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At an altitude of 10,805 ft, Yamunotri is the source of the sacred river Yamuna. Yamunotri can be reached from Dehradun via Yamuna Bridge and Barkot or from Rishikesh.It is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas and the first stop in the Yatra (Religious Pilgrimage). The shrine of Yamunotri is situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri. It is believed that the temple of Yamunotri was built by Maharani Gularia of Jaipur in the last decade of the 19th century. It was later rebuilt in 1923. The shrine can also be visited via Mussoorie and Barkot.

The temple remains closed from November to April. The best time to visit Yamunotri is from May to June and September to October. Jolly Grant is the nearest airport while Rishikesh is the nearest rail head.

Updated on 15th March, 2015
District: Uttarkashi

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