Yamunotri Temple or it is also known as Suryaputri Yamunotri Temple which is ddicateed to River Goddess Yamuna or Ma Yamuna. Yamunotri is the first site which we visit in the Char Dham Yatra from the Haridwar. The total journey is of 222 km or 8-9 hours Journey.
Here we are explaining three important points that covers the route and about the Yamunotri Dham Yatra:
- Routes to reach the Yamunotri Dham from Haridwar
- From Barkot to Yamunotri Yatra
- Opening Schedule of Yamunotri Temple
Two routes to reach the Yamunotri Dham from Haridwar. They are:
- Yamunotri Temple via Dehradhun (we will follow this route)
- Yamunotri Temple via Rishikesh (this is not well developed and 40km extra long)
From Haridwar it will take more than 10-12 hours because several guests are interested to visit some on-routes sightseeing places like:
- Shree Prakasheswar Temple near Mussoorie
- Kempty Fall & Company Bagh, near Mussoorie
- Lakha Mandal, between Mussoorie & Barkot.
Before 40-50 km of Yamunotri Temple, the city Barkot lies. This is the first stop where we will spend the day. From here (Barkot) yyou can visit to the famous destinations near it that are 41 and 88 km away. They are:
- Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple ( 41 km from Barkot)- This temple is founded by Shri Ram and Hanuman Ji.
- Mahasu Devta Temple(46 km away from Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple and 88km away from Barkot)
Click here to see the Google map of Barkot to above mentioned two temples distance.
On the next day morning you will leave for Yamunotri Temple from the Barkot. From here the car rental drive start up to Syanachatti which is very beautiful town. This town come on the route to Yamunotri Dham. The distance between Barkot and Syanachatti is 30km.
We will drive from the Syanachatti, then in the mid way Hanuman Chatti was the last stop for the cars. From here the travelers have to walk 13 km towards the Yamunotri Temple, but not now.
The travelers of the Hanuman Chatti now drive towards the Janki Chatti which is 8.5 km away and hence it is the last stop for the car, bus, bike and bus. The distance of yamunotri temple from here is 5 km trek. So you can go by walking or go by horse, palki or pithu.
Once you reached at the Yamunotri Temple , visit the three hot water kunds:
- Surya Kund(water temperature 88 0 C)
- Drapaudi Kund
- Gauri Kund
The Surya Kund is much famous among the three kunds of Yamunotri. At here the travelers put a cloth with the raw rice & which gets cooked and this is the main Prasad of Yamunotri Temple.
The Gauri Kund is rich in sulfur for the reason that it is an advice not to stay in the kund for the much longer.
The Yamunotri Dham:
The Yamunotri Temple or the Yamunotri Dham is situated at the origin of the Yamuna river which is Kalandi Mountain. From the Yamunotri Dham Temple the Chamapasar Glacier is 1 km away. So plan a adventurous trip to the chamapasar glacier to get the brilliant and the amazing view of the region.
There has a fixed schedule for the Yamunotri Temple. Therefore the Yamunotri Temple opens on the Akshaya Tritiya which is in the month of the May and it closes on the Diwali in the month of November. In 2019, the schedule of Yamunotri Temple Opening on 7 May 2019 and Closing on 29 October 2019.
With the help of the above mentioned details we shared all the important points for travelling Haridwar to Yamunotri Temple. After spending whole day at Yamountri Temple several guests comes back to the Janki Chatti where their cabs or cars are parked and they come back to Barkot to spend the nigh5t.