By : Ankita SinghMarch 7th 2019
Gangotri Temple opens on 07 May 2019 and closes on 28 October 2019. Gangotri Temple is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and is a part of Char Dham Yatra. Located at a height of 3,100 meters above sea level, Gangotri experiences harsh weather conditions due to heavy snowfall in the winters. As a result, the temple remains closed during winters and opens its doors for the devotees in the spring season.
Gangotri Yatra starts from Haridwar, around 300 km from Gangotri Temple. After a holy bath in Ganga water and performing Puja at Har ki Pauri, which literally means footsteps of Lord Shiva, commences the holy journey to Gangotri, the origin of River Ganga.
The usual Gangotri Yatra route is Haridwar - Uttarkashi- Harsil- Gangotri - Uttarkashi- Rishikesh - Haridwar. Haridwar taxi service providers dealing in Char Dham Tours offer all-inclusive Gangotri Yatra Packages too. Book your Ganga Yatra Package well in advance to avoid last minute hassles.