YAMUNOTRI

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Location: Garhwal
Altitude: 3,235 Mt.
Dedicated To: Goddess Yamuna


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 Yamunotri Temple, Uttranchal

PRIME ATTRACTIONS

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.

Surya Kund
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.

Divya Shila
A rock pillar, worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

EXCURSIONS

Jankichatti
5 km from Yamunotri, it is noted for its thermal springs, where tourists can enjoy a refreshing bath.

Hanumanchatti
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 .

Sayanachatti
27 km from Barkot & 18 km from Yamunotri is a scenic spot on the banks of river Yamuna .

Chamba
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 .

HOW TO GET THERE

Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, close to Dehradun .

Yamunotri River, Uttranchal 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

S.No Places Altitude (mt.)
1 Rishikesh 340
2. Narendranagar 1067
3. Chamba 1524
4. Tehri 770
5. Dharasu 1036
6. Brahmkhal 1158
7. Barkot 1828
8. Sayanachatti 1982
9. Hanumanchatti 2134
10. Phoolchatti 2561
11. Jankichatti 2676
12. Yamunotri 3235

PLACES TO STAY

Only Dharamshalas are available at Yamunotri. Alternative accommodation are also available at this pilgrimage center such as the Tourist Rest House (GMVN) at Jankichatti.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Eating Out
Only local eating houses (dhabas) are available .
Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in Yamunotri. Barkot

Altitude 3,235 mt.
Climate  
Summer Cool during the day and cold at night
Winter Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero.
Clothing  
Summer Light woolens
Winter Very heavy woolens.
Languages Hindi, Garhwali & English

Trekking Options in Yamunotri
Yamunotri Trek




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