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Are you the person who falls for natures beauty? Then Yamunotri Tourism will make you fall more often undoubtedly. Yamunotri is one of the spot in the Chota Char Dham that is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. As in general it is a place that is praised for its beauty and adorability.

Plus it is well-known for worship you will sense a kind of peacefulness over here. A wide range of tourists steps in this place to experience such tranquility. For those who get bored with the busy and hassle life, this place is the best treat to fill your hunger of peace.

The spirituality of Gangotri

Gangotri is considered the birthplace of the River Ganges, although the Bhagirathi River will not be called Ganga until Devprayag, where it joins with another sacred river, the Alaknanda River. The origin of the river is in Gaumukh, at the base of the Gangotri glacier, 19 km upstream from the Gangotri temple.

The source of the first drops of water from the Ganges River is located in the Gomukh Glacier, in the Garhwal Mountains within the Gangotri National Park. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri, is the name of the four sacred temples found within the National Park.

Experience striking sights of Mount Shivling and Bhagirathi group of mountains. In the Central Himalaya, this is one of the largest glaciers and also an awesome trek to view amazing peaks. The goal of this trek will be to ascend to this glacier to reach Tapovan. There is another new trek route leading to the Mukta Top.

From Uttarkashi the road climbs in a dive on a curve and the roaring Bhagirathi always gives company. It took us three hours to get on another hard road to the town of Harsil, where we visited a temple and performed the ritual of bathing in the cold waters of the Ganges. Gangotri to Bhojbasa (3800 m) is an easy walk (13 km trek).

Continue along the scenic trail that initially passes through a dense forest of cedars before emerging into the wide and deforested valley. Then it goes to a small isolated forest of pines. From Gaumukh, source of the Ganges, the scenery is fascinating.

The trail crosses the Gangotri before reaching Tapovan and its beautiful fields, furrowed with currents and scattered flowers. From here panoramic view on Shivling (6540m), Meru (6660m) and the massifs of Bhagirathi (6500m) is impressive. Chirbasa is a beautiful place to camp, covered with dense forests.

The spirituality of Yamunotri

Yamunotri is the place where the Yamuna River instigates. In general, Yamunotri is considered as the best holy place. It is the topmost sacred place in the state of Uttarakhand. Hindu mythology believes that the sages will usually bath in the Yamuna River. It is located in the Garhwal Himalayas there a lot of Hindu pilgrimages are situated in that Yamunotri is the notable and popular one. You know this place is well-known for the thermal springs and glaciers.

In the altitude of 3293 meters above sea level, Yamunotri is located in the Uttarkashi district that is present in India's northern state called Uttar Pradesh. Yamunotri is situated nearby the Bandarpunch Mountain that is located in the distance of 6315 m in the height. It is situated at the distance of 278 km from Dehradun, 236 km from Rishikesh, 176 km from Chamba and 21 km from Sanya Chatti.

The most attractive one in Yamunotri is Yamunotri temple. This temple was built by the Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the 19th century. It is located at a distance of 3030 meters that is 6km above from the glacier. The reason for the establishment of the river is to praise the Yamuna River that resembles the silver statue.

Most of the tourists visit this place to clean the sins that they did in their lifetime. Yamuna river is the actual beauty of nature. Here hot water pool is located that is usually availed to prepare Prasad for the visitors of the temple. The Prasad is rice and boiled potatoes that are tightly packed in the cloth bags.

places to visit in Gangotri Yamunotri

1. Dodital Trek

The Dodital Dayara Bugyal trek is one of the most incredible trekking routes in Uttarakhand, where you can even ski in the winter season. The path goes through the wonderful Barsu and Barnala Bugyal, after which you climb the Barnala ridge where you can savor the panorama of Lake Barnala. Now, climb through the dense alpine forest, taking you to Dayara meadows.

Continue the road to Nimdhar, ending it, on the incredible Dodital Lake, surrounded by dense forests of pines, oaks and Deodar. The beautiful view of the Himalayas from one of the best trekking places in India is waiting for you. Lake Dodital is known for the birthplace of Ganesha. The route can start from Uttarkashi, Hanuman Chatti or Kalyani.

