Gangotri Char Dham Tour

Gangotri Char Dham Tour, or Chota Char  Dham tour to be precise, consists of the tour of Gangothiri, in Utterkashi District of Uttarakhand or Utteranchal in India long with 3 other temples.

Chota Char Dham Tour which consists of Gangothri, Yamunothi, Kedarnath and Badrinath (‘Chota’ means ‘small’ in Indian language, Hindi).

Gangotri temple in Uttarakhand, India
Gangotri temple in Uttarakhand, India. Image courtesy – Wikimedia / Wikipedia

This pilgrimage tour  is considered as one of the most sacred Hindu Pilgrimage tours.  It is in the Himalayas, at an altitude of around 3100 meters above sea level. River Ganga or Bhagirathi originates here. It is at  a distance of 19 kilometers from Gangotri town, which can be trekked. It is part of the four pilgrimage centers of Chota Char Dham.

Char Dham Tour consists of visiting Badrinath, Dwarka temple,  Puri Jagannath Temple and Rameswaram temple.

Gangotri is seat of Gooddess Ganga, where Gangothri temple is located. There is a Submerged Shivlingam at here.

Purpose of Gangotri Char Dham Tour

Gangotri Char Dham Tour liberates you of your sins and leads you to salvation as per Hindu belief. Confluence of the River Ganga, River Yamuna (two physical rivers) and the invisible or mythic River Saraswati, three of the most sacred rivers, happens at Allahabad.

Taking a holy dip at the confluence of three holy rivers, ‘Triveni Sangam‘ at Prayag in Allahabad,  is considered most sacred. Allahabad is considered as a holy place for Hindus.  It is believed that taking a bath at Allahabad takes away your sins and absolve you of the your sins. It is a site where many immerse the ashes of their beloved ones, including that of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s ‘father of the nation’.

How Do I Go to Gangotri?

Rishikesh is the nearest railway station at around 250 kilometers distance. Haridwar Junction railway station is at around 245 kilometers away. New Delhi is at around 450 kilometers distance.

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun at around 260 kilometers distance, is the nearest airport.

Gangotri  is well connected by roads to Delhi, Rishikesh, Dehradun, etc.

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