Places near Gangotri
If you are travelling to Gangotri, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places which can be visited as a day trip from Gangotri. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Gangotri more memorable.
Uttarkashi: Perched at an elevation of 1,352mts above sea level, Uttarkashi is at a distance of 93kms from Gangotri. Uttarkashi is a picturesque spot well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Situated on the banks of the holy Bhagirathi Rive, Uttarkashi houses one of the reputed mountaineering institutes of India i.e. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
Dodi Tal: This mysterious lake is situated at an elevation of 3,307mts above sea level surrounded by dense forests of Deodar, oak and rhododendrons and according to mythology Lord Ganesha was born at the banks of this lake. The pristine water of this lake is the home of endangered Himalayan Golden Trouts and many other fishes. The depth of this lake is still unknown. The 18km trek to Dodi Tal commences from Agoda and is considered as one of the best treks of Uttarakhand.
Kedartal: Kedar Tal can be reached after a difficult trek of 14kms which starts from Gangotri. the lake holds crystal clear icy cold water with reflection of snow capped Himalayan peaks. The maximum elevation that you will encounter en-route Kedar Tal is astonishing 4,912mts above sea level. The lake is perched at an elevation of 4,225mts above sea level with the majestic Thalaysagar Peak providing captivating scenery.
Gangnani: Situated 47kms before Gangotri, Gangnani is popular for its natural thermal springs. People take a dip in this natural hot water spring before heading towards Gangotri.
Harsil: It is one of the hidden jewels of Uttarakhand offering ample scope for nature and adventure lovers. Harsil is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River at an elevation of 2,620mts above sea level. The distance from Gangotri to Harsil is 21kms and You can plan a short and easy trek to Sattal from Harsil.