One of the four sacred dhams(Char Dham) of Uttarakhand.Yamunotri is the source of the river Yamuna. About 220 Km from Rishikesh and 149 Km from Tehri, the picturesque shrine of Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3,235 mtr. Being one of the four Char dhams it is a place of paramount religious importance for the devout Hindus.
Some Basic Information About Yamunotri Dham ........
Altitude 3235 mtrs. above sea level
Season: May-June, September-October
Clothing: Summers-Light Woolens, Winter-Heavy Woolens
Language: Garhwali, Hindi and English
Festivals:The temple opening & closing ceremonies.
Yamunotri, the source of the Yamuna River and the seat of the Goddess Yamuna, is one of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage. The actual source of Yamuna River lies in the Yamunotri Glacier at a height 6,387 mtrs.
The Yamunotri temple is located in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India, a full day's journey from Uttarakhand's main towns — Rishikesh, Haridwar or Dehradun. The actual temple is only accessible by a 13 kilometre treak from the town of Hanuman Chatti and a 6 kilometer walk from Janki Chatti; horses or palanquins are available for rent. The hike from Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri is very picturesque with beautiful views of a number of waterfalls.
Ritual duties such as the making and distribution of prasad (sanctified offering) and the supervision of puja (ritual venerations) are performed by the Uniyal family of pujari (priests).
Its confusion about who built the temple of Yamunotri, however according to the official website of the district the temple was originally constructed by Maharaj Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal.