Yamunotri FAQs

Yamunotri is famous as Pilgrimage, Hot Destination, Trekking, Temples, Char Dham Yatra, with over 7 Places to See in Yamunotri. Nearest Airport from Yamunotri is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, 215 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Dehradun, 186 kms. There are over 9 Hotels in Yamunotri.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Yamunotri. Yamunotri useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Yamunotri Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Yamunotri. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


How to reach Yamunotri from Delhi?

Yamunotri is at a distance of 412 kms from Delhi. One can reach Hanumanchatti that is nearest road head to Yamunotri. From Hanuman Chatti, there is the 6 kms trek to reach Yamunotri. Buses and cabs are easily available from Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun which are easily connect with all parts of the country by all major mean of transportation. For detail information how to reach Yamunotri you can also refer to the link How to Reach Yamunotri.

What is the best time to visit Yamunotri?

Because of heavy snowfall in winters, Yamunotri is a seasonal pilgrimage, which is only opened during summers. Therefore, best season to visit Yamunotri is from May to October excluding the monsoon in between.

Is it safe to travel to Yamunotri?

Being a revered pilgrimage site, Yamunotri is generally flocked with tourists during the Yatra season every year. So it is advisable to be alert about your belongings. Monsoons season should be avoided as the roads leading to Yamunotri are prone to landslides.

Are there taxi services available in Yamunotri?

Being an important pilgrimage destination for devotees, there are some car rental services available in Hanuman chatti that is nearest road head to Yamunotri for tourists and pilgrims. One can book cabs in Hanuman Chatti for visiting the surrounding areas like Barkot, Purola etc. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered

What kind of weather can be expected in Yamunotri?

Summer in Yamunotri stays from March till June making this period very pleasant with temperate and cool climate. Monsoon season can be avoided from June to October. Winter sets in during November and lasts till February, making Yamunotri cold and covered in snow.

Is ATM facilities in Yamunotri?

: No, there is no any ATM machine available in Yamunotri. However, we suggest you to withdraw the cash from the locations like Barkot, Naugaun and Damta.

Travel (Trip Planning)

Which is the nearest airport to Yamunotri?

The nearest airport to Yamunotri is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun that is approximately 198 kms from Yamunotri.

Which is the nearest railway station to Yamunotri?

The nearest airport to Yamunotri is Dehradun railway station at a distance of 175 kms from Yamunotri with numerous trains connecting Dehradun junction with other major cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata etc.

What are the road and trek conditions in Yamunotri?

After 2013 disaster occurred in Uttarakhand, this question becomes more important for the tourist who wants to visit Yamunotri. It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-108 till Hanuman Chatti, roads are pretty good and smooth till last road head and well suited for your personal vehicle. Trek starts for Yamunotri from Hanuman CHatti is also in very good condition. One can hire a pony or trek by on foot as per their ease from Hanuman Chatti. This is advisable to avoid the plan to visit Yamunotri during monsoon or heavy rainfall and strictly follows all guidelines imposed by local officials.

How to Reach

How can one go to Yamunotri from Rishikesh?

Yamunotri is at a distance from 213 kms and 223 kms from Rishikesh and Haridwar respectively. One can easily opt for taxi services on a private basis. Various local and state-run buses provide daily services from Rishikesh to Barkot which is at a distance of 46 kms from Yamunotri.

How far is Yamunotri from Gangotri?

Gangotri is at a distance of 108 km from Yamunotri via National Highway 108. Please confirm the road conditions before travelling.

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Yamunotri?

There are few handful hotels available in Yamunotri. However, tourists can stay in Jankichatti, Syanachatti or Ranachatti with better accommodation facilities. You can easily found lots of small restaurants or food joint in Yamunotri as well as on route. For being, a high altitude pilgrimage destination doesn't expect any luxury hotels and restaurants in Yamuntori.

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