Yamunotri, the source of river Yamuna is one of the chardhams of Uttarakhand. It is also the shrine that should be visited first if you are on the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand. It is said that the Chardham Yatra should be completed from West to East. Since Yamunotri is the western most shrines; it is to be visited first followed by Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Yamunotri is located at an altitude of 3,235 meters above sea level in Uttarakhand. The prime attraction of Yamunotri is the temple here, which is located at the left bank of the river. The shrine is perched on the western flank of the Banderpunch peaks (6135 m), which remain snow laden throughout the year. The temple itself stands on the foothill of Kalinda Parvata close to thermal springs. The temple, it is beli + more about Yamunotri