Gangotri Temple is situated on the banks of the River Bhagirathi. The temple, perched at an elevation of 3200 m above sea level, is dedicated to the River Goddess Ganga. This is the highest and one of the prominent temples of the Goddess Ganga in the country. The present shrine was built in the 18th century by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gorkha General. It remains closed during the winters because of heavy snowfall. There are several ashrams that are located close to this temple, which offer accommodation facilities to tourists.
Gangnani, a town located in Gangotri, is an ideal destination for visitors who are spiritually inclined. This place serves as a perfect place for meditation. Those looking for peace of mind can spend quality time here. The beautiful view of the mountains and the pleasant atmosphere here attracts the nature lovers from far-flung areas. Rishikund is a famous thermal water spring that is situated at this place and devotees take a bath in this kund before visiting the Gangotri Temple. Bhatwari is another beautiful place near Gangnani. It is a temple dedicated to Parasara, the famous sage and the father of Veda Vyas.