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is the recognised source of Ganga. The Gangotri Glacier which is 6 to 8 KM
in width and nearly 24 K.M in length is situated at a height of 4255 m above
sea level and set in the heart of the Gangotri Peaks. The best time to visit
Gaumukh is June to Septmber every year. Before June and after October the
bridle path can be full office.
Pilgrims take just one dip in the Ice-cold water of Gaumhukh and the
orthodox Hindus believe that even a single dip in the Gaumukuhi water is
sufficient to wash away all one's sins and fulfill the purpose of the one's
life. About 3 K.M. above Gaumukh, between the two Glaciers, Meru and
Gangotri, there extends a great plain called "Tapovanam". It is an
extremly beautiful spot that captivates the mind by its natural charms
Nandanvan is quite opposite Tapovan. The famous Mt. Sumeru is only a few
kilometer from here.