Gangotri, the picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas, nestling amidst deodar forests is worshipped by Hindus
Gangotri, the picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas, nestling amidst deodar forests is worshipped by Hindus as the source of their most sacred river, Ganga. At a distance of 105 kms from the town of Uttarkashi, Gangotri is the spiritual source of the river, while its actual source is the ice cave of Gomukh, 18 kms up the Gangotri glacier. Here, Ganga is known as Bhagirathi, named after the ancient king Bhagirath who prayed to bring her down from the heavens. The other major tributary, Alaknanda, emerges from glacial waters near Badrinath and joins the Bhagirathi further down at Devprayag to become the magnificent Ganga.
Camps on the circuit is chosen in such a way that one is able to reach in time from one camp to another and still gets some time to rest and relax for nest days journey. The convenient location makes it extremely easily accessible from Shrine as well as the nearest town.
Facilities offered here:
Parking (Complimentary)RestaurantExtra Mattress (On Request)Luggage Storage4+More Amenities
The experience was lovely. The location was ideal and the staff were really cordial. The food was very fresh and tasty. The apple picking activity was very good and I feel this stay is a perfect value for money deal.