Gangotri Faqs

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FAQs. for Gangotri Dham

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A. Gangotri is one of the most important pilgrim centres in India, attracting millions of pilgrims in a year. The doors of the Gangotri shrine are opened for pilgrim darshan on every April-May in accordance with the special day of Akshay Tritiya. The holy shrine after Diwali and Bhai Dooj closes at the end of the festival celebrations. The coldest months see Gangotri shutting down for the winter, making it inaccessible to pilgrims for six months.
A. Gangotri is the one holding the honour of being the mother of holy river Ganga, which is considered as a sacred river in Hinduism. The river Ganga flows through the center of the nation and gives life to human beings. It gives special honour to the Gangotri Dham because of how it is closely linked with the glory of the mythical Ganga River. In the Hindu religion, the river Ganges is considered a mother and called as Maa Ganga, the Goddess Ganga. As the legends state, it runs through the hair of Lord Shiva and it acquires medicinal properties due to this.
A. Gangotri Temple darshan hours are from 06: From 03:00 PM to 09:30 PM in the day, and in the morning from 15 AM to 02:00 PM.
A. During April to May and October-November Gangotri Dham is open and there is large number of flows of pilgrimage in these months. The months from May to June, September and October can be considered as some of the best ones that make great sense in visiting Gangotri. Gangotri should not be visited by pilgrims during the monsoon season.
A. In summer months, from May to September, the weather in Gangotri is hot and moderate and it is perched at a good height near the frozen expanse of the Gangotri glacier. In this season, the area is treated with mid to heavy rainfall brought about by monsoon. The winters in Gangotri are clouded with heavy snowfall.
A. In order to visit Gangotri or any of the Chardhams located in Uttarakhand, registration is a must. All pilgrims has to go through the registration process, which can be done through online or it can be done in offices in many places. The registration is not required to pay any charge and can be made at counters in Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, and Gangotri. It should therefore be preferable to register sooner rather than later through an online or in person registration.
A. Yes, Gangotri Dham can be safely visited through Uttarkashi, as it is well-connected by road and attracts a significant number of pilgrims during the yatra season each year. However, the pilgrim turnout tends to decrease during the monsoon season due to rain.
A. The available accommodation facilities in Gangotri are limited to small hotels. Pilgrims can also opt for hotels at Uttarkashi, Gangnani, and Harsil, which are a few kilometers from Gangotri Dham.
A. Gangotri Dham is open for 6 months and during the yatra season, tents, hotels and restaurants are meanwhile put together. These institutions are also dhabas providing vegetarian items such as Parantha, Dal, Roti, Sabji, Chawal, Maggi, and so on.
A. Yes, the destination is accessible by road to which pilgrims can travel either in a car or a bike. Yet, it should be noted that care should be taken, especially during monsoon season because sometimes landslide may happen and may obstruct the way up to Gangotri.
A. Gangotri Dham is a very conveniently located place to be if you are to travel from Haridwar or, even, from Delhi. There are regular yatra buses which go Haridwar to Gangotri or one can travel by local or roadways bus services to Uttarkashi and then journey by taxi. Gangotri is 290 kms from Haridwar and 508 kms from Delhi. The nearest railhead that allows reaching Gangotri is Haridwar. There are connecting flights from the domestic airport situated Jolly Grant in Dehradun every hour, which is located 270 kms away from Gangotri. Pilgrims traveling from Haridwar can either board a bus to Gangotri or opt to hire a car for the trip.
A. It is not complicated to go to the destination independently, and Gangotri provides comfortable accommodation facilities. Customers can also travel by a bus to Gangotri from the Haridwar bus station or find cost effective options by hiring a taxi. Another option is to hail a cab or book a Gangotri tour package on!

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