the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the
goddess Yamuna, is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple of Yamunotri falls on the
left bank and was originally constructed by Maharaj
Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The shrine of Yamunotri is
one of the "four dhams" of Uttaranchal Yamunotri temple
is Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri and
the road bifurcates and goes to Yamunotri from Dharasu,
a place between Rishikesh - Uttarkashi. Another 55 km
away is Barkot, affording a fabulous view of the
Banderpunch Range. Barkot is also approachable by road
directly from all the major cities in India.
the temple are three hot springs. The most important,
Surya Kund, is a tank full of boiling water into which
rice and potatoes are dipped to be cooked and taken as “prasad”.
Near the Kund, a rock slab, the “Divya Shila” is
worshipped before puja is offered to the black marble
idol of Yamuna.
One has to reach at actual temple of yamunotri only by a
six kilometer walk from Hanuman chati.
General Information About
Altitude : 3165
Temperature >> Summer: Max. 20 deg.C. Min. 6
Winter : Max. Sub-Zero Min. Snowbound
Clothing >> May to July: - Light woollen
Sept. to Nov.:- Heavy woolens
Langauage/Dialects >> Hindi, English & Garhwali .
Season : May to June and September to October
Travel Information >>
Airport : Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant
Railhead: Nearest railheads are Rishikesh (213
kms.), Dehradun and Haridwar.
Distances from important