The divine temple of Yamunotri, birthplace of the holy river Yamuna, is the westbound temple in the Garhwal Himalayas, rested over a border of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The dominant attraction at Yamunotri is the temple there which is dedicated to goddess Yamuna and the blessed hot springs at Jankichatti (7 km. Away). The authentic source a frozen lake of ice or you can say glacier (Champasar glacier also called as Yamunotri Glacier) placed on the Kalind peak at the elevation of 4421 m above sea level, about 1 km extra up, is not visited commonly as it is not reachable and hence the temple has been sited on the foot of the hill. The access there is enormously tough and pilgrims hence offer Pooja and prayers at the temple itself. The divine idol is created of black marble stone. The Yamuna similar to Ganga has been elevated to the position of divine mother for the Hindu religion believers and has been believed to the cause for cultivating and developing the Indian civilization.
Gangotri is located at a height of 3,048mts above sea level in the state of Uttarakhand. Situated on the banks of the divine Bhagirathi River, Gangotri dham is one of the Char Dham of Uttarakhand. There is a rock which is naturally created as Shivling in Gangotri immersed under water which can be effortlessly seen when winters get approached because the water level decreases during that time of winter season. Agreeing to mythologies and legends this was the place where Lord Shiva sitting when he acknowledged Ganga in his tangled locks. Gangotri is the premier and the most essential temple of Goddess Ganga. The currently existing temple of Gangotri was constructed by Amar Singh Thapa, Gorkha General in the early 18th century. The basis of Bhagirathi River, Gaumukh glacier is 18kms from Gangotri.
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Yamunotri : Temple of Goddess Yamuna and it is the most significant temple for worship of Goddess Yamuna. Neighboring this temple there are some hot water kunds where the water flow out of the mountain openings at boiling point. Surya Kund is the chief kund. A soupçon of rice or potatoes, tied with a loose knot in a cloth, are immersed in it and after a small number of minutes when taken out completely boiled. These cooked rice are taken home by pilgrimage as prasad. Close to the Surya Kund there is a rock or in hindi its shila known as Divya Shila which is adored before pooja is offered to Yamunaji.
Gangotri : The temple which is dedicated to goddess ganga is to be set up at Gangotri. In this temple idols and sculptures of Shri Ganga ji, Yamuna ji, Parwati ji, Lakshmi ji, Saraswati ji and Annapurna ji are standing. A dense forest of deodar is also to be sited here. The temple of Ganga is placed on the right bank of the Bhagirathi (Ganga) and its trip can be perceived in numerous tempers deep and still in the lower plains, but at Gangotri, Bhagirathi is stirring , sloshing, fizzing and singing an ecstatic air.
YAMUNOTRI GANGOTRI YATRA DETAILED DAY WISE ITINERARY - 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS
Delhi to Haridwar (230 kms/6hrs).
Reaching upon at Delhi airport / railway station, meet our driver or guide who will be there for greet and meet, then let's drive you to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar, check in at the already booked hotel room, evening go for Ganga Aarti at Har-Ki-Pori, comfortable overnight stay at Hotel.
Haridwar to Barkot (220km / 8 hrs).
After having breakfast drive to Barkot via Dehradun and Mussoorie. On the arrival, check in at pre-booked hotel room or accommodation for a comfortable overnight stay.
Barkot to Yamunotri to Barkot (12km / 05 hrs. / 12 km trek).
This day after an early breakfast go ahead for Hanuman Chatti (Drive of 32 kms) to follow your trip plan. Take a local jeep to get Phool Chatti to cut your walk by 5 kms. On arrival commence your day on a tough trek of 7 kms one side. Have visit at Yamunotri Temple and worship at temple and also take a sacred Achman to set up your most holy pilgrimage to Char Dhams. Back to Phool Chatti at the time of sunset to come back at Hotel or Camp resort for dinner and freshen-up. Overnight comfortable stay at Barkot.
Barkot to Uttarkashi (120km / 5 hrs).
Plan of the day starts with the drive to Uttarkashi, which is approximately 82 kms away and takes about 04 hours to reach there. On getting, check in at the formerly booked hotel room. The sunset is open for visiting Kashi Vishwanth Temple and Shakti Temple. Overnight comfortable stay at Hotel. Uttarkashi is a town situated in Uttarakhand state, India. It is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River at an elevation of 1352 m above sea level. The place is well-known for housing several temples and ashrams.
Uttarakashi to Gangotri to Uttarakashi (100km / 4hrs).
After meal go ahead for Gangotri and on arrival take a blessed dip in the River holy Ganges, also called as Bhagirathi at its source. Do Pooja and worship after that and relax for some time in the splendid surroundings. Come back to your Hotel room in the day to relief in the cheerful sunlight and some of pleasing sights of the noticeable valley. In the evening perform the Ganga Aarti and devotion at resorts own river bank. Have dinner and comfortable overnight at Hotel.
Uttarakashi to Haridwar (180km / 7Hrs).
This day plans begins with morning breakfast then go ahead for Uttarkashi, on the way have Tea or Coffee and Lunch at Chamba. Take a break of the day and this will be at leisure. Have dinner and overnight stay at Haridwar.
Haridwar to Delhi(250kms / 7hr).
This last day morning after breakfast drive to Delhi upon arrival Delhi direct drop to Delhi railway station/ airport to board train or flight for pursuing ahead journey.