2. Janki Chatti

The place called Janki Chatti is located at the distance of 7km and it is popularly known for the thermal springs. In this place, you can stay and take some rest. Within one km distance, the Kharsali village is located that consists of the three-storied temple and it is built by means of stones. Actually, it is Shiva temple that is situated in the way to praise Lord Shiva who is sculptured in the form of Someshwar.

Also in the 10 km distance Saptarishi Kund is located and the lake over there is completely ices. There you can see an ancient temple as well. Likewise, Yamunotri Tourism offers lots and lots of interesting places to visit to make stun. The Saptarishi Kund is high above the temple, a glacial lake in Kalindi Parvat. The ascent is more than 1,000 vertical meters and is not easy to access. In the crystal clear waters of the lake, find the reflection of the Chaukambha and Neelkanth peaks.

3. Har Ki Dun

Arrive at the amphitheater of the gods! Boy! Har Ki Doon trek is a bundle of joy with its beautiful valleys and incredible views that seem taken from a fairy tale. Located at an altitude of 3566 m in the western Garhwal Himalayas Ganges, Har ki Doon is a moderate hike, offering wonderful experience for hikers.

Uttarakhand reveal the secrets of the inhabitants who live in the valley and still practice polygamy and worships Duryodhana, a Kaurava from the Mahabharata, as their deity. With an immense serenity and uncontaminated natural beauty, this hike has a wide and varied variety of flora and fauna. It is also said that this was the place from where the Pandava brothers came to.

The arduous trekking is a delight in the winter springs with everything covered by an ivory sheen. Walking along the snow-covered path, one can see the high peaks of the mountains that rise on both sides of the valley. The trail also has rare tree species of Bhojpatra and Brahmakamal also present in the Jaundar glacier and the Swargarohini glacier.

A little further on, you can camp near the traditional village of Osla, the highest in the valley. Hike through a side valley in an easterly direction through a pine forest. Camp in the surroundings of Lake Ruinsara Tal. The vegetation disappears as you ascend. Camp at the foot of the Yamunotri. Continue the ascent in high mountain.

Perhaps you will go through snow before arriving at the Yamunotri (5170 m). Descend to the meadows of Damni. Return to the forest and then to the sacred place of Yamunotri, which you will visit in the company of many pilgrims and sadhus. Descent along the path used by pilgrims and naga sadhus from the beginning of April to the end of October. Camp near Hanuman Chatti.

This winter trek should be on the list of enthusiasts. Climb the moraine of the Jaundhar Glacier to an altitude of 4,300 m, with the best views of the snow-capped peaks of the Swargarohini (6,252 m), the Bandarpoonch (6,361 m) and the majestic Kalanag (6,387 m).

4. Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

If you are looking to escape the human race while you face the beast of a challenge, this lonely road could do the trick. The trip to the Damdar Kandi Pass is one of the most difficult in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and involves a long, arduous and stubborn climb.

For those who manage to do so, the uphill battle is rewarded by some of the most impressive views in the Himalayas, such as the Bandarpoonch and Swararohini peaks. You will also find a series of sanctuaries that are of profound religious importance to locals.

5. Kedarkantha

One of the easiest treks in the Himalayas, the winter trek in Kedarkantha, is a delight for snow lovers. The trek stretches through an amazing landscape that passes through beautiful villages, snow-covered fields and breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas. Feel lucky looking at the great mountain ranges, such as Swargarohini, Bandarpunch and Black Peak. It's a great getaway from Delhi. Do not forget to make a snowman.

6. Nag Tibba

Walk to the humble abode of Nag Devta. Humming with a rich diversity of birds and animals, Nag Tibba Trek is a visual gift for hikers for the first time. Be a spectator of the splendid views of Chanabang and Doon Valley and the great peaks of Gangotri. Enjoy views of Kedarth Peak, Bandarpoonch Peak, Changbang Peak and Gangotri Peak. It is a circular walk that at no point overlaps the road.

Therefore, enjoy a lot of delectable nature scenes. Another great thing about this trip is its exquisite camping. There are four routes to the Nag Tibba peak, the Pantwari village street is the most popular. The other routes are from the village of Devalsari, from the village of Antar and from Mangalori. Hikers should be very careful and cover the route during the day in order to avoid encountering bears.

