Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Dehradun to Yamunotri


Dehradun to Yamunotri
Yamunotri Dham may be reached via Mussoorie from Dehradun. This route is shorter than that of Rishikesh – Chambe route. The route passes through Mussoorie – Kempty falls.  After passing Yamuna bridge, this road finally ends up to Barkot, where it meets main Rishikesh – Yamunotri road.
Place
Altitude (mtr.)
Distance (km)
Progressive distance (km)
Dehradun
701
-
-
Mussoorie
1921
36
36
Kempty falls
1524
12
48
Yamuna bridge

16
64
Bernigad
1422
42
106
Naugaon
1524
11
117
Barkot
1828
11
128
Sayanachatti
1982
29
157
Hanumanchatti
2134
5
162
Phoolchatti
2561
5
167
Jankibaichatti
2576
2
169
Yamunotri
3323
6 (trek)
175

Dehradun: It is the capital of Uttarakhand. This place is considered the most pleasant place to live. Doon valley was once the part of Tehri Garhwal in 17th century under the king of Tehri. Dehradun is now know for its education and government institutes for e.g Doon school, Forest Research Institue, Indian Military Academy etc
Mussoorie: This is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. People visit this hill station for its breathtaking beauty and fresh atmosphere. Mussoorie is also known for its primary education. If Dehradun is known for IMA, Mussoorie boasts of Lal Bahadur Institute of Indian Administration of Services.
Kempty falls: This place is 12 km from Mussoorie on Barkot road. Anyone, who visits Mussoorie does not miss this place and takes a shower under the water gushing out of the mountain slopes.
Yamuna bridge: This place is one of the important landmarks for Dehradun - Yamunotri route. This place is 64 km from Dehradun and 16 km from Kempty falls. There is another route to Yamunotri from Dakpathar –Kalsi which meets here.
Barnigad: After travelling 106 km from Dehradun, the place Barnigad comes in the route. From here a road branches off to lakhamandal, a place of archeological significance.
Naugaon: At a distance of 117 km from Dehradun, Naugaon is located in a picturesque valley. This valley is full of seasonal fruits like apples, apricots etc. From this place, a road branches off for Har-ki-dun trek via Purola.
Barkot: This town is 65 km from Dharasu. The forests are full with rhododendrons and trees. The famous Bandarpoonch peak can be viewed from here. A plenty of seasonal fruits can be found here i.e. apples, pears, walnuts etc. This town is the place where the roads from  Rishikesh and Mussoorie meet   here. The last minute buying can be done here as this is the last major town in this route.
Sayanachatti : This village is on the banks of Yamuna amidst forest. In the old days, the term chatti was used for the for the places to stay. That’s why the name suggests its importance.
Hanumanchatti: This place is 5 km from Sayanachatti, having a beautiful surrounding. This was last motor head for last many years. It is no more the last motor head.
Jankibaichatti : This is the last motor head. This is a busy place, because a same day return trip is organized from here. A tourist bungalow and few small hotels operate here. Few temporary shops remain open for daily need things.
Trek to Yamunotri: The trek should start early morning so that one returns back by evening. The journey can also be done by hiring horses and dandys. The trek is difficult but fascinating and rewarding of course. It is a journey into Himalaya surrounded by rhododendrons, conifers and several other plane species. One can view snow clad mountains in surrounding areas.