Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,293 metres (10,804 ft) in the Garhwal Himalayas in District Uttarkashi. It is one of the four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage of Uttarakhand. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri, source of the river Yamuna, is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti (7 km. Away).
How to Reach :
The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 200 km from Uttarkashi HQ. Taxi and bus services are available from Dehradun airport to Barkot, Uttarkashi.
Rishikesh, Haridwar & Dehradun all have Railway Stations. Nearest rail-head from Yamunotri is Derhadun (200 km approx). From Rishikesh/Dehradun one can take a bus/Taxi to reach Yamunotri.
Yamunotri is going from National Highway no 94. State transport buses play regularly between Uttarkashi/Barkot and Rishikesh/Dehradun. Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Barkot/Uttarkashi and Dehradun. Yamunotri is 130 km from Uttarkashi headquarter .