Gangotri National park is located within the upper catchment area of the Bhagirathi river offers a panoramic view of several waterfalls named after one of the four dhams of Uttarakhand.It provides majestic beauty of coniferous forests and grandeur of glacial world combined with lush green meadows. It also forms a vital link in the green corridor that extends between the Govind National Park and Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
The forests are Himalayan moist temperate type. Vegetation consists of fir, spruce, oak ,chirpine deodar, and rhododendrons. The fauna includes snow leopard, musk deer, cheer pheasants,brown bear, black bear, Himalayan thar, serow, partridges, monal, Himalayan snow cock etc.
How to Reach: The airport and rail head is Dehradun. The nearest town is Harsil 30 km away from Gangotri.
Best season for visiting the park is summer (April to October).
Accomodation :Forest Rest Houses at Harsil, Bhaironghati, and Gangotri. Garhwal mandal Tourist rest house at Uttarkashi, Bhaironghati,Gangotri and Bhojwasa. Lanka,