Yamunotri


Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the goddess Yamuna, is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple of Yamunotri falls on the left bank and was originally constructed by Maharaj Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The shrine of Yamunotri is one of the "four dhams" of Uttaranchal Yamunotri temple is Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri and the road bifurcates and goes to Yamunotri from Dharasu, a place between Rishikesh - Uttarkashi. Another 55 km away is Barkot, affording a fabulous view of the Banderpunch Range. Barkot is also approachable by road directly from all the major cities in India.

Near the temple are three hot springs. The most important, Surya Kund, is a tank full of boiling water into which rice and potatoes are dipped to be cooked and taken as “prasad”. Near the Kund, a rock slab, the “Divya Shila” is worshipped before puja is offered to the black marble idol of Yamuna.

One has to reach at actual temple of yamunotri only by a six kilometer walk from Hanuman chati.

General Information About Yamunotri:

Altitude : 3165

Temperature >> Summer: Max. 20 deg.C. Min. 6 deg.C .
                           Winter : Max. Sub-Zero Min. Snowbound

Clothing >>  May to July: - Light woollen
                   Sept. to Nov.:- Heavy woolens

Langauage/Dialects >> Hindi, English & Garhwali .

Best Season : May to June and September to October .

Travel Information >>
Airport :
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant
Railhead: Nearest railheads are Rishikesh (213 kms.), Dehradun and Haridwar.

Distances from important cities:

Cities Distance
Haridwar – 260 kms
Rishikesh - 230 kms
Yamunotri - 230 Kms
Mussoorie - 170 Kms
Uttarkashi – 130 kms

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