Gangotri (Hindi गंगोत्री, Gangotri ) is a place in the district of Uttarkashi the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 3042 meters. In 2001, the city counted 606 inhabitants.

He is grouped around the temple dedicated to the Goddess Ganga. The Gurkha General Amar Singh Thapa had built it at the beginning of the 18th century. The shrine is closed on each day of the festival Divali lights and reopened in May. During this time, the image of the goddess the twelve- kilometer further downstream village Mukhba is kept near Harsil.

Gangotri with the Ganga Temple and the source of the Ganges is one of four stations on the legendary Char Dham pilgrimage route (literally the four residences ).

The Ganges originates as Bhagirathi and is only ( to only 472 meters above sea level ) from Devprayag, where he joins the Alaknanda, the Ganges ( Ganga ). The source of the holy river is at about 4,000 meters above sea level at Gaumukh and can be reached only on foot on an 18 -kilometer trek from Gangotri from. Gaumukh in German means " mouth of the cow "; The name is due to the glacial cave from which the river.