The Hanuman Chatti lies near the confluence of two rivers, Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga. Numerous shrines are situated around Hanuman Chatti, which is also a popular trekking site.
The word “chatti” used to be a night halting place for pilgrims. A typical hilly terrain with a picturesque countryside, wonderful climate and viable social standards, it is quite natural that this hill station has been acquired the status of a preferred and much loved picnic spot in India.
How To Reach
The region of Hanuman Chatti can be easily reached through many modes of transport, including buses and trains. Buses are the locally preferred mode of transport.
Buses that ply to Yamunotri from major cities in the northern part of India normally run only till Hanuman Chatti, from where local buses and other modes of transport can be taken in order to reach Yamunotri.
Char Dham Yatra and Hanuman Chatti
Hanumanchatti is a small hamlet on the way to Yamunotri, and act as a halting places for pilgrims during their Char Dham Yatra. Many sanyasis from the Juna Akhara choose Hanuman Chatti as their place of residence in the pilgrim season.
Away from the maddening crowd and pollution of our hometowns, a visit to Hanuman Chatti proves to be a lovely page out of your dream book!
Temple in Hanuman Chatti
There are two villages by the same name of Hanuman Chatti in the Garhwal Himalayas. One is on the way up to Yamunotri and the other one is this, on the Joshimath – Badrinath route. The most noteworthy amongst the temples is the one dedicated to Lord Hanuman. According to says, “It is at this place that Lord Hanuman had humbled the Pandava brother Bhim and crushed his ego.”
To the left of the temple there is a Samadhi or burial shrine. It is that of Himalaya Giri, a saint who lived and meditated in Hanuman Chatti. Hindus generally cremate their dead; however this trend is not followed in case of ascetics who are believed to have shed their worldly ties long ago and consequently not subject to what is mean for the commoners. On top of the shrine there is a Shiva Linga. The obvious implication is that the people revere the saint as Lord Shiva himself.
Hanuman Chatti is an important stopover on the way to Yamunotri or Uttarkashi. The trek tour to Hanuman Chatti from Dodital also holds a lot of thrill and excitement for trekkers.