The shrine of Yamunotri, situated at an elevation of about 3,235 mt. is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage, Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri , the road bifurcates from a place called Dharasu, somewhere between Rishikesh - Uttarkashi and goes on to Yamunotri. The shrine can also be visited via Mussoorie and Barkot
Temple Of Goddess Yamuna
The temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. The temple remains closed from November to April/May.
There are a number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.
A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.
5 km from Yamunotri, it is noted for its thermal springs, where tourists can enjoy a refreshing bath.
13 km from Yamunotri. The confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers, from where the trek to Dodi Tal (3,307 mt.) starts. Route : Rishikesh - Barkot - Hanumanchatti - Yamunotri. Hanumanchatti - Darvatop - Dodital - Agora - Uttarkashi - Rishikesh. porters and ponies are available at Hanumanchatti. Rates are fixed by District Magistrate before the start of every Yatra season .
27 km from Barkot & 18 km from Yamunotri is a scenic spot on the banks of river Yamuna .
Situated at an elevation of 1,524 mt., it is a picturesque place commanding a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Road from here bifurcates for Mussoorie , New Tehri and Rishikesh .
Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, close to
Rail : Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh .
Road : The road to Yamunotri diverts from Rishikesh - Gangotri road at Dharasu.
Important road distances : Hanumanchatti 13 km; Dharasu 107 km; Tehri 149 km.
Bus Hanumanchatti, the roadahead for Yamunotri is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavastha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.
Important road distances : Rishikesh to Yamunotri 222 km via Narendranagar 16 km, Chamba 46 km, Brahmkhal 15 km, Barkot 40 km, Sayanachatti 27 km, Hanumanchatti 6 km, Phoolchatti 5 km, Jankichatti 3 km and Yamunotri 6 km,
Altitude Of Places Enroute
Only Dharamshalas are available at Yamunotri. Alternative accommodation are also available at this pilgrimage center such as the Tourist Rest House (GMVN) at Jankichatti.
Only local eating houses (dhabas) are available .
Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in Yamunotri. Barkot
|Summer||Cool during the day and cold at night|
|Winter||Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero.|
|Winter||Very heavy woolens.|
|Languages||Hindi, Garhwali & English|
Trekking Options in Yamunotri