Yamunotri Dham Yatra

About Yamunotri Dham Yatra

About the divine land of Goddess Yamuna - “Yamunotri”

The hallowed site of Yamunotri is located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, in the perfect setting of Garhwal Himalayas. Being the source of River Yamuna makes Yamunotri Dham one of the renowned pilgrimage spot. It is also the seat of Goddess Yamuna. Devotees pay homage to Yamuna Devi at revered Yamunotri temple. The temple looms at a height of 3293m alongside the enticing Yamuna River.

From gushing thermal springs to snow-clad peaks every sight of this place leaves pilgrims mesmerized. Lying adjacent to Indo-Chinese Border, Yamunotri engulf visitors in the devotional spirit of great Yamuna Devi.

Yamunotri Temple Opening & Closing Dates for 2024

Yamunotri mandir opens on the Akshaya Tritya day in the month of April/May. For six months in winters the temple remains closed and deity of Goddess Yamuna is transferred to Kharsali village.

Start planning your trip today as Yamunotri Dham opening and closing dates for the year 2024 has not been announced yet. Usually, Yamunotri temple opens on Akshya Tritya day (during the last week of April or the first week of May). Yamunotri Temple opening date will be updated soon.

Yamunotri Open Date : Will be updated soon
Yamunotri Close Date : Closed for Winter
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Yamunotri Temple Pooja Timings

Beautiful poojas takes place at the holy shrine of Yamunotri. The aarti performed at the temple are Mangal Aarti in the morning and Shayan Aarti in the evening.

Yamunotri Temple Opening and Closing Timings

Temple Morning Time - 06:00AM - 12:00PM
Temple Evening Time - 02:00AM - 08:00PM
Afternoon Break - 12:00PM - 02:00 PM
Morning Aarti Time - 06:30 AM
Evening Aarti Time - 07:30 PM

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Surrounded by snow capped peaks, natural thermal springs and serene meadows, Yamunotri is bestowed with nature’s best. Here are some of the tourist destinations in and around Yamunotri which one must visit like Barkot, Kharsali, Saptrishi Kund


Looming at an elevation of 2,675 meters, Kharsali is a picturesque hamlet that is located 6km away from Yamunotri. This place has spiritual significance as idol of Goddess Yamuna is brought and worshipped here in winters. The religious aura of Kharsali leaves visitors enthralled.


Lying close to the holy shrine of Yamunotri, Barkot is a charming village that is situated at an elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level. The perfect backdrop of oak and rhododendrons forest and offering a view of nearby Bandarpoonch peaks makes it a must visit place.

Saptrishi Kund

Located 10 km away from Yamunotri, Saptrishi Kund is a crystal clear blue water lake and the original source of Yamuna River. On the trek trail to the kund you can explore nearby areas placed in the scenic ambiance.

How to Reach Yamunotri

Yamunotri one of the holiest shrines in Hindu religion is located in 30 km north of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. The sacred Yamunotri Temple is situated 13 kilometers from HanumanChatti. The motorable road continues till Jankichatti and tourist has to take 5km trek route from Janki Chatti to reach Yamunotri.

Motorable road to Yamunotri ends at Hanuman Chatti. Hamunman Chatti has good road connectivity with major destinations of India.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehrdaun is the nearest airport to Yamunotri located at a distance of 210 kms. It is well connected to India’s capital city Delhi with daily flights.
Rishikesh (175 kms) and Dehradun (200kms) are the nearest railway stations to Yamunotri. Rishikesh and Dehradun are well connected by railway networks with major cities of India.

Best Time to Visit Yamunotri

Due to its geographical location, Yamunotri Dham remains closed for pilgrims for six months. The temple closes after Diwali. For winter period deity of the Yamunotri temple is shifted and worshipped at Kharsali Village. Devotees can enjoy pilgrimage to Yamunotri during summers in the pleasant moderately cool weather. Best time to visit Yamunotri is April to June and September to November.

Yamunotri During Summer (April to July)
Summer season in Yamunotri starts from April and last till July. Days get sunny with moderate weather and nights are cold. This is a great season for temple visiting and to explore tourist spots in Yamunotri.
Yamunotri During Monsoon (July to September)
Travelling to Yamunotri Dham in monsoon season becomes tough due to heavy shower and landslides risk. July to September months welcomes you with rainfall in Yamunotri.
Yamunotri During Winter (October to April)
Winters are harsh in Yamunotri as the temperature falls to sub-zero level and region remain covered in thick layers of snow. The winter period here starts in October and ends in April.
Yamunotri Weather Forecast

Char Dham Yatra 2024

Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand, India that are widely revered by most of the “Hindus”. The Char Dham of Uttarkhand are: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.