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Yamunotri Yatra

Yamunotri Yatra

Yamunotri Dham Yatra

The shrine of Yamunotri is situated at an altitude of about 3185 mts is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage.

Yamunotri is famous for its thermal springs and glaciers is a part of famous Char Dham Yatra. Yamunotri is the source of Yamuna river. According to a legend, Asit Muni, a revered sage, used to reside here.

The 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.


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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 (16 km) → Chamab (46 km) → Brahmkhal (15 km) → Barkot (40 km) → SayanaChatti (27 km) → HanumanChatti (6 km) → PhoolChatti (5 km) → JankiChatti (3 km) → Yamunotri (6 km)

Tourist Attractions in Yamunotri Dham

Tourist Places to Visit During Yamunotri Dham Yatra

There are various tourist places, famous temples & treks in and near Yamunotri Dham. Pilgrims can visit those places during their Yamunotri or Char Dham Yatra.

  • Yamunotri Temple
  • Saptarishi Kund
  • Surya Kund
  • Divya Shila
  • Hanuman Chatti
  • Kharsali
  • Barkot
  • Trekking in Yamunotri Area
Places to See in Yamunotri
Yamunotri Dham Pictures

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Yamunotri FAQs

Get all answers to your questions about Yamunotri Yatra. Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for Yamunotri providing every bit of information

Who Built Yamunotri Dham?

Yamunotri Dham was established by Adi Shankaracharya in 18th century. Yamunotri temple was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal, but destroyed by earthquake. Maharani Guleria, wife of Pratap Shah rebuilt present Yamunotri temple in late 19th century.

What is the Source of Yumunotri in Yamunotri Dham?

Frozen lake and Champasar Glacier located on Kalind Peak at altitude of 4421 mtr is the source of Yamunotri river.

Who is the Diety of Yamunotri Dham?

Goddess Yamuna is the main diety of Yamunotri Dham. As per legend, she is the daughter of Lord Sun and sister of Lord Yam.

What is the History of Yamunotri Dham?

As per mythology, when Goddess Yamuna flowed down to earth, she did hard tapasya to free her brother Yam from curse. Then Lord Yam gave her blessing and made her divine. Also as per legend, in this place Sage Asit had his hermitage here. He used to bath on river Ganga & Yamuna daily. But when he gets old, he was unable to do so. So a stream of Goddess Ganga also emerged at opposite of Goddess Yamuna.

How to Reach Yamunotri Dham from Haridwar?

Yamunotri Dham can be reached from Haridwar by bus/ taxi. Regular buses are availabe to Hanuman Chatti/ Barkot from Haridwar. One can board taxi to Barkot/ Hanuman Chatti to Janki Chatti, from where one can trek 6 kms to Yamunotri Dham.

Which are the Best Places to Visit Near Yamunotri?

Other than Yamunotri Temple, pilgrims can visit to Saptrishi Kund, Surya Kund, Divya Shila, Kharsali and Hanuman Chatti.

Where to Stay During Yamunotri Dham Visit?

Yamunotri Dham has some dharmshalas and small hotels for pilgrims accommodation. There are several budget and deluxe hotels in Janki Chatti & Hanuman Chatti.
Hotels in Yamunotri

Is Yamunotri Open Now?

Yamunotri Dham open on the day of Akshay Tritya each year. The Yamunotri Dham closed on Yama Dwitya i.e second day after Diwali.
Yamunotri Opening & Closing Dates

How long is Yamunotri Trek?

Yamunotri Dham can be reached by 6 kms trek from Janki Chatti and 13 kms from Hanuman Chatti.
Yamunotri Trek Guide


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Latest Char Dham Update : 16 September 2021
Uttarakhand High Court lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra.
This Year only fully vaccinated people carrying covid negative report will be allowed to visit Char Dham (i.e. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri).
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