Location: Uttarakhand, INDIA
Above Sea Level: elevation of 3235 metres
Visit Time: May to June and September to October
Yamunotri Shrine the source of river Yamuna is situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri and the road bifurcates and goes to Yamunotri from Dharasu, a place between Rishikesh-Uttarkashi.
Yamunotri can also be visited via Mussoorie and Barkot.
Source of Yamuna river lies about 1 km. ahead at the altitude of about 4421 metres. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja at the temple itself.
There are hot springs close to the temple, a bath in them is very refreshing after a tedious 13 kms. trek from Hanumanchatti or 5 kms. From Janki Chatti.
The main temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The present temple was built by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the late nineteenth century. Once destroyed by an earthquake, it has been rebuilt. A holy dip in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cooking rice in its water are common rituals performed by the devotees.
Only Dharamshalas are available at Yamunotri.
Alternative accommodation available. There is a Tourist Rest House (GMVN) at Janki Chatti.
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Eating Joints :
Only local eating houses (dhabas) are available.
Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in Yamunotri.
One of the important thermal springs known for its very high temperature of 190 F. Pilgrims cook rice and potatoes here to offer to the deity in the temple.
A huge rock pillar venerated before entering the Yamunotri Temple
TO REACH BADRINATH
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 18 kms from Rishikesh.
Nearest railhead is a Haridwar, 310 kms
The road to Yamunotri diverts at Dharasu, on way to Uttarkashi. Important road distances are: Hanumanchatti 14 kms; Dharasu 107 kms; Tehri 149 kms.