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Holy Destinations of India

Yamunotri 

The shrine of Yamunotri, situated at an elevation of about 3,235 m is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage. Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri, the road bifurcates from a place called Dharasu, somewhere between Rishikesh-Uttarkashi and goes on to Yamunotri. The shrine can also be visited via Mussoorie and Barkot.

General Information :-

Altitude : 3,235 m.
Climate    
Summers : Cool during the day and cold at night.

  Winters

: Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero.
Clothing    
Summers : Light woollens.

  Winters

: Very heavy woollens.
Languages : Hindi, Garhwali and English.
Eating Out :
Only local eating houses (dhabas) are available. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in Yamunotri.

 

Attractions of Yamunotri

  • Yamunotri Temple
    The main temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The present temple was built by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the late nineteenth century. Once destroyed by an earthquake, it has been rebuilt. A holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cooking rice in its water are common rituals performed by the devotees.

  • Surya Kund
    One of the important thermal springs known for its very high temperature of 190F. Pilgrims cook rice and potatoes here to offer to the deity in the temple.

  • Divya Shila
    A huge rock pillar venerated before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

  • Hanumanchatti
    The confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers forms the starting point for the scenic Dodi TaL Trek.

  • Sayanachatti
    A scenic spot along the banks of river Yamuna that makes a lovely sight enroute the trek upto Yamunotri.

  • Chamba
    A sylvan spot on way to Tehri that offers an excellent view of the Himalayan peaks. Situated at an altitude of 1,676 mts., Chamba is an ideal summer retreat.

Photos of Yamunotri

Yamunotri Temple Yamunotri - Char Dham
Yamunotri Temple Yamunotri - Char Dham


How to Reach Yamunotri:

Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
Rail : Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.
Road
The road to Yamunotri diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point.
Important road distances: Hanuman Chatti (13 km), Dharasu (107 km). Tehri (149 km).
Hanuman Chatti to Phool Chatti is 5 km by jeep, 3 km Phool Chatti to Janki Chatti on foot and 5 km from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri by trek (8 km trek), the roadhead for Yamunotri is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavstha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.
Important Road Distances:
Rishikesh to Yamunotri 222 km. via Narendranagar 16 km, Chama 46 km, Brahmkhal 15 km, Barkot 40 km, Sayana Chatti 27 km, Hanuman Chatti 6 km, Phool Chatti 5 km, Janki Chatti 3 km and Yamunotri 6 km.

Accommodation in Yamunotri

State Tourism Accommodation

  • Tourist Rest House, Jankichatti (GMVN).
  • Tourist Rest House, Yamunotri, ( GMVN) - provides for only dormitory accommodation

Only local eateries/dhabas are available. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited.

 

Tourist Information Centre

Yatra Office: Yatra Office, GMVN Ltd., AGM (Tourism), Modern Reception Centre
(Advance Reservation Centre)
Shail Vihar, Haridwar By-Pass Road, Rishikesh, Pin: 249201.
Tel: 91-135-2431793, 2432648, 2430799, 2430357(R).
Fax: 0135-2430372.
Email: yatra@gmvnl.com, yatraoffice@sancharnet.in.

       

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