How to Reach Gangotri in 2024

“The fastest way to reach Gangotri is from Rishikesh to Gomukh; the distance is 117 km.”

Gangotri Dham can be reached by road, plane, train, or trekking. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, the nearest railway station is Rishikesh, and the nearest city is Uttarkashi. From these places, you can take a cab or a bus to reach Gangotri. Another way to get to Gangotri is by hiking through Gangotri National Park. It should be noted that Gangotri Dham is closed during the winter months due to heavy snowfall.

Gangotri Location: 30.98°N 78.93°E
Gangotri State: Uttarakhand
Gangotri District: Uttarkashi
Gangotri Elevation: 3,415 meters (11,200ft)
Gangotri Height: 3,100 meters (10,200ft)
Gangotri Temperature: 8°C
Gangotri Weather: Extreme Cold
Gangotri Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station
Gangotri Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Best Time to Visit Gangotri: May & June, September to November
Gangotri Temple Opening Date in Summer Season in 2024: 10th May 2024
Gangotri Temple Closing Date in Summer Season in 2024: 20th June 2024
Gangotri Dham Darshan Time Table: 6:10 am

Gangotri Dham is located in the magnificent town of Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand. The holy pilgrimage is located on the banks of River Bhagirathi and is cuddled by the Garhwal Mountains at a height of 3,100 meters. The beautiful place is flanked by snow-capped peaks with the most enchanting flow of Mother Ganga. The revered place is inhabited by 600 people residing downhill 19 km from Gangotri Glacier. To reach Gangotri Dham by train, bus, or flight from Delhi and reach the desired destinations, such as Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar, or you can avail of the Chardham Yatra by helicopter from Leisure India Holidays, which is the best Travel agent in India for Chardham Yatra that gives you comfortable Helipad services throughout the journey. Furthermore, Book the Chardham Yatra Package for VIP Travellers for all the luxurious facilities, comfort, and efficiency tailored for VIP travellers seeking a remarkable pilgrimage experience.

How to Reach Gangotri Dham

To reach Gangotri Dham, you can take it to Gangotri via rail, road, or Air. There’s also easy access to Dham by availing helicopter services, which are available from Dehradun to Harsil (the nearest helipad spot). However, if you are coming by road or train, you can either catch a bus or taxi to reach Gomukh, the starting point of the trek route. Get on to the 18 km trek on foot or hire a pony from Gomukh. From Rishikesh, Gomukh is located at a distance of 117 km. The nearest Railway Station to Gangotri is Rishikesh, with a distance of about 266 km, and the nearest airport from Gangotri is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Further, before you leave, check the best time to visit Chardham Yatra for weather conditions and other crowd conditions.

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Suppose you are coming from diverse directions of India, such as Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad. In that case, you need to reach Rishikesh first via Delhi. Also, we prefer the Chardham Yatra Route Map Guide for the shortest way to reach Gangotri Dham.

Let’s check out the best possible route to reach Gangotri Temple.

How to Reach Gangotri Dham by Road

How to reach Gangotri by Road: The Gangotri Dham is well-linked by accessible roadways that connect the major cities of Uttarakhand. Buses are easily available to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, or Srinagar from Delhi, ISBT Kashmiri Gate. You can also reach Gangotri Yatra by road by hiring a cab or taxi to go directly to the destination or the nearest point in Dham. Take the next Haridwar to Gangotri bus services via Uttarkashi or Gomukh, which is the nearest accessible route to Gangotri. Next, walk on the shortest Gangotri trek route of 18 km from Gomukh. You can either hire a pony or mule or be a part of devotees in Kawad Yatra trekking on foot.

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Start your Trip to Gangotri Yatra by road from Delhi NCR.

Gangotri Road Route
Distance 
Time 
Conveyance
Delhi – Rishikesh
238 km
5-6 hrs
Bus/ Taxi
Rishikesh – Uttarkashi
169 km
6 hrs
Bus/ Taxi
Uttarkashi – Gaumukh
65 km
7 hrs
Jeep/ Taxi
Gaumukh – Gangotri
18 km (Trek)
4 hrs
Trek by Foot

How to Reach Gangotri Dham by Train

How to reach Gangotri by Train: If you reside in any part of India, you need first to reach Delhi and start your Gangotri Yatra. The train route is the safest route to travel on; you can catch a train from Delhi either to Dehradun, Rishikesh, or Haridwar. After reaching the destination, catch a bus or hire a taxi to Uttarkashi or Gomukh because there are no train facilities for further trips. After reaching Gomukh, trek on foot or hire a mule or a pony. The trekking route to Gangotri passes from Gangotri National Park.

