Gangotri Dham

Gangotri is a small town centered around the temple of Gangotri temple. And, it is one of the holiest Hindu places, tallied among theĀ four Char Dhams. It is the highest and the most important temple of the river Ganga which is worshiped as a Goddess in India.

The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri glacier. This can be accessed by a short 19 km trek from Gangotri. But according to Hindu mythology, Gangotri is the place where the river Ganga descended from heaven when Lord Shiva released the mighty river from his luscious locks.

Gangotri Dham History and Legends

The establishment of the temple structure of Gangotri Dham can be traced back to the time of Gurkha leader Amar Singh Thapa. He kept in mind the fact that the road reaching up to the temple is extremely steep and difficult to cover, he got it repaired. Amar Singh Thapa is also responsible for repairing the Julapul or the ropeway bridge in Bhairon Valley. Just like in Yamunotri, there was no temple located on the head of river Bhagirathi and Amar Singh then decided to donate his hard-earned 400 rupees to get the temple built.

Katyuri architectural style was utilized to build the temple and 3 or 4 huts were also built out of woods along with it for the pilgrims. In case there was a crowd the pilgrims would stay in the nearby caves. Before the arrival of Amar Singh Thapa here, the Khas Budhere belonging to Dharali was the appointed priest here and he then later on handed over this priesthood to the Kedar Dutts, the forefathers of the current panda family. The lands from village Mukhwa and Dharali were also donated to the Gangotri temple.

Gangotri Dham Packages 2021

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Yamunotri Dham

Ek Dham yatra - Yamunotri From Haridwar By Road

Haridwar - Barkot - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Barkot - Haridwar

2 Nights / 3 Days
Starting at INR 5999*

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Ek Dham yatra - Yamunotri From Delhi By Road

Delhi - Haridwar - Syanachatti - Yamunotri - Syanachatti - Mussoorie - Haridwar - Delhi

04 Nights / 05 Days
Starting at INR 12999*

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Chardham yatra - From Dehradun By Helicopter

Dehradun - Yamunotri - Gangotri - Kedarnath - Guptkashi - Badrinath - Dehradun

04 Nights / 05 Days
Starting at INR 165999*

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Do Dham yatra - (Yamunotri Gangotri) From Haridwar by Road

Haridwar - Barkot - Jankichatti - Yamunotri - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Haridwar

05 Nights / 06 Days
Starting at INR 13999*

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Char Dham Yatra

Chardham Yatra - From Haridwar By Road

Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar

09 Nights / 10 Days
Package Cost: On Request

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Char Dham Yatra

Char Dham Yatra with Valley of Flowers

Delhi - Haridwar - Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot - Harsil - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - Guptkashi - Kedarnath - Joshimath - Badrinath - Joshimath - Govind Ghat - Gangaria - Valley of Flowers - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi

13 Nights / 14 Days
Package Cost: On Request

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Ek Dham Yatra - Badrinath From Haridwar By Road

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Ek Dham Yatra - Gangotri From Haridwar By Road

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Ek Dham Yatra - Kedarnath From Haridwar By Road

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Do Dham Yatra - (Kedarnath badrinath) From Haridwar By Road

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