Gangotri Tourism & Travel Guide

This is a Hindu pilgrim town that serves as the origin of the revered Ganges and has lots of mythological stories surrounding it. Gangotri sits atop the banks of the river Bhagirathi and one can reach here through buses operating regularly from Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The place is primarily known for the Gangotri Temple and treks, the most renowned one being the one to Gaumukh glacier, the second largest in the country. Others treks include those to Nandavan, Mt. Shivling and to Kedar Tal and Vasuki Tal, which have crystalline lakes that are bound to take your breath away. Another recreational activity you can include in this mountainous expedition is fishing at Dodi Tal, which is home to the famous Himalayan trouts. The picturesque lake also has log cabins surrounding it for the purpose of resting and camping. Although bereft of any specific places to eat, the town has a plethora of tea and maggi stalls all around and tourist rest houses, where one can eat.

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NH34, Gangotri, Uttarakhand 249135, भारत
i started early bcoz i have to reach Dehradun as early as possible. In night it is not safe to travel in Hills. But on m way to Dehradun, I encountered with a strong storm. It was so strong that it blown a bridge away.
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Simla is the capital and the largest city of the northern India state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala being the other capital. Shimla is also a district which is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttarakhand in the south-east, and Solan and Sirmaur. Sitting majestically above the lush plains, the British designated the town as the summer capital of India. The higher terrains of the town reflect this British connection, embodied by its buildings, built in the Victorian style, while the lower slopes are occupied with Indian bazaars and restaurants. The nearest broad gauge head is at Kalka - a four- to seven-hour journey from Delhi. After that, take the mountain train from Kalka to Shimla. This railway track has recently been granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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