Gangotri is situated at altitude of 3048 meters above sea level in the Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand state. Located on the banks of the holy Bhagirathi River, Gangotri is one of the Char Dham of Uttrakhand. Submerged Shivling: There is a natural rock Shivling in Gangotri submerged under water which can be easily seen when winters are on their way as the water level decreases during that time. According to myths and legends this was the place where Lord Shiva sitting when he received Ganga in his matted locks.
Gangotri is the highest and the most important temple of Goddess Ganga. Gangotri is a small town centered around the Gangotri temple of Goddess Ganga. The present remple of Gangotri was built by Amar Singh Thapa, Gorkha General in the ealy 18th century. The origin of Bhagirathi River, Gaumukh is 18kms from Gangotri and one must coverthe distance by foot. Gangotri scenic vistas of rugged terrains, gushing water of Bhagirathi River and snow clad peaks. The place holds great importance amongst Hindus. Gangotri remains opened from May and get closed on the day of Diwali festival. Gangotri temple remains closed during winters as the region is prone to heavy snowfall.
The holy temple of Gangotri is a comfortable day trip from Nelangana Resorts, harsil.
Distance from the lodge: 19kms