Yamunotri is built near the geographical origins of River Yamuna near the Bandarpoonch Parvat. While River Yamuna emerges from Champasar Glacier, the temple is located 1 km below it. The black marble idol of the Goddess worshipped in this temple built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal is beautiful to behold. Other than the temple itself, the sacred hot-water springs at Janki Chatti attract considerable pilgrim attention.
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport, around 210 km away from the Yamunotri. Taxis to the next nearest stop, Janki Chatti are easily available at the Jolly Grant Airport. However, one can opt for a helicopter service from Dehradun to reach Yamunotri.
By Rail: Being the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is well-connected via rail to all the major cities of India. Pilgrimages travelling to Yamunotri can take the rail route as Dehradun Railway Station is just 173 km away from Yamunotri. Apart from that, one can also avail rail service till Rishikesh. On reaching Dehradun or Rishikesh, one can hire taxi and buses to reach the nearest stop of Yamunotri, Janki Chatti.
By Road: Motorable roads end at Janki Chatti and it is from here that a tough trek measuring up to 6 km is initiated till the sacred temple – Yamunotri Dham. Buses and taxis to Janki Chatti run in abundance from Dehradun, Rishikesh, Barkot, and Tehri.