Yamunotri is the origin point of the holy River Yamuna. Perched over the Bandar- Poonch Parvat, it is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal range of the Himalayas. The main appeal of Yamunotri is its temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and the holy thermal Sulphur springs. People book Yamunotri tour packages to visit these important sites. The real source of this river is Sapt Rishi Kund and glacier called the Champasar Glacier. The route to the glacier is difficult and almost aloof for common pilgrims. So, they worship in temple itself. Yamunotri is a holy place where people come to attain peace and serenity.
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Yamunotri Temple is one of the biggest attractions of the town to be visited by thousands of devotees. The sacred shrine of Yamunotri opens between month of May and October. The temple of Yamunotri was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.
Situated 7 km prior to Yamunotri, Janki Chatti is the midpoint of the trek to Yamunotri. It is accessible by jeeps. Janki Chatti is a place that is very popular for its thermal springs.
There are several natural thermal springs in Yamunotri and Surya Kund is the most popular among them. The water of Surya Kund is very hot and its temperature is 1900F. People tie potatoes & rice and dip it in the water for cooking. It is served as Prasad.
It is a rock pillar, which is worshipped just before entering in to the heavenly Yamunotri temple.