Temples & Places to See in Gangotri

Surrounded by serene peaks and meadows, one can find many tourist sites here. There is a long list of destinations you can visit in Gangotri. Here are some of the places which you must explore while on the trail to Gangotri Dham.

Famous Temples/Tourist Places to Visit in Gangotri

Tapovan

Tapovan is a scenic meadow that is located at a height of 4460 meter above sea level.

Submerged Shivling

Submerged shivling also known as the Jalmanga shivling remain immersed in the river water. It is only visible during winters when water level goes down. It is believed that Lord Shiva sat at this spot to hold River Ganga in his locks.

Vishwanath Temple

Situated on the bank of Bhagirathi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one the oldest sacred shrine in Uttarkashi. The temple houses 56cm tall Shivalingam which is tilted to the south.

Bhairon Ghati

It is situated 10 km from Gangotri at the junction of Jat Ganga and Bhagirathi River.

Gaumukh Glacier

Gaumukh glacier is the second largest glacier of India. It is 30 kms in lenth and 4 kms in width. Gangotri acts as the base camp of the trek to Gaumukh Glacier.

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Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand, India that are widely revered by most of the “Hindus”. The Char Dham of Uttarkhand are: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.