Yamunotri Travel Guide

Yamunotri Travel Guide

Yamunotri dham is located in the Uttarkashi district, at a height of 3,293 meters, on the western side of the Garhwal Himalayas. It lies near the Indo-China border and is considered to be one of the popular chardham shrines due to the presence of the Yamuna River. In the Yamunotri Temple, the idol of Goddess Yamuna is worshipped, who is considered as the ‘Lady of Life’. The yamuna river is considered to be very holy and it is also a belief among the pilgrims that taking dips in this holy river washes off the human sins.

Yamunotri Temple Opening and Closing Date

The yamunotri temple opening date is on the sacred occasion of Akshaya Tritiya and the yamunotri temple closing date is generally after dewali every year. Keep a check on the site of Shrine Yatra to know about the Opening and Closing Date of Yamunotri Temple.

Best Time to Visit Yamunotri

The best time to visit yamunotri is from the month of May to June and from the month of September to the month of November. The period till the month of March remains winter season and the temperature falls below 0 degree Celsius. Such a season is thus strictly avoid by the yatra pilgrims to avoid any kind of interference during their visit.

How to Reach Yamunotri

Yamunotri is easily accessible through air, roads, and rails thus the query regarding how to reach yamunotri, can be resolve very easily.

By Air: Avail the nearest Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is located at a distance of 195.6 kilometers from Yamunotri. You can book a cab or a taxi till Phool Chatti and from there, you need to follow a trek route via Janki Chatti to reach Yamunotri.

By Train: Go by train either to the Dehradun Railway Station or to the Rishikesh Railway Station. Hire a taxi, ride a bus, or book a cab from the railway station to reach Phool Chatti. You may also get shared jeeps or similar vehicles. From there, do a trek from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri which is about 5 kilometers.

By Road: It is considered as the best route to reach Yamunotri as it is well-connected to the roads of yamunotri, till Phool Chatti, via Dehradun and Barkot. However, if you plan to come by the Haridwar-Rishikesh route, then you will have to follow the Dharasu bifurcation point.

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Yamunotri Trek Guide

The yamunotri trek route is compulsory and thus, cannot be switched with any other route. The trekking begins from Janki Chatti which takes around 6 kilometers to reach Yamunotri, that is, around two to three hours time. The trekking path is quite steep which make it difficult to walk, in the presence of beautiful lakes and streams, ample flora and fauna, snowy regions and dense forests. There are several facilities and amenities provide to the pilgrims with water supply, seatings, and resting spots. Small tea and coffee stalls for refreshments are also present at regular intervals for the comfort of the tourists.


  • Start your trek early in the morning to enjoy pleasant weather condition.
  • Carry a backpack with a road map, dry food items, raincoats or umbrellas, and first aid box.
  • Wear comfortable trekking clothes and gripping shoes.
  • Carry enough water with you to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Carry enough cash with you in case of any emergency.


  • Do not overpack your bag as it might slow down your trekking speed.
  • Do not pollute nature.
  • Don’t touch anything during trekking which has harm for you.

What to Do in Yamunotri?

You can indulge yourself in several activities on Yamunotri like pilgrimage activities, camping, trekking, photography, and, village tourism.

Places to Visit Near Yamunotri

While your trip to Yamunotri, you may also visit Janki Chatti, Kharsil, Hanuman Chatti, Shani Dev Temple, Surya Kund and many more.

Staying Guide in Yamunotri?

Finding proper accommodation is never an issue when you are in Yamunotri. There are ample lodging options available near Janki Chatti and Hanuman Chatti which is only 5 kilometers to 6 kilometers away from the Yamunotri Temple and takes almost two to three hours to reach there.

Food Guide in Yamunotri

There are many restaurants and cafes which serve breakfasts, lunches, and, dinners through the Yamunotri travel route. You may also find several refreshment stalls of tea and coffee in the trekking route from Janku Chatti to Yamunotri.

Traveling Tips to Yamunotri

  • Carry ample extra clothing because frequent rains are common due to its hilly location.
  • Put the some dry foods and fruits too because the shops are not very frequent in the Yamunotri region.
  • Make sure you are carrying enough amount of cash with you because ATMs and card transactions are not quite common.
  • Do not forget to pack your warm clothes if you are traveling in October to March.
  • Check the opening and closing dates of the Yamunotri Temple before you do your bookings.

If you too are planning your yamunotri yatra 2021, then the Shrine Yatra travel guide is going to be of great importance. At Shrine Yatra, we consider it our responsibility to provide you with a specially curated yamunotri travel guide which will guide you well to plan your trip to yamunotri.

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