Yamunotri is one of the sacred pilgrimage location as well as renowned trekking place. It is located in the midst of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3293 meters from sea level and adjacent to Indo-Chinese border. The place is bestowed with abundant of natural beauty and charms and encircled by lofty snow-covered peaks. One can enjoy the breathtaking vistas of unspoiled nature at its full bloom. It is considered where the majestic River Yamuna originates. The glaciers of Yamunotri are much famed. Thermal springs are the other stopover features of Yamunotri. The Hindu devotees believes that dip in this holy river will secures the painless death as River Yamuna is the sister of god of death, Yama. The exhilarating location proffers lush meadows, gushing cascades, awesome shrubs and tranquil surroundings. It is one of the legendary place, requires loads of energy and stamina to reach the destination. It is a perfect place for adventurous trekking and an ideal place for those who love escapades. It is also a dreamland for wild life enthusiasts.
Places to visit
It is one of the natura hot springs with the temperature of 1900F. Devotees and visitors cook their rice by simply immersing the rice into this water. The cooked rice is served as Prasad.
It is a dominating feature in Barkot. It was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. It is the original source of Yamuna River and holds high religious value. This sacred temple is at an elevation of 3235 meters above the sea level.
It is the popular point of trekking. It is around 13 km from Yamunotri. The distance must be covered by foot. It is the place of confluence of River Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga.
Activities to do
Yamunotri is trekking is magnificent. The majestic Himalayas are the alluring fascination to nature lovers and trekkers. It is a place for people those who have loads of energy and stamina. One can enjoy the picturesque beauty in the tedious trekking. It is much challenging and filled with adventures.
How to reach Yamunotri
Jollygrant airport in Dehradhun is around 196 km from Yamunotri is considered the nearest airport.Other accessible airports are Shimla domestic airport, Indra Gandhi international airport in Delhi and Netaji Subhash Chandrabose international airport in Kolkata.
Dehradhun railway station is the nearest one, located around 172 km from Yamunotri.
Yamunotri is well accessible from Hanuman Chatti, located around 14 km from Yamunotri. There are plenty of buses available from Hanuman Chatti to various major parts of Uttarkhand.
In summer 6-20C and in winter -7-5 C and best visited from April to October.