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Gangotri Glacier is located in Uttarkashi disrict, Uttarakhand.
The terminus of the Gangotri glacier is said to resemble a cow’s mouth, hence the place is called Gaumukh (gou meaning cow  & mukh meaning face).
Gaumukh, which is 19 kms from the town of Gangotri, is the source of the Bagirathi (Ganges) river.