Gangotri Tour Package
Gangotri known as one of the sources of Holy River Ganga (Ganges) at Uttarakhand, and one of the important Char Dham pilgrimage in Hindu Religion. Ganga river is the longes and most sacred river in the world comes from “Gaumukh Glacier” which is located 19 km away from Gangotri temple. Situated at 99 km from Uttrarkashi, at height of 3140 meters. A shrine dedicated to the Goddess was built some 250 years ago by Amar Bahadur Thapa, the Gorkha Commander.
The temple was constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander Amar Sigh Thapa. The existing temple is said to be the one reconstructed by the Jaipur dynasty. Every year thousands of pilgrims through the sacred shrine between May & October. The Pujaris & brahmins are from the village of Mukhwa. The water from Gangotri is carried to offer to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this water has amrit (nectar) in it and will soothe the throat of Shiva who gulp the poison.