This might be quite a different view of river Ganges (Ganga in Hindi) than most of us are accustomed to on TE. Up here river is still unpolluted by the humans and one gets to experience the beauty of this splendid river in its pristine glory. I took this photo something like 15 km downstream from Gangotri. Gangotri is at the base from where one can trek to Gaumukh.
Gau = Cow, Mukh = Face, so Gumukh basically translates to "Like a Face of a Cow". In reality it is actually a snout of the glacier from where the river Ganga gushes out. It is actually Gaumukh that is called the "source of river ganga". But since I was so closed to the source, I named this photo as such.
This was a really nice place, It was very close to a pretty big army base, but since it was almost winter time, there was no army around and I was not botherd by anyone while taking photos. Photography is strictly prohibited close to the army bases in India.
PS: Excuse my poor quality of the scan.