Yamunotri

A must on every Hindu pilgrim's itinerary, Yamunotri is an highly significant destination among the four Hindu shrines that constitute the Chardham Yatra in the state of Uttarakhand. It is the source of the holy river Yamuna and can be reached from popular towns like Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The temple at Yamunotri is at a distance of 6 km from Hanuman Chatti, a small town in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Visitors can cover this stretch either by taking a pony/ horse ride or by hiring palanquins. The Yamunotri shrine is also quite close to the Indo-Chinese border.

Between the months of May and October, Yamunotri invites hordes of tourists as well as pilgrims from across the globe. The sacred place finds its mention and has an important place in the Hindu mythology. Hindus believe that it is the site where resided the ancient sage named Asit Muni. Hot springs closely located from Yamunotri are a must-see for every visitor. The hot water of the springs is also used by devotees to prepare rice and potatoes to be offered at the Yamunotri shrine.

Not only with devotees and pilgrims, Yamunotri also invites an equal number of trekking enthusiasts from all over. A trekking tour to Yamunotri is wonderfully complemented by picturesque scenery including rugged peaks, gurgling streams and dense alpine forests. Trekkers can first undertake a journey to Hanumanchatti and then they can set off on a 13-km-long trek up to the pilgrimage site of Yamunotri. The trekking route from Dodital to Yamunotri is much popular with adventure seekers

GENERAL INFORMATION

Altitude: 3,584 mts
Climate: Summer: Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winter: Snow-bound touching sub-zero.
Clothing: Summer-Light woollens, Winter- Heavy woollens.
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, English.


HOW TO REACH US

Air:Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant, 18 kms form Rishikesh.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Rishikesh 250 kms, Haridwar 270 kms.
Road: The Road to Yamunotri diverts at Dharasu, on way to Uttarkashi. Important road distance are: Hanumanchatti 14 kms, Dharasu 107 kms. Tehri 149 kms.

POPULAR PLACE

Surya Kund
Surya Kund is the most important and sacred thermal spring of Yamunotri amongst the cluster of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple which flows into numerous pools. The pool is named after Surya or the sun god, the father of Yamuna. It has a temperature of almost 190 Degree F. Pilgrims tie rice and potatoes in a cotton cloth, and immerse it in the water to be cooked. The water is so hot that the prasad gets cooked within no time.

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

Janki Chatti
It's 5 km from Yamunotri, it is noted for it's thermal springs , where tourists can enjoy a refreshing bath.

Hanuman Chatti
It's 13 km from Yamunotri. The confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers, from where the trek to Dodi Tal (3,307mt)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.

Saptarishi Kund Lake
This Kund is situated 10 kms away from yamunotri. This is the actual place where Yamuna rises and an extremely difficult journey covered with ice. The water of the glaciers gathers in this lake. On the banks of the lake are naturally carved slate stones. The rare Brahma Lotus grows here. It is a beautiful picnic spot as well.

Char Dham Yatra

10N 11D

Teen Dham Yatra

7N 8D

Do Dham Yatra

5N 6D

Ek Dham Yatra

3N 4D

Gaumukh Package

13N 14D

Char Dham Yatra with Helicopter

10N 11D

Hemkund Sahib Package

6N 7D

Vaishno Devi Yatra

5N 6D

Amarnath Yatra

5N 6D

Raja Ji National Park

1 N 2 D

Corbett National Park

2N 3D

Rajasthan Wildlife

8N 9D

Jungle of North

9N 10D

Ranthambore National Park

5N 6D

Sariska National Park

5N 6D

Golden Triangle Package

6D 7N

Kashmir Honeymoon Package

5N 6D

Mathura Vrindavan Package

4N 5D

Shimla Honeymoon Tour Package

6D 7N

Discover Rajasthan Tour

16N 17D

Rajasthan Cultural Tour

17N 18D

Rafting Package

1N 2D

Camping Package

1N 2D

Rock Climbing

1N 2D

Bungee Jumping

1N 2D

Chopta Deoriya Tal Trek

3N 4D

Dodital Trek

7N 8D

Kuari Pass Trek

8N 9D

Roopkund Trek

8N 9D

Nanda Devi Trek

14N 15D

Kalindi Pass Trek

17N 18D

Hemkund Sahib Trek

6D 7N

Kauri Pass Trek Via Auli

5N 6D

Valley of Flower

8N 9D

Milam Glacier

17N 18D

Source Of Ganges

6D 7N

Chopta Tungnath Trek

4N 5D

Yoga & Retreat

2N 3D

Yoga Classes

2N 3D

Spa Ayurveda package

2N 3D

Nepal The Himalayan Paradise

6N 7D

Dubai Package

3N 4D

Thailand Package

6N 7D

Mauritius Package

6N 7D

Singapore Package

5D 6N

Malaysia Package

6N 7D

Skiing Package

6N 7D

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