Highlights near Uttarkashi

The Source of the Ganga

Find an excellent driver for the treacherous road to Gangotri and only go in the dry season. Find a guide to take you to some of the local caves occupied by swamis. Meditate with them. Dunk your head in the Ganga for purification. Buy a small plastic bottle to take some of the river home. Wherever you stay it will be freezing cold at night and there is no hot water. Bring long underwear, hand and feet warmers and down jackets if you are there in October. Perhaps take the trek to the glacier at 11,000 feet by foot or donkey. Meditate as much as you can because you will have to take that same treacherous road back down the mountain!

Discuss: Want to know more? Ask about or comment on this Highlight!

Gangotri National Park

Nanda Devi National Park
Hemkunt Marag, Pagrasu, Uttarakhand 246443, India
Staticmap?key=aizasycfr xpzmln9k22jlspjbt0xbwg3gq2qi0&center=30.766614, 78.79625499999997&size=312x200&sensor=false&markers=size: small|color:red|30.766614, 78