Yamunotri

The Shrine of Yamunotri, 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 and Uttarkashi. Yamunotri can also be visited via Mussoorie and Barkot. Situated at an elevation of 3235 mts. above sea - level, the shrine of Yamunotri is one of the 'Four Dhams' of Uttrakhand. The source of Yamuna lies about one km. ahead at an altitude of about 4421 mts. The approach is extremely difficult and pilgrims therefore offer pooja at temple itself. There is one hot spring does to the temple, a bath in them is very refreshing after a tedious 13 kms. trek from Hanumanchatti or 5 kms. from Janki Chatti.
General Information
Altitude :
3,235 Mts.
Climate :
(Summer)Cool During the day & cold at night.
(Winters)Snow-bound touching sub - Zero.
Clothing :
(Summer) Light Woolens.
(Winters) Very Heavy Woolens.
Languages :
Hindi, Garhwali and English.
Nearest Airport :
Jolly Grant 240 Km.
Nearest Rail :
Rishikesh 222 Km.
Accommodation :
Dharamshalas are available at Yamunotri. Alternative accommodation available. There is a Tourist Rest House at Janki Chatti.
Nearby Places :
Surya Kund, Sayanchatti,
Janki Chatti, Hanuman Chatti

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