October 28, 2022 – So far this year, more than 12 thousand tourists have reached Gartang Gali, the historical tourist place of Uttarakhand, due to which Gangotri National Park has received revenue of more than 18 lakhs. The wooden bridge stairs in Garstang Gali, built at an altitude of 11 thousand feet, are a unique example of engineering.
More than 12 thousand this year in Gartang Gali, a historical tourist spot in Uttarakhand, this wooden staircase bridge was closed after the 1962 Indo-China war. It was reopened for tourists in August 2021 after nearly 59 years. It is said that this street was built 150 years ago, due to which Gangotri National Park has received revenue of more than 18 lakhs. The wooden bridge stairs in Gartang Gali, built at an altitude of 11 thousand feet, are a unique example of engineering.
Before independence, for trade with Tibet, the Tibet Trek was built in Uttarkashi via the Nelong Valley. This trek was prepared by burying an iron rod in the steep rock side near Bhairon Ghati and laying wood on it.
Railroad transport wool, leather cloth, and salt from Tibet to Badahat of Uttarkashi. This bridge gives an exciting view of the Nelang Valley. Unfortunately, this 150-meter-long wooden bridge had become very dilapidated, which was repaired by the district administration in 2021.
After repairs, it was opened for tourists on 15 August 2021. Nelang Valley is a strategically sensitive area. Gartang Gali is situated in the Jad Ganga valley on the footpath connecting Bhairav Ghati to Nelang.
The Nelong valley of the district is adjacent to the China border. The last posts on the wall are India’s Sumla, Mandi, Nila Pani, Tripani, PDA, and Jadung. RN Pandey, Deputy Director of Gangotri National Park, said that more than 12 thousand tourists had visited Gartang Gali this year. Gartang Gali is open for tourists on 1 April every year and is closed for winter on 30 November.