How to Reach at Gangotri
Yamunotri Dham is the most important part of Char Dham Yatra which is visited by thousands of pilgrim every year as a part of their four dham yatra. This place is easily accessible by road, air and rail. However, the last phase to reach the actual shrine requires the pilgrims to trek few kilometers.
Pilgrims who want to avoid trekking can rent ponies and horses or palanquins to reach the Yamunotri Temple without trekking. Yamunotri Temple is only 13 KM away from Hanuman Chatti and 6 KM away from Janki Chatti. Motorable road ends at Janki Chatti from where pilgrims are required to trek 6 KM to reach Yamunotri Temple.
The enthralling and mesmerizing location on the foothills of Garhwal mountain ranges, the Yamunotri Temple provide panoramic views of the natural surroundings as it is bordered by natural lush meadows, shrubs, and gushes cascades. Since it is located on the foothills of mountain ranges, a pilgrim needs to have lots of courage and stamina to reach this holy temple. Trekking to Yamunotri temple is really an exceptional experience as they will across the craggy peaks and the intense forest on their way to Yamunotri.
From mesmerizing snow capped mountains to tranquil lakes, Yamunotri Temple has some of the most alluring sights in store which adventure lovers can experience during their trip to Yamunotri Temple. The walking trails along the gushing streams of Yamuna offers some of the spectacular views and experience to cherish for lifetime.
How to Reach Gangotri?
By Air - The nearby airport of Yamunotri Temple is Jolly Grant Airport which is only 210 Km away from the actual location of the Temple. This airport is well connected to major cities of India including Delhi and Mumbai. Pilgrims and tourists can easily take flight to Jolly Grant Airport if they are planning for a religious trip to Yamunotri. After reaching this airport, there are luxury bus services and private taxi services are available which will take tourists to Hanuman Chatti as beyond this region no motor-able road is available tourists are required to trek down to the temple.
By Rail -There are two major railway station located in close proximity to Yamunotri Temple, i.e. Dehradun and Rishkesh. The Rishikesh railway station is located 200 KM away from Yamunotri and Dehradun railway station is located 175 Km away from from Yamunotri Dham. Both this railway stations are well connected to other part of the nation. After reaching any of these railway station pilgrims and tourists may take bus services or private taxi to reach the closest point which is Hanuman Chatti, from where they need to trail down to Yamunotri temple.
By Road - Yamunotri Temple is not connected directly to motor-able roads, trekking is the only way to reach the actual shrine from Hanuman Chatti or Janki Chatti. Buses and private taxi is available up to Hanuman Chatti and Janki Chatti. Beyond these points pilgrims are required to trek or rent ponies or horses to cover the distance 13km and 6 Km respectively, to reach Yamunotri Temple.