Gangotri National Park

Gangotri - Gaumukh Pedestrian Way
Uttarkashi, UK - 249135

Type: Parks
0135 274 6934
  • Amit Gulliya
    Amit Gulliya
  • vikash rawat
    vikash rawat
  • Neel Panwar
    Neel Panwar

Gangotri National Park, located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India, is a pristine wilderness area renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and spiritual significance. Encompassing an area of approximately 2,390 square kilometers, the park is part of the larger UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Named after the sacred river Ganges, which originates from the Gangotri Glacier within the park, Gangotri National Park is a haven for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and pilgrims alike. The park is characterized by its rugged terrain, snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, dense forests, and glistening rivers and streams, creating a picturesque setting that is unparalleled in its beauty.

Gangotri National Park is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including elusive species such as the snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, musk deer, and Himalayan black bear, as well as numerous bird species and smaller mammals. The park also serves as a vital habitat for several endangered and endemic species, making it of significant conservation importance.

In addition to its natural wonders, Gangotri National Park holds immense spiritual significance for Hindus, as it is believed to be the abode of the goddess Ganga. The park attracts thousands of pilgrims each year who visit the sacred Gangotri Temple, one of the Char Dham pilgrimage sites, located within its boundaries.

Visitors to Gangotri National Park can explore its pristine wilderness through trekking, camping, and wildlife-watching activities, immersing themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty and tranquility of the Himalayan landscape. It's important to note that the park has certain restrictions and regulations in place to preserve its delicate ecosystem, and visitors are advised to obtain necessary permits and follow responsible tourism practices during their visit.

This is the only park listed in Uttarkashi. You will find the exact location of Gangotri National Park on the map above. If you need any other information on Gangotri National Park that is not listed here, please call 0135 274 6934.

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