Yamunotri is one of the four sacred dhams of uttarakhand in Garhwal himalayas - The home of Goddess Yamuna and named after River Yamuna, sister of Yamraj. Yamunotri Temple was built in the 19th Century by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur. It was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again. It is said that a rock pillar named Divya Shila to be worshipped before entering the Yamunotri Temple. There are Number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple, which flows into numerous pools.
Among the all the most important spring is Surya Kund where raw rice can be cooked and distributed among devotees as a prasad. Apart for that Yamunotri is full with scenic spot and panoramic views of Himalayan mountain range.
General Information About Yamunotri:
State : Uttranchal / Uttarkhand
Area : 1 Sq. Km.
Altitude : 3235 meters above sea level
Temperature : Summer Max: 20 C/ Min: 06 C
Winter Max : Sub Zero/ Min: Snowbound
STD Code : 01372-86
Haridwar Railway Enquiry : 131
Dehradun Airport Enquiry : 0135-2412052-53
Local Languages : Hindi, Garhwali (local)
Attranction of Yamunotri : Divya Kund, Surya Kund, Yamunotri Temple,
Nearby Cities : Barkot, Dharasu, Hanuman Chatti, Haridwar, Janki Chatti, Sayana Chatti, Tehri, Uttarkashi
How to Reach Yamunotri
By Air: The Nearest airport from Yamunotri is Jolly grant airport in Dehradun and just 196 Km away from Yamunotri.
By Rail: Haridwar is the nearest railway station from Yamunotri and just 260 Km away from Yamunotri.
By Road: the roadhead for Yamunotri is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavstha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.
Distances in km from some cities are as per follows:
Barkot – 40 Km
Dharasu – 107 Km
Hanuman Chatti – 13 Km
Janki Chatti - 08 Km trek
Haridwar – 222 Km (via Narendernagar)
Uttarkashi – 97 Km
Tehri – 149 Km