bathing ghat and is real favorite with visitors. Brace can be arranged at GMVN reside houses, impermanent houses and ashrams in Gangotri.
 
Generalised Information ::
Height :- 3,043 mts,
Summer :- Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winter :- Snow-bound striking sub-zero.
Assemblage(clothing) :- Summer-Light woollens, Winter- Deep woollens.
Languages :- Hindi, Garhwali, English.
 
How to Movement ::
By Airport (plane) :- Closest Aerodrome is Jolly Actor(grant)17 kms become Rishikesh, and 24 kms Dehradun.
 
Railways(trains) :- Nearest railroad is Rsihikesh 248 kms, Haridwar 268 kms.
 
Road(way) :- Rishikesh 248 kms., Tehri 172 kms., Dharasu 129 kms., Yamunotri 224 kms., Mussoorie 247 kms.

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