Places to Visit Near Gangotri Temple Uttarakhand

Gangotri Temple in Uttarakhand is one the Char Dham pilgrimage sites in Himalayas. Gangotri Temple built on the banks of River Bhagirathi is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Below mentioned are some of the important places to visit near Gangotri Temple.

Tourist Attractions near Gangotri Temple


Gaumukh glacier is an important pilgrimage destination situated at an altitude of 4200 m above sea level. Gaumukh is the source of the river Ganges and hence is visited by majority of the devotees visiting Gangotri Temple. Gaumukh is about 18 km from Gangotri uphill.


Kedar Tal, also known as Shiva's lake, is a beautiful glacial lake located at an altitude of 4,750 meters. Kedartal is about 18 km from Gangotri and is a popular trekking destination. This most beautiful lake of Garhwal Himalaya region is the source of Kedar Ganga.

Picture of Jhanvi River at Bhaironghati near Gangotri Temple Uttarakhand


Bhaironghati is a scenic forested stopover which abodes a small temple of Bhairon. The bridge over the Jhanvi River at Bhairon Ghati is said to be the highest in Asia. Bhaironghati is just 10 km from Gangotri.

Bhavishya Badri Temple

Bhavishya Badri Temple, located around 17 km east of Joshimath, is another holy site located nearby. The temple is dedicated to Narasingha or Narasimha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed in future all the routes to the present Badrinath Temple will be unapproachable and at that time Lord Badrinath will be worshipped at Bhavishya Badri Temple, hence this place is also known as Bhavishya or Future Badri.


Nandanvan is a 6 km trekking route along the glacier, which gives a stunning view of the Shivalinga. Sylvan Tapovan is seen across the Gangotri glacier, which is known for its greenness surrounding the base of the Shivalinga peak.


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