Yamunotri is sacred place as the origin place of The River Yamuna. One of four sacred pilgrims of Uttarakhand. It is located at north of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand, India. The temple was built by Amar Singh Thapa, Gurkha general in 18th century. Later the temple was damaged & renovated by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the 19th century. The source of Yamuna River lies in the Yamunotri Glacier which is at a height of 6,387 metres (20,955 ft) near the Bandarpunch peaks.
The Yamontri temple remains close in winter for 06 months as the place is covered with snow. The statue of divine Goddess Yamontri is shifted to Kharsali which is winter seat of Goddess where regular Pooja & Aarti is offered to Goddess. The Yamunotri temple opens every year on the auspicious day of the Akshaya Tritya, which generally falls during the last week of April, or the first week of May.
Places to visit near the Yamontri Temple:
Yamunotri distance by Surface:
Delhi – Yamunotri – 420 Kms (approx)
Bareilly - Yamunotri - 485 Kms (approx)
Lucknow - Yamunotri – 740 Kms (approx)
Chandigarh - Yamunotri – 290 Kms (approx)
Shimla – Yamunotri – 260 Kms (approx)
Best time to visit Yamunotri:
Apr - Nov
Yamunotri has pleasant weather from Apr till October except monsoon as there are problem of landslides & road blockages.