Yamunotri Temple perched on a pristine flank of Banderpoonch Peak is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is the one of the Char Dham and is the first place to visit in Char Dham circuit. This holy temple sits in utmost grandeur on the left bank of Yamuna River and was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.
This Hindu temple is perched at an astounding elevation of 3,185 meters on the foothills of Kalind Parvat. Thousands of devotees visit this sacred place during the months of April-October. An easy gradient of 13 km will lead you to the shrine. The quaint town of Barkot is situated at a distance of 49 km ahead of Yamunotri.
Location of Yamunotri Temple
Yamunotri Temple is located in In Yamunotri ( About 5km trek from Jankichatti, situated on the bank of Holy Yamuna river). You can view its location on Google Map below.
How to Reach Yamunotri Temple
There are no motorable roads directly to Yamunotri and tourists and pilgrims have to halt at Janki Chatti which is the last place accessible by vehicles on this route. From Janki Chatti, pilgrims are required to trek 6 kms uphill in order to reach the Yamunotri temple. Dehradun has the nearest railway station, 171 kms away while Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the nearest airport at a distance of 197 kms.
For the adventure souls, there are two different trekking routes from Hanuman Chatti, some 13 kilometres away from the Yamunotri temple. One route goes along the right bank of the river via Markandeya Tirtha while second route lies on the left bank of the river and goes via Kharsali. Since Janki Chatti is shorter trek, majority of pilgrims prefer that route.
Read How to Reach guide for Yamunotri.