Yamunotri Dham

Geographic Details of Yamunotri Dham

Location : Left Bank of River Yamuna
Dedicated To : Goddess Yamuna
Altitude : 3235 M
Built In : 19th Century

Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 196 kms.
Rail : Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, 213 kms.and Dehradun 172 kms.
Road : Dharasu, 107 kms. Tehri, 107 kms. Rishikesh, 213 kms. and Dehradun, 172 kms.


Perched amidst sprawling Garhwal Hills, Yamunotri is another revered pilgrim spots in the state of Uttarakhand. It is one of the Char Dham in India and holds great religious importance. Yamunotri is the source of sacred river Yamuna and also the abode of goddess Yamuna. It is famous for its thermal springs, glaciers and scenic locales. In effect, it is one of the must visit places from travel and tourism point of view. According to Hindu mythology, this hilly spot was once the abode of an ancient sage by the name, Asit Muni. Owing to its legendary significance, thousands of devotees visit this silent yet hustling-bustling pilgrimage place. There are a many worth visiting places here, one of the most important being the Yamunotri temple. This temple was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. The shrine is dedicated to goddess Yamuna. She resides here in the form of a silver idol adorned with garlands. It is believed that a holy dip in the sacred water of river Yamunotri here relieves everyone from a painful death. This is because she is the sister of Yama, the God of Death. As a result, pilgrims visit the place in order to seek the blessings of Yamuna and save themselves from the agony of death. Apart from this there is Surya Kund which is known for its thermal springs. The temperature of the water here is approximately 190 degree Fahrenheit. Also, there are a number of hot water pools here, which are used to cook rice and potato as Prasad (holy offerings to God). Divya Shilla is a rock pillar here, which is worshipped by the devotees before entering the Yamunotri temple. Other tourist places near Yamunatri are Janaki Chatti, Hanuman Chatti and Saptrishi Kund.

Atop is a flank of Bandar Poonch peak (3615 m). The actual source, a frozen lake of ice and glacier (Champasar Glacier) located on the Kalind Mountain at the height of 4421 m above sea level is about 1 km further up is not easily accessible. Hence the shrine has been located on the foot of the hill. The Temple of divine mother Yamuna was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The tiny Yamuna has icy cold water and its absolute innocence & the infantile purity heightens that deep feeling of reverence, which Yamunotri has for the devout. According to the legend ancient sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here. The trek to Yamunotri is truly spectacular, dominated by a panorama of rugged peaks and dense forests.

The Yamunotri Temple opens every year on the auspicious day of the Akshaya - Tritiya ( in April - May ) & closes on the sacred day of Diwali ( Oct. - Nov. )..

Like Yamunotri the shrine of Gangotri opens every year on the auspicious day of Akshaya-Tritiya & closes on the day of Diwali.

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Duration : 10 Night / 11 Day
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Yamnotri - Uttarkashi-Gangotri-Gaurikund-Kedarnath-Joshimath-Badrinath-Rishikesh

Day 01 : Delhi —Haridwar

Morning Train (shatabdi ) at 6:50am – arrival at Haridwar railway station at 11:30 am- Transfer to hotel – visit local Haridwar and ganga aarti at har ki Pauri –night stay at Haridwar.

Day 02 : Haridwar - Barkot (195 kms/9 hrs, Ht : 1352 mts.)

Drive to Barkot from Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and other tourist spots. Later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

Day- 3- Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot (36 kms drive & 6kms Trek (one way) Ht : 3293 mts.)

Drive to Jankichatti, trek starts from here to Yamunotri (6kms). You can either walk or go by horse or by Doli at your own cost. Arrive at Yamunotri. One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of Garamkund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, after taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warm water. After taking "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" return to Jankichatti. Later drive back to Barkot. Stay overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day- 4- Barkot - Uttarkashi (115 kms, 5 Hrs drive, Ht :1158 mts.)

After breakfast drive to Uttarkashi. Later visit the famous Vishwanath Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day- 5- Uttarkashi - Gangotri – Uttarkashi (100 kms. each way Ht : 3048 mts.)

