Yamunotri is the source of river Yamuna which is situated amidst the Garhwal Himalayas. Yamunotri is naturally bestowed with abundant beauty and charm. At a hovering altitude of 3293 meters, Yamunotri lies adjacent to the Indo-Chinese border and is encircled by lofty peaks on all sides. Highly revered as the origin of the majestic river Yamuna, Yamunotri is famed for its glaciers and thermal springs that makes it one of the most important stopovers in the schedule of Hindu pilgrimage. According to Hindu tradition, Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the god of death. A holy dip in this river secures a painless death to the devotee.A thrilling and exhilarating location in the footsteps of Garhwal mountain ranges, Yamunotri offers picturesque surroundings with awesome shrubs, lush meadows and gushing cascades. A legendary place, which demands lots of courage and stamina to reach, Yamunotri would be a perfect place for those who love escapades. The trek to Yamunotri is magnificent, subjugated by mind stilling views of craggy peaks and intense forests.From the snow-clad summits to the turquoise lakes, Yamunothri has unbelievably romantic allures on store for those who are young at heart. Its imposing walking trails beside the gushing streams presents some spectacular moments that one could never forget.
River Yamuna originates from Yamunotri which is surrounded by Mountains. It is one of the most scenic destinations which is perfect for spiritual elevations. Yamunotri is not crowded with tourists and one can avoid the rush and enjoy a peaceful time. The best period to visit Yamunotri is during May to June and September to November.
Apart from stunning natural beauty, Uttarkashi is also called as Devbhumi, which can be literally translated to Land of the Gods.
Barkot hill station is an ideal holidaying and adventure destination for nature and adventurer lovers.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Yamunotri situated at an approx. distance of 210kms.
The nearest railway stations to Yamunotri are Rishikesh and Dehradun. Dehradun railway station is situated approx. 175kms from Yamunotri and Rishikesh railway station is situated approx. 200kms
Yamunotri is connected by Road to major cities in Uttarakhand
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