Yamunotri Dham Yatra
Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,291 metres in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand.
Yamunotri Dham is famous for its thermal springs and glaciers is a part of famous Chota Chardham Yatra. Yamunotri is the source of Yamuna River. According to a legend, Asit Muni, a revered sage, used to reside here.
Actual source a frozen lake of ice & glacier (Champasar glacier also known as Yamunotri Glacier) located on the Kalind Mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km further up, is not frequented generally as it is not accessible and hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja at the temple itself.
Information About Yamunotri Dham Yatra
Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,291 metres and dedicated to the river Yamuna…
History About Yamunotri
According to the legend ancient, sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here. All his life, he bathed daily both in the Ganges and the Yamuna..
The average maximum temperature of Yamunotri is about 14-21 degrees Celsius & minimum temperature goes below the zero degree. Check here current & latest Yamunotri weather forecast for various season (summer, monsoon & winter)…
Yamunotri Trek Guide
Yamunotri trek starts from Jankichatti. When you reach till Jankichatti an approximate trek of 5km starts from Jankichatti to Yamunotri. Yamunotri Trek is well facilitated at the peak seasons…
Yamunotri Opening & Closing Dates 2022
Yamunotri Temple opens on the religious day of ‘Akshaya-Tritya’, which falls, generally, during the last week of April or the first week of May…
Ponies & Palkies Service in Yamunotri Dham
Pilgrims can trek 6 km to the Yamunotri temple by walk or take Horse\Ponies and Palkies. Fixed rated have been decided now for Ponies and Palkies for Yamunotri Dham that can be booked on prepaid counter at Jankichatti…
Yamunotri Dham Location
The Yamunotri temple is located 13 km from HanumanChatti and a 6 km walk from Janki Chatti. Check here complete road route map & Yamunotri trek details…
Yamunotri Yatra Tour Packages 2022
Yamunotri Dham Yatra Route
The best route to visit Yamunotri is via Dehardun and Barkot. Just in case you are coming from Haridwar-Rishikesh then the road to Yamunotri diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point. Yamunotri is Well connected to Haridwar, Dehradun, Chamba, Tehri, Barkot, Hanuman Chatti and Janki Chatti.
The Yamunotri Temple is located 13 kilometres from HanumanChatti and a 6 kilometres walk from Janki Chatti. Ponies, Horses or palanquins are available for rent to reach Yamunotri temple.
Yamunotri Popular Road Route Map :
Rishikesh → Narendranagar → Chamab → Brahmkhal → Barkot → Sayana Chatti → Hanuman Chatti → Phool Chatti → Janki Chatti → Yamunotri Dham
Tourist Places to Visit During Yamunotri Dham Yatra
There are various famous tourist places, temples & treks near Yamunotri Dham. Pilgrims can visit those places during their Yamunotri Yatra.
Saptarishi Kund Trek the Real Source of River Yamuna
Saptarishi Kund Trek at an altitude of 4421 meters above the sea level and it is considered as one of the most difficult treks inthe Himalayas. This glacial lake is half kilo meter long, dark bluish in colourand the main source of Yamuna River. The Kund is fed by Champasar glacier and it surrounded by rocky glaciers.
Surya Kund is a hot water spring situated at near Yamunotri temple. This thermal spring gets its name from Yamuna river which is considered to be the offspring of Surya or the God as per Hindu mythology. Surya Kund serves as a holy place as it is located in the vicinity of Yamunotri shrine.
It is a small hot spring in which pilgrims can dip rice or potatoes in a cloth and get it cooked as prasad. There are folks who will help in dipping to avoid rush. It is just next to the shrine of goddess yamuna. Usually pilgrims take a dip in surya kund, which takes away all the tiredness of the trek, and then take their offerings to divya shila and later circumbulate goddess yamuna. If you can withstand cold water, a dip in river yamuna also can be done
Hanuman Chatti is located at the sangam(संगम) of the Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Hanuman Chatti (2,400mts), located 13 kilometres before Yamunotri Dham.