Yamunotri Dham

The source of River Yamuna, Yamunotri is also one of the four sites of Char Dham pilgrimage. Yamunotri is located at a height of 3293m above sea level and located in Uttarkashi district. It is surrounded by mountains on all sides and lies in close proximity of the Indo-China border. 

The Bandarpunch Mountain is at a height of 6315 m and lies north of Yamunotri. Yamunotri is at a distance of 236 km from Rishikesh, 21 km from Sanya Chatti 278 km from Dehradun, and 176 km from Chamba

Yamunotri Kapat Opening: The kapat of Yamunotri Temple will be opened on 9 May 2016.

Yamunotri Closing Date: Yamunotri temple will be closed on 1 Nov, 2016. You can visit the winter shrine of Yamunotri Dham at Kharsali.

How To Reach Yamunotri?

The trek to Yamunotri temple is a full day one with a 6km walk from Hanuman Chatti and 4km from Janki Chatti. The trek is usually dominated by rugged peaks and dense forests. You can have horses and palanquins on rent. The climate is extremely harsh with major parts covered in snow for most time of the year. One must carry light to heavy woollen whenever he is travelling to Yamunotri.

Mythology of Yamunotri

A famous Hindu legend states that this place was the abode of a great sage called Asit Muni, who used to take a holy dip in the water of Ganga and Yamuna daily. When the sage became old and feeble, he was unable to visit Gangotri. Then miraculously a stream of the river Ganga appeared opposite of Yamunotri for the elderly sage to continue his bathing ritual.

The Yamunotri temple is usually the first stop-over for the Char Dham Yatra. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. Large numbers of devotees visit this shrine during the months of May to October. According to legend, Yamunotri finds special mention in Hindu mythology which was the home of an ancient sage, Asit Muni.

Some of the prime attractions of Yamunotri are the Yamunotri Temple built by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the late nineteenth century. Rice and potatoes are cooked by pilgrims in this water. Devotees also pay respect to Divya Shila, a rock pillar just before entering the Yamunotri temple.

Yamunotri is famous for?

Yamunotri is famous among tourist as Temple and Treks.

Yamunotri is recommended destination for Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Yamunotri is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Char Dham, Pilgrimage, Temples, Trekking.

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