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Yamunotri

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Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna. The main attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti (7 km. Away). The trek to Yamunotri is truly spectacular, dominated by a panorama of rugged peaks and dense forest. From Rishikesh, a 220 kilometers journey by road takes one to Janki Chatti. From here it is a 5 kilometers trek to Yamunotri. The trek can be covered on foot or on ponies. Palanquins and porters are also available on hire.

The temple of Yamuna, on the left bank of the Yamuna, was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.

General Information

District

Uttarkashi

Altitude

3292  meters

Season

May-Oct.

Clothing

Woollens

Opening date of the temple

The temple opens each year on the auspicious day of Akshay-Tritiya, which usually falls in the first week of the May.

Closing date of the temple

The temple always closes on the sacred day of Deepawali festival during Oct. or Nov.

Connectivity

Air

Jolly Grant, Dehradun 196 kilometers is the nearest airport via Dehradun

Rail

Rishikesh (213 kilometers) and Dehradun (172 kilometers) are  the nearest railway stations.

Road

The entry point Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri is linked to Rishikesh, Haridwar and all Major cities of Northern India

Accommodation

Only Dharmshalas are available at Yamunotri.