We two friends leave for Gangotri at 3:30 am on bullet on dated 1 Oct. After long drive we reached 7 pm. But we spend two hours in Uttarkashi on the Ganga River.
Beware: There is no PETROL PUMP after Uttarkashi to Gangotri (100 km). At Harshil you will get ₹ 100 ltr. (Before 35 kms approx).
Its 7 pm and last hour on bullet was really chilled. There is no trek. Only 5 mints walk. We wore warm clothes but still there was cold air. Its not peak season (i.e. may & june) therefore we got room for ₹400/- double bed with Rajai. The food was costly there. After having food Hotel manager told us that its 8 pm. Now you take rest and visit the temple in morning.
We are so tired so we sleep at 9 pm and wakeup at 1:00 am. I am bit confused that its too early to visit Ganga river. But we decide to spend Amrit Wela at Ganga River. So finally at 2:00 am we reached on the bank of Ganga river. There was only a single man on the other side. Oh my God the water is really cold. Instead of full dip in water we take Snan(bath) with our hands to whole body. We spend one hour there. There were 2-3 Sadhus also who had mala in their hands. This was my Golden Time. I have no words to describe this experience specially 2 to 3 am at Ganga River. The sound of water was touching.
After spending one hour we reached room. Took a long nap and visit the temple at 10 am. There was no line. There is a bhairo temple and pooja sthali of Bhagirath ji where he spend 5500 years in Tapsya. Scenery is breathtaking. Area is srounded by large mountains.
At 12:30 pm we decided to go back to home. There is a place called Gangnani before Gangotri where natural hot spring (Garam Kund) occurs. We take bath when we were heading to our homes. An amazing experience. Jai Ganga Maa
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