Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri

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  • Yamunotri dham is one of the four chota char dham in the Uttarakhand state. Situated at an altitude of 3200m its about 150km from district headquarters uttarkashi. Buses are available from rishikeah.....  more
    Yamunotri dham is one of the four chota char dham in the Uttarakhand state. Situated at an altitude of 3200m its about 150km from district headquarters uttarkashi. Buses are available from rishikeah.....  more »
  • We took the Char Dham Yatra from 16th to 20th May 2022 by Helicopter. We used Streak Heli Services. From Dehradun we left early morning via Sahastradhara helipad. Reached Kharsali village in about... 
    We took the Char Dham Yatra from 16th to 20th May 2022 by Helicopter. We used Streak Heli Services. From Dehradun we left early morning via Sahastradhara helipad. Reached Kharsali village in about...  more »
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  • We were so lucky to visit Yamunotri temple because when we are coming back from temple to jankichatii we see police suspend the yatra (trek) due to weather alert. This pic was taken on 17 Oct 2021. Plan your trip before Nov month beacuse weather may change very fast and temple gate also get close on diwali every year.
  • The Yamunotri dham temple is located near bandar punchh parvat of Garhwal himalayas in Uttarkashi district. It is about 125 km from uttarkashi town. To reach the temple you have to do a 6-7 km trek. The location of the temple is just impeccable. It is one of the chhota char dham of uttarakhand. You can see the beautiful valley from the deck of the temple. There is a hot water pool in the temple. Many People first bathes in the kund then do the darshan. There is another hot water kund named surya kund in which rice and potatoes been cooked and served as prasad to the devotees. The Roads are very good but of a single lane and quite narrow due to which traffic jams take place in between. ◆ First you have to reach Janki chatti through Barkot which is 45 km from it. ◆ Here you can get rooms to stay at decent price. ◆ Next day you have to start your trekking early morning before 8 am. Because the path is very narrow and it get very crowded afterwards. ◆ You can go by your own which could take more than 4 hours or you can take a Pony, a palki or a back carriage which could take 2-4 hours to reach the temple. ◆ There are many devotees visit the temple but you can easily get the darshan. Note: 1. The driver has to be very skilled to drive on a single lane road with heavy traffic on it. 2. Do not rely on railing much as it's loosely attached. 3. If you go by a Pony remember to sit firmly and change your postures while climbing or getting down, it will help the ride. Also mind your head while ridding otherwise overhanging cliffs may hit you. 4. The weather changes drastically, so always keep raincoat/umbrella with you. 5. You can easily take pictures of Goddess Yamuna. The Yamunotri Dham temple is located about 10,800 ft above sea level (second highest in char dham). It was first built by Maharani Guleria of jaipur in 19th century. The Yamunotri dham is dedicated to godess Yamuna , daughter of Surya and twin sister of Yam. She's also sister of Shani and consort of Lord krishna. It is said that for sage Asit muni's devotion maa ganga emerged here in form yamuna river. There is actual source of the river is behind it the Kalind glacier mountain for which yamuna is also called Kalindi.

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