• The kapat of Shri Badrinath Temple will open on 6th May 2017 & Shri Kedarnath Temple will open on 3rd May 2017.

YAMUNOTRI

The Sacred Jewel of the Himalayas

The Shrine of Yamunotri at the source of river Yamuna is the western - most shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas. 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. ).

Location : Left Bank of River Yamuna
Altitude : 3235 M
Dedicated to : Goddess Yamuna

GETTING THERE
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.

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