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YAMUNOTRI & GANGOTRI IN UTTARANCHAL
District : Uttarakashi District
Location : Nestled in Himalayas
Major Attractions : Gangotri Glacier, Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple
Best Time to Visit : May to October
The Beginning of the Holy Journey - Yamunotri Temple
213 kms from Rishikesh.
|Altitude :||3165 mts Above Sea Level.|
|Famous Temple :||Yamunotri Temple.|
|Other Attractions :||Surya Kund Thermal Spring, Sayanachatti Scenic Beauty.|
|Trekking Routes :||Hanumanchatti to Yamunotri (13 kms).
Janki Chatti to Yamunotri (8 kms).
|Getting Around :||Janak Chatti 7 kms, Hanumanchatti 13 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air The
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant near Dehradun (196 kms).
Rail The Nearest Railhead is at Rishikesh (213 kms) and Dehradun (172 kms) Away. Regular Trains Ply Between Rishikesh and Gangotri.
Road Good Metalled Road Connect Yamunotri to all the Famous as well as Small Towns and Cities of the State as well as Country.
249 kms from Rishikesh
|Altitude :||3042 mts. Above Sea Level.|
|Famous Temple :||Gangotri Temple.|
|Other Attractions :||Submerged Shivling Unique Attraction, Shrine of Gangotri Religious Importance.|
|Trekking Routes :||Gangotri- Kedarnath Trek.
Gangotri- Nandavan-Tapovan Trek.
Gangotri Kedar Tal.
|Getting Around :||Uttarakashi 97 kms, Gaumukh 19 kms, Kedar Tal 18 kms, Nachiketa Tal 131 kms, Dayara Bugyal 93 kms.|
|Getting There :||Air The
Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant near Dehradun (226 kms).
Rail The Nearest Railhead is at Rishikesh (249 kms). Regular Trains Ply Between Rishikesh and Gangotri.
Road Metalled Road Connect Gangotri to all the Famous as well as Small Towns and Cities of the State as well as Country.
Religiosity has drenched Yamunotri in every possible way.
The gateway to the Char Dham yatra has plethora of attractions. At an
altitude of 3,235 m. above sea level, Yamunotri is a point of paramount
religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage. This
pilgrimage town is also the beginning point for river Yamuna. Among the
various mythical legends that have made this town an important spiritual
centre in India, lies the popular temple attractions, hot water springs
and the adventure of trekking that one cannot avoid, as it is the soul way
of reaching this holy city in Uttaranchal.
One can reach Yamunotri from Jolly Grant, 196 kms. near Dehradun. To reach is railways, tourists can choose between Rishikesh (213 kms) or Dehradun (172 kms). To reach Yamunotri via roadways can take the road to Yamunotri that diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point. From here Hanuman Chatti to Phool Chatti is 5 km by jeep, 3 km Phool Chatti to Janki Chatti on foot and 5 km from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri by trek. Buses and jeeps are available.
The Zig Zag Way to Reach Yamunotri
Associating Yamunotri only as a pilgrim destination is not fair as there are plethoras of tourists attractions that will keep the travellers engrossed. The most important is the Yamunotri temple that is dedicated to goddess Yamuna. Near to this temple are water tanks that are filled by hot springs and rituals are performed there. There is the Surya Kund which too is an important thermal spring, where rice and potatoes are cooked, for offerings. You cannot miss seeing the huge rock pillar, Divya Shila that you will come across before entering the Yamunotri temple.
Trekking is an inevitable adventure option in Yamunotri as it is the very means of reaching this town. Pilgrims need to indulge in 8 kms long trek from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri. There are many places around Yamunotri that too can be reached by trekking. Take up trekking route from Yamonotri to Sayanachatti along the banks of river Yamuna to enjoy panoramic views. The famous Dodi Tal Lake which is located at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers, is also just a small trek away.
The Holiest Temple in Uttaranchal - Gangotri Temple
There is no end to holiness in Uttaranchal and adding on
more to the list is Gangotri. Be it a man's itch to appease the Gods above
or to quench one's desire for adventure, Gangotri is the perfect town. The
originator of the sacred Ganges is here at an altitude of 3042 mts. above
sea level. The main highlight of this temple town are undoubtedly temples,
various trekking trails and many excursion that will reveal unparalleled
To reach Gangotri, the nearest airport is at Dehradun, Jolly Grant (226 kms). The closest railhead is at Rishikesh (249 kms). From here on one can hire jeeps or buses to reach Gangotri.
Be it pilgrim temples, trekking delight or various
excursion, Gangotri has created a niche for itself in all. There are some
unique attractions that one cannot find anywhere else. The natural rock
Shivling, the is submerged in the river is an amazing attractions.
Tourists cannot miss visiting the shrine of Gangotri dedicated to the
Goddess. Every year between May to October, lakhs of pilgrims travel to
pay their reverence in this shrine which is at a height of 3042 mts.
The famous Gangotri temple which is considered to be one of the holiest temples in India. This 20 ft high temple made of white granite was built in the 18th century.
Idyllic Trek to Reach Gangotri
Take up trekking excursions from Gangotri to see of the most breath taking places in Uttaranchal. An arduous trek to Nandanvan Tapovan will also give the adventurers a chance to enjoy mountain climbing, rock climbing, boulder-hopping and glacier traversing. Trek to lakes like Kedar Tal (18 kms), which will allow you spectacular views. An interesting trek route is to Gamukh, the source of river Ganga and from there to the Gangotri glacier. Other excursion from Gangotri are to the pilgrim destination of Uttarakashi (97 kms), Nachiketa Tal (131 kms) and Tehri (173 kms).
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