Gangotri Dham - Frequently Asked Questions

Have a safe journey to Gangotri, as we have answers to your questions about Gangotri Dham.

When is the best time/season to visit Gangotri?

Gangorti Dham remains open from April-May to Oct-Nov only. April to June and September to November is the best time to visit Gangotri. Monsoon season should be avoided.

Is it safe to visit Gangotri?

Yes, journey to Gangotri is a safe one. Thousands of pilgrims take the spiritual journey of Gangotri Yatra. Gangotri has good road connectivity. One should avoid visiting Gangotri during monsoons.

Are food and accommodation facilities available in Gangotri?

Temporary hotels and restaurants can be found in Gangotri. The restaurant serves the basic vegetarian food. Hotels provide you with basic amenities.

What are the darshan timings at Gangotri Temple?

The morning darshan timings are from 6:15 AM-2:00 PM. There is a lunch break of one hour from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM. In the evening the temple gets open from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

How is the road connectivity of Gangotri?

Gangotri Dham has good road connectivity. It is well connected to Rishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee, Tehri Kotdwar. Pilgrims also have an option to travel by bus .Bus services of Samyukt Rotaion Yatayat Vyawahtha Samiti is available. These bus services are connected with major cities like Haridwar, Rishikesh and Tehri.

What is the significance og Gangotri Dham?

Gangotri is an important site of Chota Char Dham in Uttarakhand. It is the birthplace of sacred river Ganga. Many mythology stories related to Ganga maa is attached to this place. Devotees from all across the globe pay homage to the very spiritual shrine dedicated to Goddess Ganga.

How to visit Gangotri from Delhi or Haridwar?

One can easily visit Gangotri from Delhi or Haridwar. Regular buses are available from Haridwar for Gangotri or hire a cab. You can also take a local bus service to Uttarkashi and then travel further by taxi. Gangotri is situated at a distance of 290 km from Haridwar and 508 km from Delhi. One can take a flight from Delhi for Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. From airport for further journey one can take a bus or hire a taxi. Haridwar is the nearest rail head to reach Gangotri.

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