Travel Tips: If you are traveling to Yamunotri, then definitely visit these 5 places, the views are very beautiful!


Yamunotri is one of the most remote and beautiful Char Dham sites in Uttarakhand and can be easily reached by opting for the Yamunotri helicopter service. The river Yamuna that winds its way through this sacred pilgrimage site is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and marking its emergence from its source, the temple is the first place from where the Char Dham Yatra begins.

The entire valley is filled with many pools, surrounded by clean surroundings with waterfalls forming its backdrop. Surrounded by unmatched Himalayan beauty and lush greenery of hills, Yamunotri is not only a religious center but also one of the most famous destinations for trekkers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts.

If you are planning to visit Yamunotri Dham then here are some of the must-visit places:


#Yamunotri Temple

Dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and perched on the edge of a cliff, the main temple of Yamunotri is one of the most prominent temples in Uttarakhand. This is the first temple from where the holy Char Dham Yatra begins. The main temple opens during the holy eve of Akshaya Tritiya and closes during the holy eve of Bhai Dooj, and can be reached after a trekking journey of about 6 to 7 km. The temple holds immense importance in Hinduism and people from far and wide come to visit this temple at least once in their lifetime.

#Sun Kund

Yamunotri is one of the major pilgrimage sites located within the premises of the main temple of Dham. The kund has a naturally occurring hot spring that has some medicinal properties. After completing a tiring trekking trip to the temple, a dip in the water of this kund will wash away all your tiredness and fill you with a feeling of freshness. It is believed that taking a dip in this pool cures all your skin-related diseases and other problems. Taking a dip here after a long day of hiking can come as a refreshing experience.


The quaint and untouched village of Kharsali, located in the Uttarkashi district, is known as the hidden gem of Yamunotri. Kharsali holds spiritual significance as it is the place that used to be the winter abode of Goddess Yamuna when due to heavy snowfall, the Goddess is brought in a doli to the Shani Dev Temple in this village where she is worshipped. Kharsali is also known for its lush green beauty and overall rejuvenating aura.


#barkot _

Yamunotri Dham situated on the way is one of the most popular places in Uttarakhand where pilgrims like to stop on their way to Yamunotri Dham. Apart from this purpose, Barkot is popular for its variety of colorful flowers, and lush greenery as well as for bird watchers. You will also be able to enjoy some of the most breathtaking and panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. The place serves as an ideal destination for those who want to spend some time with their families while experiencing their eco-rural life and staying away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

#Saptarishi Kund

Situated amidst the mesmerizing beauty of pristine Himalayan surroundings, this kund is situated at a distance of 10 km from the main temple of Yamunotri. The source of this high-altitude lake can be traced to the Champasar Glacier. The lake is named after the seven sages and saints who did meditation and yoga activities there. One has to cover an arduous trek with the help of a guide to visit this lake which starts from Saptarishi Kund.