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1. Janki Chatti

Janki Chatti
Must visit 4.1 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Jankichatti is the starting point of the trek to Yamunotri. The 6 km trek to Yamunotri is done in 2.5 hours to 3 hours. It can be done on foot or mule, palki (palanquins) and pithoo (carrier) are available from Jankichatti.

2. Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple
Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

This Dham atop 3030 metres on Kalinad Parvat was built in 19th Century containing a bejeweled silver idol of Yamunotri wrapped in garlands. Devotees trek the 6 km up the hill dotted with Ratnajot- a popular herb to cure eye diseases; all the way from Hanuman Chatti.

3. Hanuman Chatti

Hanuman Chatti
Must visit 4.1 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Hanuman Chatti is a popular trekking point to Yamunotri, Darwa Top and Dodi Tal. It was the starting point to the Yamunotri Dham before the road to Janki Chatti was made. Most tourists travelling to Yamunotri stay here overnight.

4. Surya Kund

Surya Kund
Must visit 3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Surya Kund is a thermal hot water spring located at the Yamunotri Temple complex. The hot water of the spring is used to cook rice or potato tied in a muslin cloth. It is believed that eating this prasad (offering) fulfils all the desires of the devotees.

5. Barkot

Barkot
3.1 /5

18 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Barkot is a charming hill station and the last major town near Yamunotri located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Barkot is known for its trekking trails, white water rafting and stunning view.

6. Saptarishi Kund

Saptarishi Kund
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Saptrishi Kund is a high altitude lake. Believed to be the original source of the Yamuna River, it is a trekking spot near Yamunotri. Saptrishi Kund trek is one of the most difficult treks in Uttarakhand. The 16 km trek starts from Jankichatti and goes through Yamunotri Temple.

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7. Divya Shila

Divya Shila
3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Divya Shila is a sacred stone located outside the main Yamunotri shrine. Also, known as the "slab of divine light", devotees worship Divya Shila before entering the Yamunotri Temple. Generally, the pilgrims take a bath in Surya Kund and cook rice and potatoes tied in a muslin cloth. This prasad is offered first at Divya Shila and then taken to the Yamunotri Temple.

8. Trekking in Yamunotri

Trekking in Yamunotri
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

The way to Yamunotri is often covered by trekkers via Yamuna Bridge, Badkot or Rishikesh. You can also opt for a guided tour of the place.

9. Kharsali

Kharsali
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Yamunotri

Kharsali, also known as Khushimath, is the winter seat of Goddess Yamuna. On Akshya Tritiya, the statue of Ma Yamuna is shifted here from Yamunotri Temple. On Bhai Dooj, the statue along with Lord Someshwara is returned to Yamunotri for the next 6 months.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Yamunotri?

Day 1 - Reach Hanuman Chatti, and commence on a trek towards Yamunotri, which lies at a distance of 14 Kilometers. This trekking route is absolutely beautiful and a favourite with trekkers.

Day 2 - Visit the most important pilgrimage centre, the Yamunotri temple, rebuilt by Maharani Gularia. Witness the great pillar, Divya Shilla, which stands as the entry attraction of the temple, and is worshipped by pilgrims. Later, savour the delightful prasad offered in this temple. In fact, this prasad is made with the use of the thermal spring, Surya Kund, where you can head to after visiting the Yamunotri temple.

Day 3 - Head to Janki Chatti, which is another popular thermal spring, and lies at a distance of 7kilometress from Yamunotri. From there, head to Kharsali. With the beautiful scenery, this village also has an ancient temple as a major tourist attraction. You can also cover the Dodital lake, which is considered a “mysterious lake”, as its depth is still unknown.

Day 4 - Trekking enthusiasts can dedicate an entire day to cover the numerous routes that Yamunotri has to offer. Cover the route from Yamunotri to Gangotri, a 60 Kilometers long route, also known as the Dodital track. You can also head over to Barkot, which lies at a distance of 49 Kilometers from Yamunotri.

How can I commute within Yamunotri?

Ponies and palanquins are used by tourists. Otherwise, locals traverse the place on foot.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Yamunotri?

The top sightseeing places in Yamunotri are Janki Chatti, Yamunotri Temple, Hanuman Chatti, Surya Kund, Saptarishi Kund, Divya Shila.
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