Latest posts by George Thiruvilakalayil George (see all)
- Sardar Sarovar Dam, Gravity Dam - September 17, 2017
- Kangra Fort - September 10, 2017
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India - September 4, 2017
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.
Gangotri Tour is among one of the most sacred Hindu Pilgrimage tours of the Himalayas at 3100 meters above sea level, where River Ganga or Bhagirathi originates which is at a distance of 19 kilometers from Gangothti town which can be trekked. It is part of the four pilgrimage centers of Chota Char Dham.
Gangotri is seat of Gooddess Ganga, where Gangothri temple is located. There is a Submerged Shivlingam here in Gangotri.
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 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 Mahatma Gandhi, India’s ‘father of the nation’.
How do I to Go to Gangotri?
Rishikesh is the nearest railway station at 250 kilometers distance from Gangotri. Haridwar Jn is at 245 kilometers away. New Delhi is at 450 kilometers away from Gangotri.
Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun at 260 kilometers distance is the nearest airport to Gangotri.
Gangotri is well connected by roads to Delhi, Rishikesh, Dehradun, etc.