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
Me any my bullet was so excited for this unforgottable journey. i started early tomorrow at 6:00 am for Gangotri. There was so peace, calm, nature beauty everywhere without the hustle and bustle of city. i was feeling so exicited while riding my bullet on Highway. Beautiful roads thanks & a big salute to the BRO for doing this fantastic work. By reaching to Harshil, a beautiful valley . i fell in love with this place. Scent of deodar trees everwhere. Most Beautiful Hill Station, Nature lover will love this place.
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Once known as Shyamala, synonymous with Goddess Kali, Shimla has been a summer retreat long before India even gained independence. This famous hill station similarly has a lot of places and things to see untouched by time. For instance, take a vintage joy ride from Kalka station to Shimla in a charming toy train that will take you through towering Deodars, hills and villages. Shimla truly comes alive during winters when a blanket of snow covers it all over making every nook and corner gleam and glisten. One such place is the ice skating rink (natural ice) near Lakkar Bazaar that opens from November to December. More winter sports include skiing, which can be enjoyed 21 km from Shimla in Kufri. Adventure activities such as rafting at Tattapani or a trek to Shali Tibba and Pabbar Valley are also worthwhile experiences. If you are fond of haunted stories and interested in having your own spooky adventure, you'll love Shimla. A lot of people including the renowned Rudyard Kippling (in 'My Own True Ghost Story) have written various eerie stories set around Shimla. A place known most for giving many people the jeepers-creepers is the Charleville Mansion. Another time travelling portal is the antique bookstore, Marina Brothers, located on Mall Road, which is truly a reader and collector's paradise. There are many luxury and budget hotels here, meaning you'll never fall short of options. Popular places to eat include Wake & Bake, Ashiana, Cecil and Minchy's that serve commendable Indian and multi-cuisine dishes and delicious gourmet food.


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