The shrine of Gangotri is about 300-years-old and it was first built by the Gorkha commander Amar Singh Thapa. The temple was later renovated by Jaipur king in the 19th century. The most sacred of all rivers is the Ganga.The Ganga symbolizes purity. It washes away all sins. It is compared to a mother goddess which presides through all the stages of life: from birth to death.
BEST TIME TO VISIT GANGOTRI
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Gangotri is as given below. The best time to visit Gangotri is also specified.