The shrine of Yamunotri, situated at an elevation of about 3,235 m is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential pilgrimage. Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri, the road bifurcates from a place called Dharasu, somewhere between Rishikesh-Uttarkashi and goes on to Yamunotri. The shrine can also be visited via Mussoorie and Barkot.
|Altitude :||3,235 m.|
|Climate :||Summers : Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winters : Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero.
|Clothing||Summers : Light woollens.
Winters : Very heavy woollens.
|Languages :||Hindi, Garhwali and English.|
|Eating Out :||Only local eating houses (dhabas) are available. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in Yamunotri.|
|Air :||Only local eating houses (dhabas) are available. Non-vegetarian food and alcoholic drinks are prohibited in Yamunotri.|
|Rail :||Nearest railhead is at Rishikesh.|
The road to Yamunotri diverts from Dharasu bifurcation point. Important road distances: Hanuman Chatti (13 km), Dharasu (107 km). Tehri (149 km).
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 (8 km trek), the roadhead for Yamunotri is connected by bus services of Samyukt Rotation Yatayat Vyavstha Samiti to Rishikesh, Haridwar and other major centres in the region.
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