Yamunotri Temple Yatra 2021: Opening Date, Weather, Route Distance

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Yamunotri is one of the famous temples of the Hindus located in the Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand and lakhs of pilgrims visit here every year in Char Dham Yatra. It is located at a height of 3,323 meters above sea level and is located in Uttarakashi District.

Famous for its thermal springs and glaciers, Gangotri and Yamunotri are one of the most important stopovers on the itinerary of the Hindu pilgrim. It is surrounded by mountains on all sides and lies in close proximity to the Indo-China border. It is known for offering peace and tranquillity to its visitors. 

In this article, we have compiled all the travel information about Yamunotri Yatra 2021. And we can say that this is your Online Travel Guide for your Char Dham Yatra.

About Yamunotri Yatra


  • Deity: Yamunotri, Goddess Yamuna
  • District: Uttarkashi
  • State: Uttarakhand (India)
  • Elevation / Height: 3,038 Meters
  • Visitors / Year: 2-3 Lack/Year

Yamunotri temple is One of the Char Dhams according to Hindu mythology, It is the origin of the sacred river Yamuna.

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Yamunotri Yatra 2022 Opening Date

Opening Day –

The Temple opens on the religious day of ‘Akshaya-Tritiya, which falls, generally, during the last week of April or the first week of May.

Closing Day –

The closing day is always on the sacred day of Bhai Dooj after a brief ceremony.

Yamunotri Temple History

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According to mythological beliefs, there was once the ashram of Asit Rishi. He used to visit the Yamuna regularly till the origin of Yamuna. When he became incapacitated in old age, it became impossible for him to reach the source of Yamuna.

Impressed by the faith of Asit Rishi towards himself, Yamuna changed its flow and started flowing near his ashram. Pleased with the grace of Yamuna, the sage built his temple there and started worshiping Goddess Yamuna.

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That holy place was called Yamunotri and became the main pilgrimage of Goddess Yamuna.

How To Reach Yamunotri Temple

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Here we have compiled all the routes and distances to reach the temple in the best possible way.

Suppose if you are planning your trip from any major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, or Banglore.

Then it’s very important to know the distance and best possible routes for your journey.

It does not matter whether you are traveling Yamunotri by train, air, or by road, Haridwar and Rishikesh are the main points from where you have to start your journey to the hilly area.

Yamunotri Yatra 2022 Route Maps & Distance Guide

If you want to reach Yamunotri Temple from any part of India. Then Janki Chatti will be your last destination to reach the town of Yamunotri.

Your City  Haridwar or Rishikesh  Dehradun  Mussoorie  Chilyanisaur ➜ Barkot ➜  Janki Chatti ➜ Yamunotri

Janki Chatti is accessible from major destinations of Uttarakhand.

Here we are sharing a detailed Route Map & Distance Guide on how to reach Yamunotri from major cities of India.

Yamunotri Distance from Major Cities

Note: This distance is directly from the Yamunotri Temple in Uttarakashi, Uttarakhand.

Click on Any Route below and you will redirect to a distance Guide on that Route.

Best Time To Visit Yamunotri

The doors (Kapat) of the Yamunotri Temple (Mandir) open to devotees in the month of April-May every year.

And close always on the sacred day of Bhai Dooj after a brief ceremony.

This time period is called Char Dham Yatra Season.

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And during the Char Dham Yatra season, you can also visit Badrinath Temple, Gangotri Temple, and Kedarnath Temple.

The weather and climate during the yatra season are very pleasant and the temperature remains below 20 degrees Celcius.

Weather in Yamunotri

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All the temples of the Char Dham Yatra are located at high elevations in Uttarakhand. And hence, it is normally cold weather in Yamunotri in winters.

Moreover, Kapat (doors) of the temples close during the winter season. Thus, the Char Dham yatra is carried out mostly during the summer months. From April to June when the weather is favorable for steep climbing and sightseeing tours.

And also sometimes from late Sep to Nov, when the monsoon decreases and at the start of the winter season (autumn). This is the best time to visit Yamunotri.

But as much as possible the rainy season for this Sacred Yatra (Tour) should be avoided. Because the roads and paths (trek) become slippery and there are circumstances of landslides are high.

Yamunotri Weather (Monthly-wise)

Yamunotri Temperature Report for the Year 2021 – Weather Forecast

Yamunotri Tempratur Today

The temperature in Yamunotri right now and 7 Days Weather Forecast.


Due to the very heavy snowfall, the Yamunotri Temple remains closed for 6 months in the winter season and then opens in the summer season.

Places To Visit Near Yamunotri

  • Dodital
  • Govind Pashu Vihar National Park & Sanctuary
  • Dhumdhar
  • Kandi Pass
  • Ruinsara Lake
  • Swargarohini
  • Kalanag Parvat
  • Bandarpunch Mountain – Watershed for the Yamuna
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Surya Kund
  • Sarutal Lake
  • Marinda Tal
  • Bamsaru
  • Jaundhar Glacier
  • Maldaru Lake

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Hanuman Mandir

Lord Hanuman’s temple is situated in the form of a cave near Yamunotri temple. 

In this cave, the idols of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Goddess Yamuna, and Lord Hanuman are situated here.

One of the most Sacred Rivers of India

The Yamuna is one of the seven Sacred rivers and the five Great Rivers of India.

  • Ganges River (गंगा नदी)
  • Yamuna River (यमुना नदी)
  • Indus River (सिंधु नदी)
  • Saraswati River (सरस्वती नदी)
  • Godavari River (गोदावरी नदी)
  • Narmada River (नर्मदा नदी)
  • Kaveri River (कावेरी नदी)

Winter Residence of Goddes Yamuna

Kharsali village situated at a distance of just 2 km from Janki Chatti in Yamunotri Road is a must-visit place. Most of the travelers are deprived of seeing this wonderful place due to a lack of information.

Kharsali, the last village of Yamunotri valley, is also called the “mother’s house of Goddess Yamuna”. When the doors of the temple are closed on the day of “Bhai Dooj” in Yamunotri, the winter idol of Goddess Yamuna is installed in the ancient temple “Sameshwar” of Kharsali village. Here the Goddess Yamuna is worshiped throughout the winter.

Surya Kund

Surya Kund is situated near the temple. In which hot water resides. The temperature of this pool is estimated to be around 90 degrees Celsius.

Tourists cook rice and potatoes in this hot water and take it lovingly as a prasad of Yamuna.

Who Built Yamunotri Temple?

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It is known from the historical observation that the first temple of Yamunotri was built by Maharaja Sudarsan Shah (1815-1859) in 1850, which was made of wood at that time.

The idol of Goddess Yamuna was installed in this temple by him. Earlier this pilgrimage place had only a few idols placed on the altar.

In later years, the new construction of the temple was done by Maharaja Pratapshah (1871-1896) which was built with stones.

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This temple was demolished twice in the 19th century and again the present construction of this temple was done by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur.

Daughter of Sun

According to mythological literature, Kashyap and Aditi’s son Surya, who was married to Sangya, daughter of Vishwakarma.

From the Sangya, he got 3 children, Manu, Yam (Yamraj), Yami (Yamuna).