Located at an altitude of 3293 m from mean sea level, adjacent to the Indo-Chinese border is Yamunotri, also known for its importance as a sacred pilgrimage site. It attracts visitors from all over the country for being the origin point of the majestic River Yamuna. According to historical sources, sage Asit Muni had his hermitage here, further lending to the sanctity of this place. Harsil, Uttarkashi, Mori are the places close to Yamunotri.
Places to Stay
Yamunotri has decent accommodation options. Some of the hotels in Yamunotri are Hotel Krishna Palace (Tariff – Rs. 900), Brahmaputra Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300), Yamuna Kinare Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Yamunotri is Hindi. Garhwali is also commonly spoken. Some of the locals are familiar with English too.
Diwali (in October – November) is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Yamunotri are Surya Kund, Yamunotri Temple, Hanuman Chatti and Uttar Kashi among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Yamunotri is Dehradun Airport, which is 96 km away.
The nearest major railway station from Yamunotri is Dehradun Station, which is 172 km away.
Yamunotri has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Dehradun, Uttarkashi and Mussoorie among others. It is mostly Uttaranchal state run buses which ply on this route. If you book your tickets online, look out for bus ticket booking coupons and save a lot of money.