Visitors guide to Gangotri

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Visitors guide to Gangotri

Majestically located in the beautiful hills of Garhwal in state of Uttarakhand, Gangotri is a place which one must visit at least once in their lifetime. Situated on the Greater Himalayan range, Gangotri has an altitude of 3,048 m above sea level as per the visitor’s guide to Gangotri.  Gangotri is also known as the seat of Goddess Ganga and is a very important pilgrimage site of the Char Dham Yatra. Millions of tourists and devotees come here from far and wide in search of salvation. This captivating pilgrimage site can be accessed in a single day from Haridwar, Rishikesh or Dehradun.

According to the visitors guide to Gangotri, one of the most important tourist spots is the Gangotri Glacieri which is a cluster of many glaciers that form a huge mass of ice. Once can reach this glacier very easily when riding a bike. The road towards the glacier ends at the Gangotri temple and from there a 17km long bridge path leads to the snout of the glacier. If you are an adventure freak and enjoy trekking, no other place can be more fun than this destination. Apart from enjoying the scenic beauty and salubrious climate you can also check out some of the most amazing flora and fauna alongside while your trek to Gangotri.

One of the other attractions that are listed in the Visitors guide to Gangotri is the Pandu Gufa which offers a scenic trail that is surrounded by pine on all sides and the fragrance of gum present in the air on your way to the cave. The Bhagirath Shila is a small shrine that has been created in the spot where the King Bhagirath meditated.  It is also believed that if you pray at this shrine for a son, your prayer will surely be answered. This place is thronged by many issueless devotees from all over the world who believe that their prayers will be answered and they will be blessed with a son.

Another very important place of tourist interest listed in the visitors guide to Gangotri is the Submerged Shivling that submerged in the sacred Ganga River. This Shivling is supposed to be a natural one and is believed to be the spot where Lord Shiva Received Goddess Ganga from heaven and took her into his matted locks.  The Shivling is visible during the winters when the water levels go down in the Ganges.

Amarnath Temple Jammu Kashmir

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Amarnath Temple Jammu Kashmir

Amarnath is considered to be as one of major Hindu Dhams. The sacred and sanctified cave is the dwelling of the divine trinity, Lord Shiva.
THE Parable behind Amarnathji
The holy cave of Amarnath is a place where Shiva lord accounted the secret of immortality, Amar Katha along with his better half Parvati. Shiva was reluctant in the beginning but finally gave in .Shiva was keen on revealing the mystery in a place of remoteness away from any existence and thus chose the cave of Amarnath. In groundwork, Shiva never even took his Nandi (the Bull), which he was traveling at in Pahalgam. At Chandanwari, he freed the moon from his hair and on the edge of Lake Sheshnag, he unconfined the snakes. In the end, Shiva and Parvati cross the threshold of the Amarnath Cave where he commenced meditation on a deerskin. He then related the Amar Katha to Parvati. Unknowingly, couples of mating doves were listening to this conversation and came to know about the secret. Taking birth again and again, they have made the cave their everlasting residence.
The earliest epics relate an other story which goes happens to be like this. The valley of Kashmir was completely under water.It was a big waterbody. Kashyap Rishi exhausted the water by the way of number of rivers and rivulets. In those days Bhrigu Rishi was wandering in the Himalayas, it was he who had the first Dishpans of this sacred Cave. When other people came to know about Lingam, Amarnath for them came to be known as Shiva’s residence and a sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Since then thousands of devotees from all over the world perform the pilgrimage through rough and dangerous environment and gain everlasting contentment.
CLIMATE
The climatic situation of Amarnath is very tentative. Rain or snowfall may occur at any place at any time during the Amarnath Yatra. It is to be kept in mind that unexpected changes in temperature might take place. Sunny weather may twist into rain and snow fall in a very short span of time. The temperature at times go up to -5 degree C.