DO DHAM YATRA (YAMUNOTRI + GANGOTRI)

Yamunotri Dham



Yamunotri is of the four most idolized religious place. It is located in the district of Uttarkashi in the region of Garhwal Himalayas. Yamunotri Dham is dedicated to the daughter of sun, the goddess Yamuna. It is famous for its sight of glaciers and hot water spring. It is believed that you can wash off your all sins by bathing in the Yamuna water. That is why it is the first place to start your journey of chardham to achieve moksha.
Kalind Parvat is the source of Yamuna river. The best time to visit yamunotri is month of May-June. In Yamunotri, places like Divya Shila, Surya Kund and Saptrishi Kund are also famous for its religious beliefs. The temple open on the day of Akshaya Tritiya and gets closed on Yama Dwitiya. The darshan timing is from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

 Gangotri Dham



Gangotri is the second point after the Yamunotri. Gangotri is a small town which is located in the district of Uttarkashi near Shivling Peak in the Himalayas. Gangotri is also bordering Tibet. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Ganga. It is the primary source of Ganga river. Ganga is the largest longest & the most sacred river in India. The real source of Ganga is the Gaumukh Glacier and it is 19km from the Gangotri temple. The routes are very challenging as there are several peaks such as Shivling, Meru, Thalay Sagar. The flow of Ganga is very rough. The Chaukhamba is the highest peak. Gaumukh, the Gangotri Glacier resemble as cow's mouth and is about 19km from the Gangotri town. Gaumukh is the source of Bhagirathi, another name for Ganga. The distance between Yamunotri and Gangotri is approx 227km. The famous places of Gangotri are Gaumukh Glacier, Shivling, Bhairov Ghati etc. The timing of the temple is from 6:30am to 2:30pm & 3:00pm to 9:00pm. The best time to visit Gangotri is May-June or Sept-Oct.