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Yamunotri Temple, Yamunotri

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Yamunotri Temple is situated in the western region of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3291m in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and has a black marble idol of the goddess. The Yamunotri temple is a full day's journey from Uttarakhand's main towns — Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The actual temple is only accessible by a 13km trek from the town of Hanuman Chatti and a 6km walk from Janki Chatti; horses or palanquins are available for rent. The hike from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri is very picturesque with beautiful views of a number of waterfalls. There are two trekking routes from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri, the one along the right bank proceeds via the Markandeya Tirth, where the sage Markandeya wrote the Markandeya Purana, the other route which lies on the left bank of the river goes via Kharsali, from where Yamunotri is a five or six hours climb away.HistoryYamunotri temple has a shrine dedicated to the goddess. There is also an 18th-century temple at Gangotri, it was built by Amar Singh Thapa, it was damaged and re-innovated in the 19th century. The temple has been destroyed twice by snow and floods before being rebuilt. It is located on the backdrop of Bandarpunch. The temple is part of the revered Char Dham pilgrimage circuit.
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  • Visited Yamunotri on 14th September 2016.the journey started @7am from TRH janakichatti.40 minutes for first 1-1/2 km.reached temple by 09:10 .up to 12:20 spent time for darshan ,bath at hot khund it ...  more »
  • I was thinking from long time to go somewhere long close to nature by bike, and opportunity came at last on 31st oct as it was the day of great festival Diwali. I alone with my 125cc bike start the jo...  more »
  • People tell you it is 3 km uphill and 2 km flat. No, it is 5 km uphill but so satisfying to do it. Did it alone as the others in the group decided to go on ponies. But met many both uphill and downhil...  more »
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  • It is a very beautiful and religious place. Jai yamuna maa.
  • Went through horse and came by walk..trekking was good and had the dharshan of Sri maa Yamuna ..
  • A very beautiful and lovely place to visit.. it is a awesome holy place of hindus..
  • Bliss! The mountains, young river gushing through, trekking through a narrow path with breathtaking views! It's awesomeness overloaded!
  • Jai Maa Yamune