Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri

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Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3,291 metres (10,797 ft) in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and has a black marble idol of the goddess. The Yamunotri temple is a full day's journey from Uttarakhand's main towns — Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The actual temple is only accessible by a 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) trek from the town of Hanuman Chatti and a 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) walk from Janki Chatti; horses or palanquins are available for rent. The hike from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri takes in views of a number of waterfalls. There are two trekking routes from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri, the one along the right bank proceeds via the Markandeya Tirth, where the sage Markandeya wrote the Markandeya Purana, the other route which lies on the left bank of the river goes via Kharsali, from where Yamunotri is a five or six hours climb away.
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  • We went in Nov 2020, started to trek from Jankichatti. Though the kms displayed is 5kms, but in total its a trek of almost 19kms both sides. The view wile trekking is great but in a certain point you....  more »
  • The climb to Maa Yamnotri temple is tough to begin with because you are sharing the narrow pathway with other yatris, horses, mules & palkis.. Our entire climb up & down from the temple was riddled.....  more »
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  • Is very nice holy place. Beside the river there is a hot water pond which is really a miracle in such an high altitude. If you dip some rice wrapped in a cloth, the rice gets boiled.
  • Devinity in every step, but needs to be priligrim friendly, very costly transportation from down hill to the top, and there the horses parking place is very far, if u wish to visit , visit by helicopter and then in palkies,horse ride is not safe, the ride cost plus their expenses worry you, the temple place will be always raining, take safety measures from cold rain. But u forget all your tiredness when u take bath in the warm water pond. Really Gods miracle places, every where u find a warm water pond around the snow moutains where rain is also so cool like ice.
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