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Ashram In Uttarkashi

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Ashrams in Uttarkashi

Somashram: Situated in Ujjaili, Uttarkashi, amongst a cluster of several Ashrams on the banks of the Bhagirathi Ganga, purchase this land and retain this ashram as a seat of Brahma Vidya.

Sivananda Kutir:  situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, nestled among the Himalayan Mountains makes the perfect setting for yoga practices.

Tapasyalayam: On the banks of the sacred Ganges River, Tapasyalayam offers the spiritual a multitude of programs to satisfy both your physical and spiritual needs.  Programmes designed for contemplative practices, spiritual reflection, yoga, prayer, satsang, nature walks and pilgrimages to Gangotri and Gomukh.

Adi Shankara Brahma Vidya Peeth:  Primary aim of preserving and propagating the knowledge of Brahma Vidya, which is the very basis for India’s spiritual and cultural heritage and also has universal significance for all of mankind. 


Reach Yamunotri By Air 
The closest airport (Jolly Grant, Dehradun) lies at a distance of 210 km from the town of Yamunotri. From India's capital city of Delhi, you can catch regular flights to the Jolly Grant Airport. After arriving at the airport, you can hire a cab to reach Yamunotri. The cab charges will be anywhere between Rs 3,000 and Rs 4,000.

Reach Yamunotri By Rail (By Train)
If you want to travel by train, you can first reach the Dehradun railway station. The railway station is at 172 km from the town of Yamunotri. Once you are at the Dehradun Railway station, you'll find a good number of cabs ready to take you to Yamunotri. The charges for hiring a cab will be around Rs 3,000.

Reach Yamunotri By Road (By Bus)
The sacred town of Yamunotri remains very well connected by road to all the key tourist places in Uttarakhand and outside. You'll find regular buses running to Hanuman Chatti (14 km from Yamunotri) from different places in the state. Rishikesh is at a distance of 213 km and Dehradun at 172 km from Yamunotri.

Best Time to visit Yamunotri

The best time to visit Yamunotri is between May-June and September-November. Due to heavy rainfall in the area, visitors may face difficulty reaching the temple during monsoon season (late June to Aug). Tthe temple usually remains open from last week of April to 2nd week of November.


Places to visit in and around Yamunotri (Tourist Attractions)
There are various places of interest for every kind of visitor. While there is Saptarishi Kund, Yamunotri temple, Surya Kund, Divya Shila, Hanuman Chatti, Chamba, Barkot, Kharsali at the same time there is trekking for the adventure lovers.


Yamunotri Temple: The main attraction at Yamunotri is the temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal Sulphur springs, almost 7 km away at Jankichatti. The trudge from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri is very pleasing with striking visions of number of cascades.

Saptarishi Kund:


 Saptarishi Kund is regarded as the origin of Yamuna River. At an altitude of 4421 meters, Saptarishi Kund is regarded as the origin of Yamuna River. With its murky bluish waters, pebbly banks and the rare display of Brahama lotus, Saptarshi Kund beholds delightful scenery. Before you venture your trip to Saptarsi Kund, it is necessary that you should familiarize with the climatic conditions of this region by staying a day at Yamunotri.

Surya Kund: There are a number of thermal springs in the vicinity of the temple which flows into numerous pools. The most important of these is Surya Kund.

Divya Shila:

 It is a powerful rock pillar located near the Surya Kund at Yamunotri, Divya Shila presents a ethereal feeling to the devotees. It is conventional that all the devotees should make poojas here at Divya Shila before they enter Yamunotri.



HanumanChatti: 13 km from Yamunotri, the confluence of Hanuman Ganga and Yamuna rivers,from where the trek to Dodi Tal (3,307mt)starts. A six hours climb through the lustrous meadows and the woody hills enjoying the aromatic fragrance of the Himalayan shrubs provides one with sheer amusement.

Kharsali: Kharsali presents exciting surroundings and lovely ambiance to the picnickers. A quaint with lots of thermal springs and pretty cascades, Kharsali is one of the most renowned tourist location in this region. A mind-blowing meadow where Oak and conifers trees surrounds the environ, Kharsali presents natures beauty at its zenith.


 It is a small town located on the way to Yamunotri, just 49 kilometers away from Yamunotri. Barkot have one of the ancient temple and ideal for meditation.


Trekking in Yamunotri Area

Besides a Char Dham destination, Yamunotri also offers some of the pictorial as well as tedious treks to the adventurous people. Yamunotri could be reached by trekking from Dehradun through Yamuna Bridge and Barkot or even via Rishikesh.Some of the popular and exciting treks which you can try while visiting Yamunotri are: The Dodi Tal trek, the trek from Hanuman Chatti to Phul Chatti, the trek from Janki Chatti to Kharsali.


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Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Kms/ 6hrs)
Arrival Delhi Railway Station or Airport, Meet & Assist further drive to Haridwar AFTER LUNCH. Later drive to Haridwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening if Time permits. Back to your hotel, Night halt.

Day 2: Haridwar - Barkot (220kms/ 7hr)
Drive to Barkot via Dehradun & Mussoorie. Enroute visit Kempty Fall and others later drive straight to your Hotel for night halt.

Day 3: Barkot - Yamunotri - Barkot {36kms Drive & 7kms Trek (One Side)}
Drive to Hanuman Chatti, for Janki chatti (It helps to reduce the trek upto 8 kms), trek start from here to Yamunotri (6kms). Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri. Later drive back to Barkot. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 4: Barkot - Uttarkashi (120 Kms / 4 Hrs)
Early morning Drive to Uttarkashi Check in at Hotel. Evening visit Lord Vishwanth Temple and Shakti Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (100 Kms Each Side)
Early morning drive to Gangotri and on arrival take a holy dip in the sacred river Ganges, also called Bhagirathi at its origin. Perform Pooja after that and relax for some time in the lovely surroundings, afternoon drive to Uttarkashi, on arrival check into the Hotel.

Day 6: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh (220 Kms/ 6hrs)
Morning drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening visit Laxman Jhula, temples & Ashrams. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7: Rishikesh - Delhi (220kms/ 7hrs)
Morning drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi drop you at the Airport / Railway station for onward destination.

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