Gangotri temple

Four thousand years ago it is believed that the Gangotri glacier stretched 14 kilometres down from its current position to the site of the village. There is now a temple that pilgrims and tourists pass before beginning their trek, ringing bells to sound their prayers to the gods. During the last forty years the glacier has retreated one kilometre, comparing to around two kilometres in the last 200 years.

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Four thousand years ago it is believed that the Gangotri glacier stretched 14 kilometres down from its current position to the site of the village. There is now a temple that pilgrims and tourists pass before beginning their trek, ringing bells to sound their prayers to the gods. During the last forty years the glacier has retreated one kilometre, comparing to around two kilometres in the last 200 years.
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