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Gomukh

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Gaumukh 2

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Origin Of Ganga in Gaumukh, Gangotri Glacier

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At Gomukh Glacier

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sudden breaking of Gangotri Glacier at Gomukh.

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Gomukh, Gangotri (गोमुख, गंगोत्री )

Gomukh, also known as "Gaumukh" or "Gomukhi", is the terminus or snout of the Gangotri Glacier and the source of the Bhagirathi River, one of the primary headstreams of the Ganges River. The place is situated at a height of 13,200 ft in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, along with Gangotri, as well as trekking destination. On 26 July 2016, following heavy rains in Uttarakhand, it was reported that the front end of Gomukh was no more, as a large chunk of the glacier had collapsed and was washed away. In 2013, due to cloud burst in Uttarakhand, huge cracks had emerged on the glacier.
  • In ancient times 

  • Trek route