Yamunotri FAQs

Plan your happy trip to Yamunotri today. We have all the answers to your question about Yamunotri. Given below are some of the frequently asked questions for Yamunotri Dham.

What is the best time to visit Yamunotri?

During winters Yamunotri temple remains closed. In monsoon landslides are frequent so pilgrims should avoid the monsoon season. May-June & September-October are the best months to visit Yamunotri.

Are food and accommodation facilities available in Yamunotri?

Handful of hotels is available in Yamunotri. For better accommodation pilgrims can stay at hotels in Janki Chatti, Syana Chatti and Rana Chatti. On the route there are many food joints or restaurants that serve the basic vegetarian food.

Is it safe to travel Yamunotri?

Yes, it is totally safe to travel Yamunotri. Thousands of pilgrims every year visit Yamunotri Dham. Monsoon season must be avoided as the region is prone to landslides.

How to reach Yamunotri from Delhi or Haridwar?

Yamunotri is located at a distance of 412 kms from Delhi and 230 kms from Haridwar. It has good road connectivity with Delhi & Haridwar till Janakichatti. From Janaki Chatti one needs to take the 5 km trek route to reach Yamunotri. The nearest railway head is Haridwar railway station. Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airhead to Yamunotri. Flights are easily available from Delhi to Dehradun. From Haridwar one can board a bus or hire car.

What are the weather conditions in Yamunotri?

Yamunotri experience pleasant climate during summer and winters get freezing cold. April to July is the summer months. During monsoon the heavy rainfall takes place and landslides are frequent. Winter starts from November and last till February.

What is the significance of Yamunori Dham?

Yamunotri is the adobe of goddess Yamuna. One of the sacred river of Hindu religions Yamuna emerges from here. Goddess Yamuna is said to be the daughter Surya Deva (the sun god) and Saranyu (goddess of perception) and is sister of Lord Yama (the god of death). Thus devotees by offering prayers to Yamuna also get to seek the blessings of Sun God, Yama and Devi Saranyu.

How to reach Yamunotri from Rishikesh?

Yamunotri is at a distance of 213 kms from Rishikesh. Many local buses provide daily service from Rishikesh to Barkot which is a 46 km journey. One can also opt for taxi service on private basis.

What are the darshan timings at Yamunotri Temple?

Yamunotri temple darshan timings are : 06:30 AM – 7:30 PM.

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