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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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