Yamunotri And Other Atractions
A naturally bestowed River with rich beauty and charm, Yamunotri is situated between the Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state of India. Surrounded by large peaks on all sides, Yamunotri lies just next to the Indo-Chinese border. Originating the majestic River Yamuna, it is one of the most revered pilgrimages in the country that has so many mesmerizing vistas of nature to offer. The place is also famous for many of its thermal springs and glaciers and is considered a significant stopover for a Hindu pilgrim. Yamunotri offers a thrilling location with picturesque backdrops of lush meadows and overflowing cascades. Magnificent trek to Yamunotri, intense forests and craggy mountains set for an exquisite view.
Along with Yamunotri, you will also get to see some other attractions when going to visit the main temple. Don’t forget to visit following locations on your next trip to Uttarakhand.
- Yamunotri Temple: Yamunotri,the source of Yamuna River is one among the Char Dham, and its importance can be anticipated from the fact that it’s the first place to visit of all four dhams. The temple was constructed by the king of Tehri Garhwal, Maharaja Pratap Shah. Opening on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya and closing on the second day after biggest Hindu festival, Diwali; the temple holds huge significance for Hindus. Thousands of devotees come to visit the holy shrine every year from May to October to seek blessings.
- Janki Chatti: This place is located 7kms before Yamunotri; is considered the midpoint of the trek to Yamunotri and is very famous for thermal springs.
- Divya Shilla: This rock pillar is worshipped by devotees before entering the Yamunotri
- Surya Kund: Surya Kund is the most famous among a number of natural thermal springs in Yamunotri. Pilgrims use the surprisingly hot water of a temperature of 1900F to tie and cook rice and potatoes and serve as ‘Prasad’ to other pilgrims.
With all these attractions around Yamunotri, you can’t give the place a miss in any case. Get ready to awaken your spiritual senses with a visit to this beautiful and one of the most revered spiritual places in India.