Gangori Uttarkashi welcomes visitors with the mesmerizing mountain landscapes and the Sangam of Bhagirathi and Assi Ganga river.
Uttarkashi is a holy town located in Uttrakhand and acts as a gateway to Char Dham yatra. It is one of the most picturesque towns in the Garhwal region and is known for unique vegetation, medicinal shrubs, and herbs. Just 6 km from Uttarkashi, village Gangori is located.
How to Reach Gangori?
From Rishikesh/Dehradun, one can easily reach Uttarkashi via NH3. From Rishikesh, it is around 170 km and takes around 5- 6 hours. Gangori is just 6kms away from the town of Uttarkashi. Highway road condition is perfect except for few patches, also avoid traveling during heavy rains as some patches are prone to landslide and stone falling. Here is the complete video of Homestay in Gangori, I stayed at
Top places to explore in and around Gangori
The town of Gangori is famous for the Sangam of Bhagirathi and Assi Ganga river. The village is located right into the valley, with both the rivers flowing parallel to the road. During the monsoon, the entire valley is covered in dense clouds and the place looks heavenly. There are many pathways created from where you can reach right at the Sangam point and enjoy nature. Assi Ganga river flows calmly and is aqua in color. While the Bhagirathi is quite fierce and looks muddy in color.
2. Gangori Bridge
Gangori bridge connects Gangotri, Maneri, Harsil, and several other villages. The bridge offers an amazing view of the Assi Ganga river. From both sides of the bridge, the start and end, there is a pathway to reach the river. The place is quite pleasant and peaceful during the early mornings.
3. Vimleshwar temple
Vimleshwar temple is around 12 km from Uttarkashi and can be reached by taxi or own vehicle. It’s an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a major attraction in Uttarkashi. From the parking area, you need to walk for around 10 mins uphill through the dense thick forest area, with huge flora and fauna.
4. Khedhi waterfall
Kehedhi waterfall is a must be explored when In Uttarkashi. This waterfall is on the way to Maneri from Gangori and is approx 9 km. It is a stunning reverse waterfall and during afternoons, you can also spot the rainbow right on the road itself.
5. Maneri Dam
It is a concrete dam built on the Bhagirathi river in Maneri. Due to lockdown, entry inside the dam was not permitted. However, you can get a complete view of the dam on the way, while driving towards the Khedhi waterfall. From this viewpoint, on your right will be Kedhi waterfall and on the left, you can spot the Maneri Dam.
Harsil is an unexplored and hidden gem of Uttrakhand. A Himalayan paradise, Harsil village is located on the bank of the Bhagirathi River, on the way to Gangotri. Time seems to be seized when in this poetic hill station, dotted with traditional houses and ancient temples. It is no doubt, a paradise for nature lovers as well as thrill-seekers with opportunities for trekking and hiking.
7. Nachiketa Taal Trek
Amid the dense forest of Oak and Pine, the Nachiketa taal trek is a lake on the Bhagirathi river. According to the Mythological stories, the lake was named after the son of Uddalak. Beside the lake, is a temple of Nag Devta, during Nagpanchmi villages visit this divine place. You can also meet a Sadhu living at the Nachiketa Lake, all alone and all by himself from last 40 to 50 years.
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