The ideal place to worship God, and also a location to quench the thirst for adventure, Gangotri is the origin of the River Ganges. Gangotri attracts loads of tourists every year.The enchanting nature and the mystical aura around this place have left people mesmerized. There is a supernatural touch attached with this place.
How to Reach Gangotri
Gangotri is located in the heart of the Himalayas. As per the popular belief this is the origin of the sacred river the Ganges, which lends the place its sanctity. The place has extra ordinary natural beauty too.
It is not very easy to reach here high in the Himalayas. At an altitude of 3048 mtrs The austere landscape poses daunting challenges to the adventure seekers. But when is it that challenges have barred the travelers from reaching a place on earth !!
The nearest airport from Jolly Grant in Dehradun. Dehradun is the capital city in Uttaranchal. Quite a few airlines operate regular flights connecting Dehradun to various other cities in north India.
Gangotri does not have a rail station of its own. The nearest rail station is located in Haridwar, which linked to cities like Kolkata (Howrah), Mumbai, Delhi and Lucknow.
The best option to reach Gangotri is by road. A network of roads connects Gangotri to Rishikesh, which is again linked to Dehradun, Delhi.
Shopping in Gangotri
Gangotri is not a destination where you can shop till you drop. Lively markets bulging with traditional handicrafts and antiques are conspicuous by their absence in the remote wilderness of Gangotri.
But returning from a tour to Gangotri without shopping in Gangotri may sound impossible if you were a true shopaholic.
Dehradun, being the capital city of Uttaranchal, has bustling market where you would find a variety of items from all corners of the region.
The main handicraft in this region is woodcarving. The woodcrafts make for great souvenirs for your Uttaranchal tour.
Check out woolen products, Paintings, Ornaments while shopping in Dehradun. The fragrant Basmati rice is also a popular item for shopping in Dehradun.
There are numerous shopping outlets, some run by the government while others are private, to substitute for the lack of shopping opportunity in Gangotri.
Last Updated on : 09/10/2013