The Route of Gangotri Yatra by train starts from the Delhi Railway Station-

Gangotri Train Route
Distance 
Time 
Conveyance
Delhi – Rishikesh
238 km
5-6 hrs
Train
Rishikesh – Uttarkashi
169 km
6 hrs
Bus/ Taxi
Uttarkashi – Gaumukh
65 km
7 hrs
Jeep/ Taxi
Gaumukh – Gangotri
18 km (Trek)
4 hrs
Trek by Foot

How to Reach Gangotri Dham by Air

How to reach Gangotri Yatra by Air: The fastest way to reach Gangotri is by Air. You can start your journey by boarding a flight from Delhi Airport to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. Hire a cab to Sahastradhara Road and catch a short helicopter flight to Harsil (the nearest helipad center to Gangotri). From Harshil, catch a taxi or a sharable jeep to Gomukh and continue your journey by trekking to Gangotri Dham.

The Route of Gangotri Yatra by Air starts from the Delhi Airport-

Gangotri Air Route
Distance 
Time 
Conveyance
Delhi – Dehradun Airport
202 km
1 hr
Airplane
Dehradun AirportSahastradhara Road
30 km
57 mins
Taxi
Sahastradhara Road – Harsil
25 km
15 mins
Helicopter
Harsil – Gangotri
25 km
49 mins
Jeep/ Taxi

This way, you can plan an awe-inspiring trip to Gangotri Temple. You can make your trip easy and more comfortable by booking for Gangotri Yatra by helicopter with LIH.travel. You can avail of any mode of travel to reach Gangotri Dham that fits your budget. The journey to Gangotri Mandir is very adventurous, and the best time to visit Gangotri is during summer due to its pleasant weather from April to June and October to November. You can explore nearby best places to visit in Gangotri Yatra, such as Harsil, Jalmagna Shivlinga, or Guptkashi & Uttarkashi. Moreover, sightseeing will spellbind you with its natural charisma. With the gushing sound of River Ganga, take the best experience of trekking on the hinterlands of the Himalayas and get your Gangotri Yatra Registration done in advance.

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What else is there to do near Gangotri Dham?

Gangotri Dham is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. When visiting Gangotri Dham, there are many other attractions to see in that area. Here are some options:

  1. Gaumukh Glacier: The Gaumukh Glacier is a source of the Ganges and a famous hiking area.
  1. Tapovan: This is a high-altitude mountain meadow with breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  1. Kedar Tal: A beautiful high-mountain lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, located about 17 Km from Gangotri.
  1. Harsil: Harsil is a lovely community around 24 Km from Gangotri, famous for its apple orchards and natural beauty.
  1. Uttarkashi: Uttarkashi is a city located 99 Km from Gangotri, known for its ancient temples and beauty.
  1. Yamunotri: Another important Hindu pilgrimage site, about 200 Km from Gangotri.
  1. Nelong Valley: A beautiful valley about 50 Km from Gangotri, known for its animals and scenic splendour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How far is Gangotri from Kedarnath by Road?

The distance between Gangotri and Kedarnath by Road is around 408 Km.

Q. How far is Gangotri from Yamunotri?

The distance between Yamuntori and Gangotri is 227 Kilometers.

Q. How can I go to Gangotri from Haridwar?

There are no direct flights or trains from Haridwar to Gangotri. The road is the most convenient and cost-effective route to get from Haridwar to Gangotri. You can take a cab or bus from Harrawala to Gangotri.

Q. Is a Mobile network available in Gangotri?

Airtel has offered seamless 4G/3G/2G connectivity for pilgrims in Kedarnath, Haridwar, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Q. How to reach Gangotri from Rishikesh?

The distance between Rishikesh and Gangotri by road is around 270 Km. 

Q. How far is it from New Delhi to Gangotri National Park?

The distance between New Delhi and Gangotri National Park is 401 km.

 Q. What is the best time to visit Kedarnath?

The best time to visit Kedarnath is in the months of May & June and September & October.

 Q. What is the best time to visit Badrinath?

The best time to visit Badrinath is in the months of May & June and September & October.

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