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Weekend Getaway from Delhi to Yamunotri

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi : 419 kilometers / 7 h ,35 m

Weather

Summer 6 to 20°C

 

Winter -7 to 5°C

 

Famous for

  • Pilgrimage
  • Hill station
  • Temples

Best Time To Visit

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Situated amidst the Garhwal Himalayas in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Yamunotri is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites among Hindus. This holy place is among the four sites of Char Dham Yatra, which you can book with us. This is easily accessible from Delhi and can be reached by road as well as by helicopter. We offer a wide range of well-curated Yamunotri tour packages from Delhi, which are customizable. Moreover, Yamunotri is bestowed with natural beauty and charm, making it a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. 

Located at an altitude of 3,293 m above sea level, Yamunotri is flanked by the Bander Poonch mountain range. This holy town is encompassed by the towering mountain peaks from all sides and is located next to the Indo-Chinese border.

According to Hindu mythology, Yamuna is the sister of Yama, the god of death. Yamunotri Temple is an abode of Goddess Yamuna and is famous for thermal springs as well as glaciers. It is believed that performing holy ablution in the Yamuna offers them a painless death. Yamunotri is easily accessible from Delhi and pilgrims can be reached here without hassle. The pilgrims and tourists can witness the breathtaking beauty of the region and soak in the scenic vistas of the serene environs. 

The best time to visit Yamunotri from Delhi is in the summer season, when the climatic conditions remain comfortable and pleasant for the sightseeing tour. The connectivity from Delhi to Yamunotri is good and tourists can travel by road, rail, and air. The nearest railhead from Yamunotri is Dehradun and the railhead is in Rishikesh. Both these places are well-connected from Delhi. Private cabs, shared taxis, and buses are available from Rishikesh and Dehradun to Yamunotri. 

The road condition is also good and offers great views of the panoramic surroundings. There are numerous places to visit near Yamunotri and things to do on a trip that can make your weekend getaway from Delhi to Yamunotri memorable.

How to Reach Yamunotri from Delhi

By Train

The nearest railway stations to Yamunotri are Rishikesh and Dehradun. Dehradun Railway Station is located at a distance of 175 km from Yamunotri, while Rishikesh Railway Station is located at a distance of 200 km before Yamunotri on NH58. Taxis and buses are available from these railway stations to Hanuman Chatti.

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport to Yamunotri. It is around 227 kilometers away from Yamunotri. There are regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun Airport, which makes the accessibility of Yamunotri easy for Delhiites. From Dehradun, buses and taxis are readily available for Yamunotri.

By Road

The Grand Trunk Road and National Highway number 94 connect Delhi and Yamunotri. The journey via these two routes will take approximately 7 hours. There is no direct bus service between Delhi and Yamunotri. If you are coming to Delhi, take a bus to Rishikesh and get down. From here, bus services are available between Rishikesh and Hanuman Chatti. Yamunotri is around 14 kilometers from Hanuman Chatti via bus.

Attractions in Yamunotri

Saptarishi Kund

Located at a height of 4421 meters above sea level, Saptarishi Kund is considered as the origin of Yamuna River. It is considered as one of the most tiring treks in the Himalayas. The breathtaking sight of skating through the snow covered ponds makes this trek an unforgettable experience. With its azure waters, gravel banks and the rare sight of Brahma lotus, Saptarishi Kund offers delightful scenery.

Surya Kund

Located close to the holy shrine Yamunotri, Surya Kund is a hot water spring whose temperature is 1900 Fahrenheit. Here, devotees tie rice and potato and dip it in the water to be cooked. Due to the high temperature of water, it takes only few minutes for the food to get prepared. This cooked food is the main offering in the temple.

Divya Shila

Located close to the Surya Kund at Yamunotri, Divya Shila is a potent rock pillar where devotees offer prayers as a customary practice before they enter Yamunotri. The spot is located at an altitude of 3000 meters. Although a tedious path, devotees feel extreme pleasure in climbing this massive wall.

Yamunotri Temple

Perched atop Kalind Parvat at an altitude of 3030 meters, Yamunotri Temple, located at the holy banks of River Yamuna, is one of the four Char Dhams of Uttarakhand. The temple was built in the 19th century and was destroyed twice due to natural calamities. The river deity ‘Yamuna’ is portrayed in the form of a silver idol adorned with garlands. There is a popular belief that a holy Darshan in this shrine brings good fortune.

Trekking

Located at a height of 3030 meters, Yamunotri offers some of the most picturesque and tedious treks to the adventurous people. While trekking to Yamunotri, one can behold the breathtaking beauty of verdant nature, crystal clear waters, gushing streams and deciduous forests. Some of the famous and exciting trekking routes are The Dodi Tal trek, trek from Hanuman Chatti to Phul Chatti and trek from Janki Chatti to Kharsali. 

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