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Address: Gangotri Village, Gangotri, India

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Temple on the bank of River Ganges

This temple is located on the bank of River Ganges. Ganges is referred to as Bhagirathi here. It's a white colored, beautiful temple having a mesmerizing idol of River Ganges... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This temple is located on the bank of River Ganges. Ganges is referred to as Bhagirathi here. It's a white colored, beautiful temple having a mesmerizing idol of River Ganges worshiped as female Goddess here. Even though the temple was a little crowded, the darshan didnot take much time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jai Ma Gange One of the Char dhaam of Uttarakhand devoted to Maa Ganga. Maa Ganga origins nearby from Gaumukh as river Bhagirathi which later merge with river Alaknanda at Devprayag and becomes River Ganga

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comparing with other chardham temples this one is very quiet. The temple is in the bank of river Ganges and has excellent view from there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Gangotri temple last year in May on the day of opening. The opening ceremony was simple yet full of surprises; it was a good insight into the local culture and beliefs. If you get there earlier than temple opening, then you will find Gangotri pretty much empty; you can enjoy the peace and tranquility.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small temple on the bank of River Bhagirathi dedicated to Goddess Ganga. The temple has beautiful enchanting statue of the Goddess. You get to see the snow capped mountains in the distant horizon. Beauty spread all around. It was quite enchanting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the bank of Ganges river (referred to as Bhagirathi here), Gangotri temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. River Ganges is personified as Goddess or Mother Ganges and worshipped here. The divinely life giving capacity of Mother Ganges is reverred here. The temple has a beautiful idol of Goddess Ganga. There are sculptures depicting the ascent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The temple dedicated to goddess Ganga is white and pure as Ganga. Well to be honest it's not here that Ganga is formed it's Bhagirathi that flows here and turns into Ganga when it merges with alakhnanda at Devprayag.. but the temple surrounded by mountains is a beauty.. make sure you book in the Garhwal mandal Vikas Nigam rest house... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Gangotri temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. Keep an eye out for the folk dances that take place every evening and also visit the river area after that for the Ganga Arti and watch people take a dip in glacier cold water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

As part of the final leg of our Char Dham yatra we visited Gangotri. Our vehicles dropped us off at the parking a little far away from the temple. We had to walk around 10 minutes to reach the temple. As soon as you get off the vehicle there are a lot of shops on either side of road. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We reached Gangotri at 5 pm after a 9 hour steady drive from Yamunotri. This was the last evening for the season as the temple shuts on Diwali and the idol is moved to another temple near Harsil in extreme winters. The temperature was -2 degree in night and 90% hotels and food joints had already shut down. the temple... More 

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