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“Yamunotri, Holy Place”
Review of Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Yamunotri
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were three family on our way to visit this holy place on first week of June,2012. Journey was so long that we had to stay one night at Sayana Chatti. Next day early morning we started for our destination. At some points the road was very narrow so that at a time only one car can move ahead. Long traffic jam was there, so we had to wait for two to three hours. Any how when we reached our destination, it was twelve o'clock. From there, temple was 5km.away where one has to go either on foot or by pony. Pony riding from there was very exciting. At some places the mountain were so low that one has to bend down otherwise it would strike you. There is Hot spring. Behind the temple straight mountains range looked awesome.. Beside the temple the Yamuna river flows. Over all the natural beauty is wonderful.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We with family & friends stayed in hotel Aditya palace Barkot on 20/05/2013 and move to Yamunotri on 21/05/2013 morning 6.00 AM, by 3 hour journey we reached at Hanuman Chatti and started tracking it was a wonderful feelings. We reached temple and took Darshan and return back to Barkot Hotel. Yamunotri is a nice place for tourism & for Yatra. Hotel Aditya Palace is very good option to stay during Yamunotri Yatra.

4  Thank GoluMaihar
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

God in front of us : we are less than miniscule ; .

1.We visited yamunothri on 12th June 2013. We were in Poolchatty on 11th night reaching from Hrishikesh. We reached Yamunothri on pony from Janaki Chatty.

2.I felt too small to write any review on this very beautiful place - snow clad peaks, gigantic mountains, great yamuna river, very cold water, refreshing hot bath , amazing rice which boils in minutes, reverence of piligrims, dificulty in reaching/returning all attracted us.

3. Suggestions to make the place and tour comfortable
Very necessary to plan :
(a) A comprehensive development plan to rehabilitate all pony, palanquin (doli) men (2013 to 2015) - agencies like UNDP, ActionAid, OXFAM , DFID, PRAXIS, ADD India , etc may be engaged with.
(b) Create rope ways to reach yamunothri - employ local people and train them 2016 onwards.
(c) Ensure Sulabh shouchalaya - atleast 1000 - manage the same well - employ local people and train them - in the next one year.
(d) Avoid bus/car/jeep travel after rope ways are built.
(e) Register all people meticulously at Darasu Bend; think of barcode with all details. Think of barcode at the entry point of each of the char dhams.
(f) Code for vehicles - fitness to be certified for all vehicles at Hrishikesh.
(g)Ensure hygienic eateries with common cooking point and 50 distribution/sale points.
(h) Garbage bins , garbage management .
(i) "zero waste", "no plastic" zone in all char dhams - char dhams to be developed to create environment sensitivity to all.
(j) First Aid posts every 0.5 km from anaki Chatti till Yamunothri.
(k) Consider vehicles allowed from 9 AM to 12 Noon onward only; 12 noon to 3 PM return , every day. Avoid vehicles both ways.
(l) Train all people going to char dhams on first aid, disaster management .
(j) Make all areas disabied people friendly - with signs, access, toilets, rope ways.
It is the duty and right of every citizen to preserve and protect cleaniness, sanctity, safety , purity of environment.
thanks and best wishes
Dr S Pruthvish and Mrs.Jyothi Pruthvish
"Sree Sampada" 1153, II main, II Block, BEL Lay out, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560 054
Email : psreekantaiah@yahoo.com

4  Thank psreekantaiah
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Heavenly beautiful experience, its one of first step towards Chardham Yatra of Uttrakhand. Route from SianChatti to JankiChatti though connected via road but its full of land slides-enroute & difficult rocky path which can be travelled via Tempo Travellers as they have the best ground clearance. From JankiChatti starts the trek which can be covered via pony, this path though is cemented but generally is wet at couple of places cause either rain water or springs etc. hence its slippery but natural beauty is at its best & mesmerizing. Darshan at Yamunotri is agains a divine experience which is beyond words. Its recommended to stay at Barkot, though options of stay are available at Jankichatti & cover this return-trek same day.

3  Thank saurabhp1
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A wonderful way to yamunotri, on a high hilly path on a pony or cart driven by buoy ,is difficult a bit but good.The nature is young and river flow is great and lovely.There are many snow clad peaks in view.A long time takes one to the temple of yamuna.It is a great feeling near the river down the temple ,which flows in a crystalline way.The water is cold and clear.In temple the idol of goddess is nice and there is pooja going on.On way back the path is easy to come .It takes more time to climb and little time to come down the hill.The dip in yamuna is a divine thing and its journey is a reflection of joy.

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