Gangotri Dham
Gnagotri Dham

Gangotri Dham Overview

Altitude: 3,100 metres (10,200 ft)
Coordinates: 30.98°N 78.93°E
District: Uttarkashi
Region:  West Garhwal
State: Uttarakhand
Date built: N/A
Creator: Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa
Temple Opens: Akshaya Tritiya
Temple Closes: One day after Bhaidooj
Distance from Delhi to Gangotri: 493 km (approx.)
Distance from Rishikesh to Gangotri: 269 km (approx.)
Distance from Dehradun to Gangotri: 242 km (approx.
Best time to visit: April to June
The temperature in summers: 6°C to 25°C
The temperature in winters: -5°C to 10°C
Places to visit near The Gangotri Temple: Bhagirath Shila, Pandava Gufa, Gaumukh, Gangotri National Park, Jalmagna Shivlinga, Dharali, Kalindi Khal Trek, Ekadash Rudra Temple, Gangnani, Gaumukh, Gyaneshwar Temple, Kuteti Devi Temple, Nachiketa Tal, Nandanvan, Submerged Shivling, etc.

Gangotri Dham is situated at an elevation of 3100 meters above sea level in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. The Alaknanda River originates from here which later on after confluence with Bhagirathi in Devprayag known as Ganga River. Every year many in a number of travellers come here to visit this pious place and get the blessings of Maa Ganga. The origin of the holy river Ganga is from Gomukh Glacier which is just a few km away from Gangotri Dham.

The Temple is one of the four temples of Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand and posses its own importance for the devotees. Gangotri Town has a population of around 606 people wherein 60% Males and 40% Females are there.

It is believed that the temple was built by Nepalese General Amar Thapa.

The Routes:

Delhi to Gangotri Driving Directions:

Distance: 518.6 Km.

1.Head east on Rajpath towards Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg0.9 km
2.Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Janpath Rd0.3 km
3.At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Dr Rajendra Prasad Rd0.6 km
4.At Panchamukhi Chowk, take the 4thexit onto Ashoka Rd0.4 km
5.Slight left onto C – Hexagon/India Gate Cir0.2 km
6.Keep right to stay on C – Hexagon/India Gate Cir0.4 km
7.Slight left onto Purana Quila Rd

Pass by Patiala House Ct (on the left)

0.6 km
8.Turn right onto Mathura Rd

Go past the petrol station (on the left)

0.3 km
9.Turn left onto Bhairon Marg

Pass by National Science Centre (on the left in 550 m)

1.1 km
10.Turn right onto NH 441.3 km
11.Keep left to continue on AH20.3 km
12.Turn left onto Delhi – Meerut Expy/Gurjar Samrat Mihir Bhoj Marg0.5 km
13.Keep right to continue on Delhi – Meerut Expy/Gurjar Samrat Mihir Bhoj Marg/Nizamuddin Bridge

Continue to follow Delhi – Meerut Expy

6.9 km
14.Keep right to stay on Delhi – Meerut Expy

Pass by UP tax (on the left)

1.4 km
15.Take the exit towards Raj Nagar Extension Elevated Rd0.4 km
16.Continue onto Raj Nagar Extension Elevated Rd9.5 km
17.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto NH9

Pass by Quantum Residency (on the left in 4.5 km)

6.4 km
18.Slight right to stay on NH930 m
19.Turn left onto NH34

Pass by Punjab National Bank (on the left in 3.0 km)

9.4 km
20.Continue straight to stay on NH34

Go past the petrol station (on the right in 1.2 km)

2.6 km
21.Turn left onto Upper Ganga Canal Rd

Pass by Muradnagar Police Post (on the right)

61.6 km
22.Turn left at GT Rd3.6 km
23.Turn right onto NH334

Partial toll road

Pass by Lohan Agri Equipment (on the right in 15.7 km)

79.5 km
24.Slight right towards NH3340.2 km
25.Continue onto NH334

Pass by R.N Motors (on the right in 2.7 km)

14.9 km
26.Continue onto Jwalapur Main Rd

Pass by Jatileshwar Mahadev Mandir (on the right in 350 m)

0.4 km
27.Turn right towards NH3340.4 km
28.Turn left at the 1st cross street onto NH3343.1 km
29.At Roorki public school, NH334 turns left and becomes NH334

Pass by Madhuban Ashram, Times Of India, Haridwar, Uttarakhand (on the left in 900 m)

2.1 km
30.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on NH334

Pass by Taxi service (on the left)

0.6 km
31.NH334 turns left and becomes NH34

Pass by the bridge (on the right in 2.4 km)

16.9 km
32.Turn left at Royal Medicose to stay on NH34

Pass by Namaste India Resturant (on the right in 700 m)

19.9 km
33.Keep right4.9 km
34.Turn right onto NH34

Pass by Hotel Kamalpusp (on the left in 10.3 km)

42.7 km
35.Sharp left at Hotel Dhanjeet palace to stay on NH34

Pass by Mastwal Jewellers (on the right in 22.7 km)

203 km


Haridwar to Gangotri Route:

Haridwar>>Rishikesh>>NarendraNagar>>New Tehri>> Chinyalisour>>Dharasu>>Dunda Range>>Nakuri>>Genwala>>Matli>>Uttarkashi>>Ladari>>Bhatwari>>Salang>>Gangnani>>Sunagar>>Purali>>Harsil>>Bagori>>Bharali>>Dharali>>Bhairoghati>>Gangotri

Dehradun to Gangotri Route:

Dehradun>>Lacchiwala>>Doiwala>>Rishikesh>>Narendra Nagar>>Agarkhal>>Sweer>>Chamba>>Kirgani>>Kandikhal>>Barnoli>>Dang>>Syansu>>Cham>>Bhenti>>Chinyalisour>>Dharasu>>Dunda Range>>Nakuri>>Genwala>>Matli>>Uttarkashi>>Ladari>>Bhatwari>>Salang>>Gangnani>>Sunagar>>Purali>>Harsil>>Bagori>>Bharali>>Dharali>>Bhairoghati>>Gangotri


Hotels in Gangotri


NameCost Per NightDistance from the TempleAddressContact NumberBooking Link
Hotel ManishaNot Available400 mtr.Near Bus Stand
Gangotri Dham, Uttarakhand
094120 27676Book Now
Ganga Guest HouseNot Available19 mtr.Gangotri, UttarakhandGoogle DirectionsCall to Book
GMVN Tourist LodgeNot


400 mtr.Gangotri, Uttarakhand095680 06669Book Now
Shiv Ganga PalaceNot Available600 mtr.Gangotri, Uttarkashi+91-94111 84338Call to Book


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