Gangotri Distance Chart

Gangotri Distance Chart


Descended from Heaven, Gangotri is one of the most sacred rivers in India, originating from the Gangotri glacier. Nestled among the lofty Garhwal Himalayas, it is one of the highest pilgrimage sites in India, offering excellent vistas. An exquisite temple with a 20-feet high structure is dedicated to the goddess Ganga, which thousands of pilgrims visit yearly. As the devotees come from different parts of the world (specifically from India), one of the most obvious questions they ask is the Gangotri Distance from their respective cities.


Hence, we have compiled a Gangotri Distance Chart that gives you an idea of the distance between Gangotri and significant cities in India.



Gangotri Distance Final Chart


Uttarkashi to Gangotri 97 kms
Dehradun to Gangotri300 kms
Tehri to Gangotri167 kms
Delhi/NCR to Gangotri52 Kms
Dharasu to Gangotri125 Kms
Rishikesh to Gangotri249 kms
Yamunotri to Gangotri232 kms
Mussorie to Gangotri250 kms



Gangotri Distance Chart from Other Cities


Pune to Gangotri1950 km
Nagpur to Gangotri1490 km
Chennai to Gangotri2648 km
Jaipur to Gangotri780 km
Ahemdabad to Gangotri1450 km
Patna to Gangotri1300 km
Lucknow to Gangotri768 km
Amritsar to Gangotri588 km
Bangalore to Gangotri2606 km
Surat to Gangotri1616 km



Harshil is the nearby destination where you will board the helicopter to head for Gangotri. The best part of aerial traveling is that you can complete your Gangotri visit in just 1 day. 



Gangotri History


 According to Hindu Legends, Ganga is the most sacred river Lord Shiva releases from his locks to descend the most sacred river on earth - The Ganges. It originated at Gaumukh in Gangotri Glacier, which is 19km away from Gangotri. You can reach here by trekking. 

It is considered one of the vital Dham in Chota Char Dham Yatra. King Bhagirath worshipped Lord Shiva to request mother Ganga to descend on the earth. Located at an altitude of 3048 mts, it is plushly located in the northern part of Uttarkashi District. 


Bhagirath Shila and Pandava Gufa are the two prominent places near Gangotri Temple. At the same time, Bhagirath Shila is the sacred rock where King Bhagirath is believed to pray to Lord Shiva to descend the river Ganga. At Pandava Gufa, it is believed that Pandavas rested and meditated while on their way to routing Kailash. 



More About Gangotri Temple


According to legends, Goddess Ganga descended on earth on the prayers of King Bhagiratha to absolve the sins of his predecessors and to serve him the penance for several centuries. Hinduism strongly believes that performing ancestral rites on the banks of Bhagirathi sets their ancestors free from rebirth, and the holy dip in waters cleans all their sins in the present and past birth.


In May, on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, Gangotri Temples opens every year. And on the holy day of Bhai Dooj (two days after Diwali), the doors for Gangotri Temple close for the next 6 months. The Idol of Goddess Ganga is shifted to Mukhba Village during the winter, who consider Goddess Ganga, their daughter.



Frequently Asked Questions


How Many Kilometres in Gangotri?


Gangotri has stretched around 18km and passes through the Gangotri National Park. You have an option to trek or hire ponies. It is worth noting that Gangotri is not a challenging trek and is well-connected with the significant places of Uttarakhand. 



Is Gangotri Temple Accessible by Car?


Gangotri has excellent connectivity with road and rail networks. You can easily reach Gangotri temple by hiring a cab/taxi or by driving down the Gangotri Temple. 



How Far is Gangotri From Yamunotri?


The distance between Gangotri and Yamunotri is around 227 km. However, the aerial distance between Gangotri and Yamunotri stands at 46 km. The nearest airport for both Gangotri and Yamunotri dhams is Jolly Grant, Dehradun. 



How Can I go to Gangotri from Haridwar?


 You can hire a taxi from Haridwar to Gangotri, which are far apart, around 300 kms. Sharable jeeps and buses are the other options, but they take more time than usual to reach Gangotri from Haridwar. 



Can We Stay At Gangotri?


Yes! A sufficient number of Dharamshalas, Hotels and lodges are open to visitors in Gangotri Dham. In season, we recommend opting for at least 10 days booking as due to rush you might not be able to secure accommodation in time.



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