About Gangotri National Park


Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand

Best time to Visit

April to October

Nearest Airport

Dehradun - About 230 km


Approx. 2390 Sq. Km.


Maximum 25oC & Minimum 0oC

Nearest Railway Station

Dehradun - About 220 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st December to 31st March every year.

Gangotri National Park, located at a high altitude in the North Indian state, Uttrakhand, is one of the most pristine stretches of wilderness and offers a stunning view of the Himalayan landscape, with lush coniferous forests, meadows, and glaciers.

The park falls under a biographical zone of West Himalaya, and its landscape comprises various springs, waterfalls, snowy mountain peaks, deep gorges, craggy glaciers, and high ridges. Gaumukh Glacial is of the major attractions within the national park since it is the originating place of the holy river Ganga. The region experiences a climate suitable for some rare animal species, and thus their population thrives over here. Gangotri National Park is also the connecting corridor between Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and Govind National Park, allowing a smooth movement of the rare ones.

Thus, Gangotri National Park is a place where one can enjoy the very famous Gaumukh trek and also a hot destination to sight rare animals like the Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Black Bear, along with many other species of animals and birds who manage their living at such high altitudes.

Major Wildlife

Tiger, Snow Leopard, Serow, Black bear, Blue sheep, Brown bear, Himalayan Thar, Ibex, Musk deer, Doves, Pigeons, Parakeet, Partridges, Bulbul, Monal, Himalayan Snow Cock, Partridges, Pigeons, Himalayan Barbet, and more.

distance from major cities

Uttarkashi – About 97 km
Dehradun – About 210 km
Delhi – About 528 km
Mumbai – About 1900 km

near by attractions

Yamunotri, Lakhamandal, Kedarnath, Badrinath.
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