Important Places to see in Gangotri
The famous site nearby is the Gaumukh glacier, which is at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level. It is the geographical origin of the Ganges and is at a distance of 18 km from Gangotri uphill. The Ganges is called the Bhagirathi at this place. From Gangotri is Cheedvasa is at the distance of 28 kms. Bhojvasa, is at a distance of 22 km, and is an ideal camping site.
Nandanvan is a 6-km trekking route along the glacier and gives a glimpse of the Shivling. Across the Gangotri glacier is the Sylvan Tapovan, which is known for its verdure encircling the base of the Shivling peak. From here, one can go to Vasuki Tal, Kalindikhal, at a height of 5590 meters to reach Badrinath.
While going towards Uttarkashi, at a distance of 9 km from Gangotri, is the Bhairon Valley, at the confluence of the rivers Bhagirathi and Jat Ganga and is famous for its temple dedicated to Bhairavnath. Also on the same route is Dayara, at a distance of 90 km from Gangotri via Bhatwadi, which is a newly developed snow sports complex. At a distance of 53 km from Gangotri is the place known for its hot water springs, Gangnani, which is at an altitude of 1855 meters above sea level.
From Gangotri at a distance of 100 kms is the spot of Uttarkashi. It is known for its Vishwanath and Kuteti Devi temples. Maneri, at a distance of 108 km from Gangotri, is a powerful electricity station. At a distance of 18 km from Gangotri is Kedartal, which serves as a base camp. There is a nearby lake called Dodi Tal.
Harsil is 25 km from Gangotri and is at a height of 2620 meters above sea level. It is well known for its resorts. Sat Tal or the seven lakes is wonderful sight and is near the village Dharali (20 km).