Yamunotri India- India Vacation Packages
Yamunotri India is blessed with holy thermal springs, believed to be very beneficial for curing disease. Visit ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna & a rock pillar in Yamunotri India travel.
Yamunotri in the Garhwal mountains of Uttarkashi
region is situated at a height of 3233 m above sea level, perched atop a
flank of the Bandhar Poonch Peak. Located in beautiful surroundings,
Yamunotri is a wonder-filled religious site that is visited by a large
number of tourists every year. It constitutes one of the four most important
pilgrimages, collectively called the 'Char Dham Yatra' of the Garhwal
Yamunotri is the source of revered river Yamuna which originates from the
Champasar Glacier lying 1 km ahead of the shrine. Since the approach is
extremely difficult, pilgrims usually offer obeisance at the temple itself.
The present temple was constructed by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the
nineteenth century. The shrine attracts devotees in large numbers from May
to October. According to the historical past, a saint Asit Muni used to
reside at this secluded spot in the ancient times.
The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to goddess Yamuna
and the holy thermal springs at Jankichatti. A bath in the hot springs close
to the temple, is very refreshing after an exhausting 13 kms. trek from
Hanumanchatti or 5 kms. from Janki Chatti. The Surya Kund, whose waters are
used for cooking prasad, and Divya Shila, a rock pillar, are also among the
major attractions of Yamunotri.
How to Get There
Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 17 km from Rishikesh &
24 km from Dehradun.
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Dehradun and Haridwar.
Road: Yamunotri is easily accessible from Rishikesh, Saharanpur and
Dehradun. Rishikesh to Yamunotri 222 km.via Narendranagar 16 km., Chama 46
km., Brahmkhal 15 km, Barkot 40 km, Syanachatti 27 km, Hanumanchatti 6 km.,
Phoolchatti 5 km., Jankichatti 3 km., and Yamunotri 6 km.
Bus Service: Regular bus services operate from Rishikesh to
Local Transport: Ponies and porters are available from Hanuman