Yamunotri is the origin point of the holy River Yamuna. Perched over the Bandar-
Poonch Parvat, it is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal range of the Himalayas.
The main appeal of Yamunotri is its temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and the holy
thermal Sulphur springs. People book Yamunotri tour packages to visit these important
sites. The real source of this river is Sapt Rishi Kund and glacier called the Champasar
Glacier. The route to the glacier is difficult and almost aloof for common pilgrims. So,
they worship in temple itself. Yamunotri is a holy place where people come to attain
peace and serenity.
Things to Visit in Yamunotri
The divine destination of Yamunotri is a pilgrimage center and people come here to
release their stress and get relaxation. Some of the popular attractions of Yamunotri
Yamunotri Temple is one of the biggest attractions of the town to be visited by
thousands of devotees. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri opens between month of May
and October. The temple of Yamunotri was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of
Situated 7 km prior to Yamunotri, Janki Chatti is the midpoint of the trek to Yamunotri. It
is accessible by jeeps. Janki Chatti is a place that is very popular for its thermal springs.
There are several natural thermal springs in Yamunotri and Surya Kund is the most
popular among them. The water of Surya Kund is very hot and its temperature is 1900F.
People tie potatoes & rice and dip it in the water for cooking. It is served as Prasad.
It is a rock pillar, which is worshipped just before entering in to the heavenly Yamunotri
Best Time to Visit Yamunotri
The fortunate temple of Yamunotri opens on Akshya Tritiya, which falls during the last
week of April or first week of May. You can plan your Yamunotri vacation during this
period. During winter months of October and November, the region is blocked due to
cold and snowfall and temperature reaches up to 0o C. In months of April to June, the
region around Yamunotri is really cool.
How to Reach Yamunotri
Before booking Yamunotri holiday packages, one should explore the various options to
reach there. Being an important pilgrimage center in Uttarakhand state, it is accessible
from various means of transportation.
The nearest airport from Yamunotri is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is located
210 km away from here. The airport is connected with Delhi through regular air services
provided by Jagson Airlines. At the airport, taxis on rent are available from Jolly Grant
Airport to reach Hanuman Chatti and then you can trek to Yamunotri.
The nearest railway stations from Yamunotri are Dehradun at 175 km distance and
Rishikesh at 200 km distance. Both railway stations are connected with different
destinations of India through a number of trains. From these stations, taxis and cars are
available on rent to reach Hanuman Chatti and after that, you have to trek.
Yamunotri is not directly connected with roads and one has to start treks from Hanuman
Chatti. Hanuman Chatti is well-connected with various destinations of Uttarakhand
through excellent roads and buses & taxis are available till here.