Gangotri is a beautiful religious site for the Hindus, is the best place for various adventure sports as well. This ancient place has mythological importance attached to it thus making it one of the most sacred places for the pilgrims. It is the place, which is the source glacier of the biggest, and the most sacred rivers of India, the Ganga.
According to the legend, King Bhagirath wanted to bring the great river Ganga from the heavens to the earth to wash the sins of his predecessors.
After a great penance Lord Shiva was pleased and on his behest, Ganga came rushing down but had she come with her full force the earth would have been devastated, therefore the initial force was taken in Lord Shiva's matted hair locks and then the great river came down. At that point, the Ganga is known as Bhagirathi. A temple was erected here by Amar Singh Thapa, a Gorkha command in the Garhwal region in the 18th century. Gangotri is one of the four Dhams of North India namely Badrinath, Kedarnath, and Yamunotri.
Gangotri Yatrais one of the most sacred pilgrimage for Hindus.