Gangotri is a pilgrim hub and best known as place of origin of the sacred River Ganga. Owing to these specialties the place receives thousands of tourists on Gangotri tours. According to Indian mythology, the goddess Ganga manifested herself in the form of a river to wash the sins of the ancestors of the Bhagirath King. Then Lord Shiva received her into his matted hair locks to reduce the impact of her fall.
The tours to Gangotri will take travelers to the places of tourist attractions like Shrine of Gangotri. Set near the banks of the Bhagirathi River , the shrine is open from May to October after which the goddess is known to retreat to Mukhwa, her winter abode.
The other places of tourist attractions which you can see during travel to Gangotri are the Gangotri temple, Nandanvan Tapovan which gives panoramic views of the Shivling peak, Uttarkashi which has a number of temples, Kedar Tal which has an enchanting lake and is a base camp for trekking, Gaumukh the snout of the Gangotri glacier where many people walk on foot or ponies, Cheedvasa and Bhojvasa, Dayara Bugyal which is a beautiful meadow, Nachiketa Tal, Tehri and Narendranagar.
Gangotri tour package may include various trekking, mountaineering and rock climbing tours designed especially for the adventure lovers. During your tours to Gangotri, you can stay at the variety of accommodations available such as rest houses, moderate quality hotels and a PWD inspection bungalow.
There are also a few Dharamshalas and guesthouses providing accommodation at reasonable prices. Gangotri is well connected by road from Uttar Kashi, Rishikesh, and Tehri Garhwal. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Rishikesh, 26 km from Gangotri. So enjoy your Gangotri tours to experience best of nature and spirituality.