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Gangotri National Park

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About Gangotri National Park

One of the famous high-altitude Wildlife Sanctuaries India, the Gangotri National Park is idyllically situated in the natural surroundings of Uttarkashi. The national park falls under the bio-geographical zone and proudly sits at an altitude of 1,800 meters to 7,083 meters above sea level. It is lavishly spread over an area of 2,390 square km. 

One of the major attractions is the Gaumukh glacier, the origin of river Ganges which is located inside the park.

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Opening and Closing Dates of Gangotri National Park for 2021

Gangotri National Park was closed on the 30th November 2020 for five months of this winter session for all the tourists. The park will be open for tourists on 1 April 2021 for this summer season.

The park is named after the Gangotri glacier which drains into holy river Ganga nourishing the entire human race. River Bhagirathi also flows through the park sustaining the animal and bird species of the region.

Flora-Fauna in Gangotri National Park

The Gangotri National Park is enveloped by dense coniferous forests that are mostly temperate. The vegetation consists of pine, deodar, fir, spruce, oak and rhododendrons that outline the entire region. The region experiences a suitable climate which is great for some of the rare animal species to thrive such as snow leopards, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep or Bharal, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Monal, Koklass, and the Himalayan Snowcock.

The park also boasts of the 150 bird species and about 15 species of mammals. It also nests Himalayan Barbet, Ibex, Tiger, Thar, Serow, Pheasants, Partridges, Doves, Pigeons, Parakeet, Bulbul, etc.

Staying in Gangotri National Park

At Uttarkashi, you’ll find several cheap hotels along the route 108. You will get a homely feel at these hotels without spending much. These hotels are an ideal retreat for the travelers who want to rejuvenate after long treks.

History of Gangotri National Park

The Gangotri National Park lavishly sprawling over 1,553 sq. km was established in the year 1989 in the upper catchment of the Bhagirathi river in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

Best time to visit Gangotri National Park

One can plan a trip to Gangotri National Park any day but the suitable time to visit this sanctuary is from April to October.

Latest News & Updates from Gangotri National Park

22 March 2021: Gangotri National Park will be opened from 1st April 2021 for tourists. The park administration reviewed the arrangements for the Gangotri-Gomukh trek.

High Himalayan Gangotri - Kalindi - Badrinath trek Indo China-based Nelang along with dozens of icebergs and the origin of the Ganges Gomukh, Gangotri National Park has been a center of attraction for visitors over the years due to the presence of tourist places like Tapovan, etc.

Gangotri National Park Photo Gallery

Himalayan Blue Sheep in Gangotri National Park
Bharal in Gangotri National Park
View of Bhairoon Ghati (near Gangotri).
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What is Gangotri National Park famous for?

Gangotri National Park is famous among tourist as Treks, Valleys, Gaumukh, Tapovan, Expeditions, Adventure, Himalayas, Mountaineering, Peaks.

Gangotri National Park is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Bird Watching, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Wildlife Tourism.

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