7. Kalindi Khal

With this tour you will visit some of the most famous religious sites and offers a varied variety of mammals to be admired. Kalindi Khal Pass is known for being one of the most famous hikes in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, but also one of the the most difficult. It is ideal for experienced hikers in excellent physical shape.

The expedition to high altitude begins in Gangotri and ends in Badrinath, where it is reached through Kalindikhal. Boulders, rocky outcrops, glaciers and snow make the trek challenging. During the trek you can stop at Tapovan (4250 m), Nandanvan (4500 m), Vasuki Tal (5300 m), Kalindi (5590 m), Kalindikhal (5948 m), Arwa Tal (3980 m) and Gashtoli (3600 m).

The upper part of this route offers the opportunity to visit half of the Garhwal region, from the Bhagirathi river valley to the Alaknanda river valley. You can also see snowy peaks such as Shivling, Satopanth, Vasuki, Chandra Parvat and Bhagirathi.

8. Kedartal

Kedartal is a glacial lake located at an altitude of 4,750 m in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The lake is fed by falling snow on Thalay Sagar, Meru Peak, Bhrigupanth and other surrounding peaks, and is the source of Kedar Ganga, which in mythology is considered the contribution of Bhagirathi to a source of the current of Ganges.

Kedartal, at a distance of 17 km from Gangotri is a popular hiking destination. Starting at Gangotri the route involves a steep rocky climb along the narrow Kedar Ganga Gorge on the way to Bhojkharak, 8 km away. From there it is 4 km to the camping site next to Kedarkharak, and a further 5km to Kedartal. The route passes through picturesque birch forests of the Himalayas, but is through dangerous places of falling rocks, heights and segments of steep ascent.

9. Auden's Col

One of the most difficult trek in the Garhwal region, trekking to Auden unites two valleys, the valley and the Rudragaira Bhilangana valley. From Gangotri, the Patangani Dhar path leads to the Nala field, through birches and pine forests. Continue with a one-day walk to the base camp of Rudra Gaira, which offers beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.

The next stop is at the base camp of Gangotri, from where the walk to the base camp of Auden's Col begins. The lonely road through the Mayali Pass at 5200 meters above sea level is a walk of life. The walk to the Khatling glacier is exhausting but it is worth the effort for the impressive view. The descending path begins after Masar Tal, Vasuki Tal, which ends in Kedarnath. The exciting experience makes it one of the best summer tours in Uttrakhand.

Located at an altitude of 5,490 m, the Auden's Col is one of the high-altitude mountain passes of the Garhwal Himalayas. Trekking here is really a fascinating experience. Adore views of the Rudragaira, Jogin, Bhagirathi and Kedar Dome peaks.
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  1. This is such a comprehensive itinerary! I would love to see more photos of this natural beauty!

  2. I can't pronounce any of these places but their spirituality and environment looks so beautiful!

  3. WOW. Not only does the history sound so intriguing, this is certainly a place to visit.

  4. These are some amazing places! Never heard of Gangotri Yamunotri before!

  5. Wow... I would have loved this in my younger and less painful years lol (a lot of walking) a lot to see and even without temples and stuff just the landscape is peaceful enough to bring on a spiritual experience.

  6. I have never been to those places but they all look like great places to go as a tourist. I need to travel more!

  7. Oh wow these all sound like beautiful and amazing places to visit. Perhaps someday I can travel there!

  8. Those are really cool and nice place to visit. Now on my bucket list.

  9. I have never heard of these places and now I badly want to visit it! Yes you are that great

  10. The places are very interesting although i will have a hard time pronouncing the names of the places but i find Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek, Uttarakhand a great way to get away from civilization although im not sure if i can survive the trek

  11. This is one wonderful itinerary. I can't pronounce most of the items here. I would love to visit too if fate allows it.

  12. It definitely seems worth it to me! What a beautiful place it is! I’d love to visit someday in the future, perhaps when my children are a little older.

  13. I have never been to this place and I can say that this is a perfect destination getaway for my whole family.

  14. Looks like a great place to visit. I'll definitely go here one day with my family.

  15. I've not heard of a single thing on this list but will keep this list in mind if I ever find myself planning a trip in India.


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