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Gangotri Temple in Gangotri

Gangotri, the origin of the River Ganges and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The original Gangotri Temple was built by the Gorkha general Amar Singh Thapa. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (the Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets the Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier, and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri.

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Location:
Gangotri
Uttarakhand, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Altitude / Height:
10025 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
30.9944145°N, 78.9413273°E
Distance from Gangotri to Gangotri Temple
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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016