Gangotri is the source of Ganga as Bhagirathi river.
Location : Uttar Pradesh
Altitude : 3042 mts.
Climate : Summer – Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winter – Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero
Best Season : April to November
Gangotri is at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level. It is on the northernmost part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is very near the Indo-Tibetan border. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi. The summers are relatively cool and winters are freezing cold, with rains in the months of May and June. For the devotees and tourists, the gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November.