Here are the top 17 tourist attractions to see in Gangotri:

1. Ganges Glacier

Must visit 3.5 /5

29 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

At 4238 m above sea level, the Bhagirathi glacier begins at Chaukhamba to merge into the Gaumukh. Owing to its mineral content and the terrain of medicinal plants through which it flows, it is believed that the Ganges water is extremely pure and therapeutic.

2. Gangotri Temple

Must visit 4.2 /5 View 8+ photos

0 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Gangotri Temple, a religiously important temple in Hinduism, is located in the quaint town of Gangotri, Uttarkashi District in the Indian State of Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and is the highest and the most important shrine dedicated to the deity. The sacred temple and the surroundings offer a scenic view of the breathtaking Himalayas and the ever so gorgeous River Ganga. The sight is breathtaking in the mornings during sunrise as the sun shines from behind the Himalayas spreading light and life to the region. 

3. Kedar Tal

3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Located at an altitude of 4425 m above sea level, the Kedar lake is known for its cool waters and beautiful trek up the rolling hills spanning 18 km. Just make sure that you take a local guide along, and prepare well for the sojourn.

4. Harsil

3.1 /5

13 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Situated at an elevation of 2623 m., Harsil, 2 km away off Dharali, Harsil is famous for its apple orchards spread across the village. The orchards run for 72 km across the village.

5. Dodi Tal

3.1 /5

41 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Home to the famous Himalayan trouts, this sparkling lake at 3204 m. has little log cabins scattered around the lake for camping and resting. Permit for fishing can be obtained from the Divisional Forest Officer, Uttarkashi. You can also trek the 16 km to Dodi Tal via Agoda and Kalyani.

6. Auden's Col

3.5 /5

15 km
from city center
6 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

The Auden's Col trek is a dream trek for every experienced trekker and mountaineer, being first discovered by John Bicknell Auden in 1935. The trail passes through the thick forest of alpine trees, meadows dotted with varied species of flowers, gushing streams and cuts through numerous villages secluded within the Garhwal Himalayas, and several temples that reflect the religious significance of the Garhwal region.

7. Dayara Bugyal

3.6 /5

37 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Dayara Bugyal is just that - a widespread meadow situated at an altitude of 3950m (12956ft) above sea level. A meadow is not exactly a common concept in modern day India. Lush green lands with fresh air, cows grazing in the hillside, and a gentle breeze blowing through is a very European-esque scenario that in India and can only be found in the higher altitudes of the majestic Himalayas. Shepherds and nomads from around the region first discovered this magnificent grazing ground and often went about telling stories of its beauty to the common people. 'Bugyal' literally means a high altitude meadow in the local language of the area. Nature and adventure enthusiasts soon caught wind of this seemingly stunning piece of land and set out to explore. Today, Dayara Bugyal is not only the most beautiful meadow in all of India, but it is also a popular trekking destination for travellers from all over the world.

8. Dharali

3.1 /5

15 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Located 2 off from Harsil, Dharali is famous for its apple orchards and red bean cultivation. Lord Shiva's deity is there in an ancient temple in this village.

9. Gomukh Tapovan Trek

3.5 /5

15 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Gaumukh-Tapovan trek, one of the most gratifying treks in India, located in Uttaranchal will bring every fascinating trekking pleasure while passing through an orchard of coniferous pine trees at Chirbasa and birch at Bhojbasa.

10. Kedartal Patangini Pass Trek

3.5 /5

37 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Kedartal Patangini Pass Trek is a high altitude lake trek nestled in the lap of Himalayas and is regarded as one of the finest. Blessed with the scenic beauty of nature and picturesque landscape all around, this trek is bound to be extremely fascinating.

11. Tapovan

3.1 /5

17 km
from city center
11 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Situated at the foothills of Shivling peak, this camping base located at 4460 m above sea level, is popular for its lush greenery and view of peaks and ranges. You can trek up the route, organized by various adventure camps in Gangotri.

12. Jogin Advanced Base Camp

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
12 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Jogin ABC is a spectacular campsite located at an altitude of over 16,000 ft with spectacular view of the Jogin peaks that lie at the end of the valley forming an amphitheatre with Mt. Thalay Sagar. It's a challenging trek from Gangotri to Kedartal via Bhoj Kadak.

13. Uttarkashi

3.1 /5

56 km
from city center
13 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

155 km from Rishikesh, this is one of the important pilgrimage destinations on the banks of river Bhagirathi. Situated at an altitude of 1150 m, it shelters various famous temples- Lord Vishwanath temple, Ekadash Rudra temple, Bhairav temple, Kuteti Devi temple and Gyaneshwar temple.

14. Maneri

3.1 /5

48 km
from city center
14 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Channeling waters across an 8 km stretch, the dam situated at Tiloth offers a beautiful drive 92 km drive from Gangotri. You can also fish in the catchment area for Himalayan trouts, and grill them over live fire while you picnic there.

15. Kalindi Khal Trek

3.5 /5

37 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Cradled amid the spectacular scenic beauty, Kalindi Khal is regarded as one of the most adventurous and challenging trek in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Perched at an altitude of 6000 m, the strenuous walk up to this sky touching peak is rewarded by enchanting views.

16. Vishwanath Temple

3.1 /5

747 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Believed to be built by Parashuram, the Lord Vishwanath temple in Uttarkashi houses the Kedar Khanda or Skanda Puran. Later, in 1857 Maharani Khaneti renovated the temple. The Shivlinga which is 60 cm tall and is 90 cm in circumference draws many Shiva devotees from across the country.

17. Gangotri National Park

17 out of 17
places to visit in Gangotri

Gangotri National Park is nestled in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, India. This National Park owes its name from the Gangotri Glacier. Challenging treks, crushed snow, beaten trails, whistling woods, and ruffled leaves add to the thrill of visiting this National Park. One will easily encounter some of the oldest settlements, the holiest pilgrimage of Hindus, and the source of river Ganga while traversing through the Park. Idyllically situated in the natural surroundings of the Garhwal region, this National Park is a famous high-altitude Wildlife Sanctuary of India. The grandeur of the glacial world and numberless coniferous trees define the charming vision of Gangotri National Park.

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