Located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri is one of the important Hindu pilgrimage sites. The place is blessed with divine beauty of dense forests and rugged peaks. Visited by new range of pilgrims every year, Yamunotri is listed among one of the destinations of Char Dham Yatra. The shrine is constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah and the deity inside is made up of black marble.
Though, the temple remains closed during winter months from November to March due to snow fall. But for your comfort and convenience, the deities are shifted to Mukhba and Kharsail in Uttarkashi district. It is a special scheme, planned by Uttarakhand Government; in order to provide you darshans all the year long.
Moreover, in our Yamunotri Tour Packages you can indulge in some of the adventures like rock climbing and trekking through the green forests. Also, go for excursions to nearby attractions like Surya Kund, Divya Shila, Jankichatti and Lakhamandal.
Here are the latest SOPs for Yamunotri Yatra, which people are required to follow.
- Only fully vaccinated people with a mandatory COVID-19 negative report are allowed to embark on the Yamunotri yatra.
- A limited number of pilgrims are allowed with the capping of 400 devotees at Yamunotri Dham in a day.
- It is mandatory to show the vaccination certificate along with the negative report issued by the ICMR authorized laboratory.
- Devotees are required to follow the strict COVID-19 protocols like social distancing and wearing masks.
- Pilgrims are not permitted to take a holy bath in any of the springs around the Yamunotri temples.
Explore Tourist Places to visit during your Yamunotri Yatra
Below are some of the best places you can visit during your Yamunotri Dham Yatra.
Jankichatti- located at 4 Km distance from yamunotri temple.
Surya Kund- This is a hot water spring near temple of Yamunotri
Kharsali- This is a small and beautiful village, it is 5 km away from Yamunotri
Shani Dev Temple- It is 2 km away from Yamunotri Dham
Hanumanchatti- It is 9 Km away from Yamunotri temple. Situated at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers this is a quiet place devoted to Lord Hanuman.
How to Reach Yamunotri Dham
Yamunotri is situated in Uttarakhand in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas.
By Air - The nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, 88 Km away from Yamunotri.
By Train - The nearest railway station is at Haridwar, 122 km away from Yamunotri. One can get a bus or hire a taxi from the station to the Yamunotri.
By Road - You can reach Yamunotri by road as well. You need to drive to Barkot from Dehradun or Haridwar that is 176 km. There is a place near Yamunotri called Jankichatti from where you need to trek 5 km or you can travel on horseback to reach Yamunotri Temple. Buses and Private cabs are easily available from Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Dehradun.
By Helicopter - You can also visit the Yamunotri Dham by chopper and you can board a helicopter from Dehradun airport.
From Delhi - You can take road transport up to Rishikesh & Haridwar, and then drive to Barkot to Yamunotri.