Early morning 06:00 A.M. drive to Gangotri, enroute at Gangnali take a holy dip in Garam Kund, then drive to Gangotri via beautiful Harsil Valley. Harsil is famous for its nature beauty and for the majestic views of the Deodar trees, and mountains. On arrival at Shree Gangotri, take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges which is also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja and Darshan, after that relax for some time in the lovely surroundings. After lunch in the afternoon drive back to Uttarkashi, on arrival check into the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day- 6- Uttarkashi – Sitapur/Gaurikund (223 kms. Drive 9 - 10 Hrs, Ht : 1319 mts.)

Morning after breakfast drive to Guptkashi, via Moolgarh, Lambgoan. Lunch enroute. On the way, see Tehri Dam from Dam View Point, then continue your journey towards Guptkashi. Thenyou can see the beautiful river Mandakini at Tilwara. The Mandakini river comes from Kedarnath, drive alongside the river to reach Guptakashi. On arrival Check In at the Hotel, evening visit Shree Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ardh Narishwar Temple. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel. Gupt Kashi's main temple is of Shiva as Vishvanath, "Lord of the Universe" (the most important Shiva temple in Benares).

Day- 7- Sitapur/Gaurikund – - Kedarnath- Sitapur (By Helicopter ) Ht : 3384 mts.

After breakfast, we proceed to helipad . Take helicopter to Kedarnath (12 mintuts flight time) visit Kedarnath Temple for Darshan, Aarti & pooja. Fly back to hotel- night stay at hotel Kedarnath: The Kedarnath shrine, one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is a scenic spot situated, against the backdrop of the majestic Kedarnath range. Kedar is another name of Lord Shiva, the protector and the destroyer. According to legend, the Pandavas after having won over the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra war, felt guilty of having killed their own brothers and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for redemption. He eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed he dived into the ground, leaving his hump on the surface. The remaining portions of Lord Shiva appeared at four other places and are worshipped there as his manifestations. The arms appeared at Tungnath, the face at Rudranath, the belly at Madhmaheshwar and his locks (hair) with head at Kalpeshwar. Kedarnath and the four above-mentioned shrines are treated as Panch Kedar

Day- 8- Sitapur/Gaurikund - Joshimath 165kms/8-9 by Road)

After breakfast drive to Joshimath/Pipalkoti via chopta Check into Hotel at . Overnight stay at hotel.

Day- 9- Joshimath - Badrinath-Joshimath - (55km(one side)/2hrs) Ht : 3133 mts.

Drive to Badrinath from Joshimath. Check into the Hotel. Later visit Badrinath Temple for Aarti.. Badrinath one of the 'Four Dhams' is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage spots of the country and is situated at an elevation of 3,133 meters, guarded on either side by the two mountain ranges known as Nar & Narayan with the towering Neelkanth Peak providing a splendid backdrop. This revered spot was once carpeted with wild berries. Thus the place got the name "Badri van", meaning "forest of berries". visit mana village and drive back to joshimath/pipalkoti . night stay at hotel.

Day- 10- Joshimath – Rishikesh(255 kms/8-9hr) : After breakfast

Drive back to Rishikesh via Nandprayag, Karanprayag,Rudraprayag & Deoprayag. Arrive and check into your Hotel. Stay overnight at Rishikesh.

Day- 11- Rishikesh /Haridwar –New Delhi-:

After Breakfast visit local places of Rishikesh , Ram jhula & Laxman jhula, Swarg ashram and in evening take Train – (shatabdi) at 6:00 P.m back to Delhi.

*The above itinerary can be modified as per our client requirement .

Cost Includes

  • Non Air-Conditioned Hotel Accommodation On Twin / Triple Share Basis.
  • All Travel / Transport as per request.
  • All Sightseeing as Per The Itinerary.
  • All Toll Taxes, State Taxes, Parking charges.
  • Daily Breakfast at The Hotel.


  • In All Hotels Base Category Rooms are allocated for the Stay, In Case Of Up Gradation It will be charged.
  • Check In & Check Out 10AM at Hotels.
  • Air Conditioned will not run in Hill Area.

Cost Excludes

  • Entry fees at the monuments/ temples.
  • Soft drinks and hard drinks.
  • Laundry, telephone calls, drinks, tipp and guide charge etc.
  • Insurance-Any type.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in above itinerary is not part of the package.

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