Yamunotri Temple Tour

Front view of Yamunotri Temple

Built in 19th century, the Yamunotri temple has a black marble idol of Goddess Yamuna. Recently the temple was destroyed twice by snow and flood but has been reconstructed each time. There are numerous hot water spring near the temple in which pilgrims immerse potatoes and rice field in pieces of cloth. The meals thus prepared are offerd to the deity and then distributed among the pilgrims. The trek along the river is invigorating, especially with the view of the majestic Himalayas, 3235 meter above sea level Yamunotri is the source of river Yamuna, which is the main tributary of holy river, Ganges. As the legend goes, Yamunotri was the home of Asit Muni, a famous sage of ancient times.

  • Places visit near Yamunotri Temple

    On the Mussoorie - Yamunotri road lies Lakhamandal, Legend has is that the Kaurvas made a shelter house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here.

    Surya Kund
    One of the important thermal springs known for its very high temperature of 190 degree F. Pilgrims cooks rice and potatoes here to offer to deity in the temple.

    Divya Shila
    A huge rock pillar venerated before entering the Yamunotri Temple.

    Jankichatti (6 kms)
    The thermal springs here here offer a spectacular sight and a refreshing bath for the pilgrims

    Hanumanchatti (14 kms)
    The confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna river from the starting point for the scenic Dodi Tal Trek. Porters, Ponies and Palanquines are available for the journey to Yamunotri.

    Sayanachatti (18 kms)
    A scenic spot along bank of river Yamuna that makes a lovely sight enrouted on trek up to Yamunotri

    Chamba (158 Kms)
    A sylvan spot on way to Tehri that offers an excellent view of the Himalayan peaks. Situated at an altitude of 1676 mts. Above sea level, Chamba is an ideal summer retreat.