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Yamunotri Chardham Yatra
Yamunotri, as a part of the Chota Chardham Yatra, is situated in the Western side of Garhwal Himalayas. Located 3,293 meters above the sea level, Yamunotri is a must to visit divine destination, along with Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath Chardham yatra. The holy place is famous for the Yamunotri temple and its enormous glaciers, mountain peaks, and the wide flow of Yamuna waters.
The sacred river of Yamuna, originates in Yamunotri, making it even more divine and revered. A holy bath in the sanctified waters of Yamuna is considered to wash away all sins and free your sour of all miseries. Thus, the Yamunotri yatra is imperative as a part of the Chardham yatra
The Yamunotri temple is another significant place of attraction in the famous char Dham yatra. Dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, the Yamunotri temple is located at the foot of Kalind Parbat peak and on a side of Banderpoonch peak. The goddess is in the form of a black marble idol. There is another idol of Ganga Devi in the form of white snow in the temple.
As beautiful scenic sites of the Himalayas is adventurous, the Yamunotri Yatra is even more exciting for trek lovers. The Yamunotri trek is a total of 13kms trek (8.1mi) trek from the town of Hanuman Chatti and 6kms walk from Janki Chatti. However, the main temple is only accessible through the trek route. Yet, there are two hot springs available for relieving for all the trekkers.
As a part of the Chardham circuit, the Yamunotri temple at Yamunotri Dham opens for six months, during Akshaya Tritya (last week of April) until Diwali (mid-October or first week of November). It is closed during winters due to the extreme cold conditions.
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Yamunotri Travel Information
Altitude: 3,235 mts.
Climate: Summer – Cool during the day and cold at night.Min 6°C & Max 20°C. Winter – Snow-bound. Touching sub-Zero.
Clothing: Summer – Light woollens…….Winter – Very heavy woolens.
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali and English.
About Yamunotri Pilgrimage
The holy place of pilgrimage Yamunotri is a starting place of the river Yamuna, is the western most pilgrimage in the Garhwal Himalayas, on the edge of Bandar Poonch Peak and situated opposite to Gangotri.
Interesting Facts About Yamunotri Pilgrimage
The temple of Yamuna is on the left bank of Yamuna constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The deity is made of black marble.
Story of Yamunotri Gangotri Yatra
According to an ancient legend, there was a sage Asit Muni, who had his hermitage here. It is believed that the sage bathed in Ganga & Yamuna throughout his life. But during his old age when he was not able to go to Ganga, a stream of Ganga appeared opposite to yamunotri for him.
Best Time for Yamunotri Travel
Askshya-tritya is the auspicious day when the temple of Yamunotri opens every year. It generally falls during April last week or May first week. And with a brief ceremony on the holy day of Diwali, the temple closes every year.
Sightseeing in Yamunotri
Temple of Goddess Yamuna : The temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. The temple remains closed from November to April/ May.
Surya Kund : There are a number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund is known for its very high temperature of 190° F. Pilgrim cook rice & potatoes here to offer to deity in the temple.
Divya Shila : Also known as ‘Dibya Shila’ is a slap of rock near Surya Kund popularly known as the slab of heavenly light. This is worshipped before pooja is presented to Yamuna.
Jankichatti : 216 km from Rishikesh, this is the last halting point en route Yamunotri.
Hanumanchatti : Hanumanchatti is the last motorhead on way to Yamunotri & is the hub of activities in season.
Lakhamandal : This is a cultural and historical trek in the Jaunsar – Babar region, at the foothills of the stately Garhwal Himalayas.
Hotels in Yamunotri / Yamunotri Hotels
List of Hotels in Yamunotri:
- Himalayan Guest House
- Hotel Kalindi
- Chauhan Tourist lodge
- Chauhan Annaxe
- GMVN TRH
Delhi to Yamunotri to Gangotri
Air: Jolly Grant is the nearest Airport, 196 km from Yamunotri via Dehradun.
Rail: Rishikesh (213 Km) and dehradun (172 km) are the two railheads.
Road: The road to Yamunotri diverts from Rishikesh – Gangotri road at Dharasu. Important road
Distances: Hanumanchatti 13 km. Dharasu 107 km; Tehri 149 km.
Trek: The trek to Yamunotri is truly spectacular, dominated by a panorama of rugged peaks and dense forests. From Hanumanchatti, it is a tedious 13 km trek or 5 km trek from Jankichatti. The trek can be covered on foot or on ponies. Palanquins & porters are also available on hire.
Delhi to Yamunotri: 438 kms
Yamunotri to gangotri: 114 Kms
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