Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri: The origin of the Yamuna

Yamunotri is a small peaceful town in the northern state of Uttarakhand. The place is the origin of one of the longest and holiest rivers in the country, the Yamuna. This Place is a pilgrimage site for Hindus as the Yamuna is considered a Goddess and is visited by numerous devout Hindus for paying homage. This place is also a lovely retreat offering peace of mind in contrast with the hectic life in the cities and is a perfect place for vacation.


Why is famous Yamunotri?

Yamunotri Temple

  • Yamunotri Temple: Situated at an altitude of over 3200 metres, the temple is one of the four Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand. Many people visit the temple to give offerings to the Goddess Yamuna. The temple is a must-visit place while in here. The temple provides a tranquil atmosphere, and many people visit the place for spirituality.
Yamunotri Temple - Yamunotri, Uttarakhand
Yamunotri Temple – Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Surya Kund

  • Surya Kund: Situated near the famous Yamunotri Temple, the thermal spring is associated with the holiness of the temple and shrine. Pilgrims from around the world come to give offerings in the kund.
Surya Kund - Yamunotri, Uttarakhand
Surya Kund – Yamunotri, Uttarakhand


  • Jankichatti: Janki Chatti is the last village in this region. This is an important place in your trip because it marks the start of the 7km trek to Yamunotri. The place gives a fantastic view of the mountains and a wonderful trekking experience. There are many thermal springs in the area for you to enjoy.
Jankichatti - Yamunotri, Uttarakhand
Jankichatti – Yamunotri, Uttarakhand



  • Food Plaza: Located in Hanuman Chatti, the restaurant is one of the best to get this far north. The restaurant serves both North Indian and South Indian dishes and is one of the popular choices of tourists. The beverages of the restaurant are also famous. 
  • Cafe Power: Offering a breathtaking view of the city, the restaurant is conveniently located near the Yamunotri temple. The budget-friendly restaurant provides meals and snacks all through the day, and the beverages offered here are unique and perfect for the weather.


  • Barkot Chardham Camp: En route to Yamunotri, the camp provides waterproof tents and comfortable accommodation with modern amenities. The ambience of the camp is exceptional, as it is amidst luscious greenery and gives a picturesque view of the Himalayas. There are guided visits to the shrine, and there are communication facilities.
  • Camp Veda: Located on the banks of the river Yamuna, Camp Veda is a camp resort that is a peaceful, excellent stay and is one of the best in terms of hospitality and available facilities. The hotel also provides a multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant and communication facilities.


Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport in here. The domestic airport is at a distance of 210 kilometres and has regular services with major cities and airports. Taxi services are available from the airport to Hanuman Chatti, from where you can trek to here.

The nearest railway stations to here are in Rishikesh and Dehradun, situated about 200km and 175 km from this place, respectively. Rishikesh is a central hub of the northern railways and has frequent services.

What is the best time to visit Yamunotri?


The best time to visit Yamunotri is from May-October. The rainy season may interfere with your plans on the day, and that time of the year sees many footfalls due o pilgrimage season, which may decrease the overall experience. September-October has little rain, few pilgrims and cheaper deals available in the hotels due to off-season.

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