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Yamunotri TempleYamunotri occupies a major place in Hindu Mythology and an important pilgrimage spot in the world. Yamunotri, the scared jewel of Himalayas and one of the four Dhams of Uttarakhand is the birthplace of river Yamuna. The place has an elevation of 3235 mtrs above the sea level thus offers of opportunity of trekking to those coming to offer pooja and aarti. The trek to Yamunotri is fantastic, surrounded by scenes of rocky peaks and dense forests. After a long trek of 13 kms from Hanumanchatti, the pilgrims are refreshed with a calm bath here. Yamunotri finds an excellent space in the Hindu myths. It was once considered as the residence of sage, Asit Muni. The hot water springs nearby, which is believed to have all medicinal properties, regarded as the major attraction of pilgrims.

Famous Pilgrimage Attraction at Yamunotri

Yamunotri Chardahm YatraYamunotri temple: The Garhwal Himalayas is hallowed with some of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage spots, Yamunotri rests prominent among them. An abode of Goddess Yamuna, Yamunotri is a prime destination to tour in the Himalayan Region. The Yamunotri temple was destroyed twice in the present century and rebuilt again and again. The present shrine was constructed by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the late nineteenth century. All the devotees of Yamunotri are bound with the rituals as holy dip in the nearby tank and rice cooking from this water. The place of worship remains closed from November to May.

Surya Kund: Surya kund is one of the most popular thermal springs of Yamunotri. The thermal spring of Surya Kund have the temperature of 190f.  The place is preferred as cooking spot of pilgrims where the devotees made rice and potatoes to offer to deity of Yamunotri temple.

Divya Shila: Divya Shila is a rock pillar placed just before the entrance of the temple. This huge Shila is also venerated by the pilgrims.

Hanumanchatti: The meeting together of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna River forms the starting point for the picturesque Dodi Tal trek. The trekking to Yamunotri starts from Hanumanchatti, where porters, ponies and Palanquins are available for the journey.

Sayanachatti: Sayanachatti is renowned as a scenic spot along the banks of river Yamuna. It’s a brilliant sight enroute the trek up to Yamunotri.

Chamba: Situated at an altitude of 1,676 mts., Chamba is the perfect summer retreat offers an extraordinary view of Himalayan Peaks.

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