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Holiday Destination: Yamunotri

Yamunotri, 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.


Summer 6°C to 20°C, Winter -7°C to 5°C

Tourist Season:

May to June, September to November


Hotel, Bungalows and Private Cottages are available which suit all budgets

General Information of yamunotri

Altitude: 3165, Languages: Garhwali, Hindi and English, Temperature: Summer-6°C to 20°C. Winter: 5°C to 7°C. Clothing: Summer-Light Woolen, Winter- Very Heavy Woolen

Tourist Attraction in or near by yamunotri


Yamunotri Temple

It was built again in 19th century by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur. Even after that, the temple has been modernized and renovates pretty a few times. Inside the temple, there is a statue of Goddess Yamuna imprinted in black stone that is mainly worshipped. .



Surya Kund:

The Sun is the father of River Yamuna,Yamuotri houses a hot water spring whose temperature is 1900 F. This hot water spring is known as Surya Kund that lies very near to the holy shrine of Yamunotri. Devotees fasten rice and potatoes in a cotton cloth, and dip it in the water to be cooked. The water is so warm that the food gets prepared within few minutes. This cooked food is the main offering in the temple. A hot water spring in the precincts of snowy strengthens one's faith in the spirituality of the place.


Divya Shila

This is a stone that is worshipped prior to entering the temple.



Saptarishi Kund

A natural lake that happens to be the most enthralling spot in Yamunotri, Saptarishi Kund is regarded as the origin of Yamuna River. At an altitude of 4421 meters, this scenic spot is not easily accessible and it is considered as one among the most tedious treks in the Himalayas. A 10 kilometers awfully difficult journey covered with ice from Yamunotri. The exotic sight scenery of skating of the chirping flock through the snow covered ponds makes the trip a haunting memory. Saptarishi Kund offers an unruffled place on the backdrop of falcate glaciers, which holds the spectacular scenery of a partly visible peak of Banderpunch. With its murky bluish waters, pebbly banks and the rare display of Brahama lotus, Saptarishi Kund beholds delightful scenery. Before you venture your trip to Saptarishi Kund, .



Yamunotri could be reached by trekking from Dehradun through Yamuna Bridge and Barkot or even via Rishikesh. It is rest assured that Yamunotri would provide one with an exciting and excellent trek to all who love escapades. While trekking to Yamunotri, one can foresee the mesmerizing beauty of nature, crystal clear water, streams, forests and many more. Trekkers can sense the ideal retreat of trekking the mountains to reach the holy destination.




Dharasu, 107 kms. Tehri, 149 kms. Rishikesh, 213 kms.& Dehradun, 172 kms



Nearest Airport

For Yamunotri is Jolly Grant, 196 kms. from Yamunotri via Dehradun



Nearest Railway Station

For Yamunotri is Rishikesh, 213 kms. & Dehradun, 172 kms.

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