The Gangotri Dham is a temple dedicated to river Ganges and Gangotri is considered the source of the Ganges, though the real origin is traced back to ''Gaumukh' glacier which is not accessible by road, and has adverse climate and terrain.
Touching the ice cold waters of river Ganga, here at her origin, one would wonder if it is the same waters that is crystal clear here, get dumped by industrial and human wastes to become the most polluted of rivers in the world. Revered as the goddess, for she really is, because the Ganges is the life giver to millions of lives in the northern plains of India!
The journey to the source of river Ganges, which is the source of life, is, sans doubt, a gratifying one! Then return to Uttarkashi, to get ready for a day long journey the next day, to Guptkashi!