Things To do in Yamunotri

Overview

Perched at an altitude of 3,293 meters in the ancient town of Yamunotri, the Yamunotri Temple is a sacred destination dedicated to the holy Goddess Yamuna. Accessible only via a challenging 6 km trek from Janki Chatti, the nearest town, this 19th-century stone temple was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. Pilgrims undertaking the Chota Char Dham Yatra pilgrimage of Uttarakhand find the temple and the town nestled amidst the grand Garhwal Himalayas. The temple's surroundings, encompassing mountain peaks, glaciers, and the glorious river Yamuna, create a mesmerizing sight. Visitors can also explore natural hot springs near the temple, adding to the allure of this picturesque location. For those seeking the ultimate experience, a trek further up the mountain to witness the birthplace of the magnificent Yamuna river at an altitude of 4,421 meters is a worthwhile endeavor.

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