Yamunotri is one of the Chota Char Dham in Uttarakhand, the first leg of the pilgrimage that devotees undertake in their quest for salvation. Finding accommodation in Yamunotri is easy because it is easily accessible compared to tougher places like Kedarnath and Janki Chatti is where most hotels are located. There are plenty of guest houses as well as a few 1 star, 2 star and 3 star hotels for those who want better rooms. Take a look.
Best Hotels to Stay in Yamunotri
1. GMVN Tourist Rest House
GMVN Tourist Rest House is for the budget minded. You get decent rooms with no frills here and it opens only for the yatra period. It is in Yamunotri and, therefore, one has to travel by foot to reach the hotel.
2. GMVN Syanachatti Tourist Rest House
GMVN Syanachatti Tourist Rest House is another budget accommodation suitable for a night halt. It offers economy rooms with basic amenities, attached bathrooms and hot water as well as a restaurant in the premises.
3. Atithi Niwas
Atithi Niwas is located in Janki Chatti and it has a 1 star rating. The hotel is 6 km from the Yamunotri temple and offers 12 double bedded rooms with attached bath and hot water. The view of the Garhwal is fascinating.
4. Hotel Bahuguna
Hotel Bahuguna is a 1 star hotel located in Janki Chatti offering 20 rooms with basic amenities and dining facilities. Rooms are decent and one has access to hot and cold running water as well as laundry facilities.
5. GMVN Tourist Rest House
This is another 1 star hotel in Janki Chatti offering dormitory accommodation as well as 13 deluxe rooms with basic facilities like hot water, dining, room service and arranged tours.
6. Aditya Palace
Aditya Palace is in Barkot and has a 2 star rating with 12 rooms offering running hot and cold water, parking, restaurant and recreational facilities. It is easy to access the Gangotri highway from here and also book a taxi.
7. Barkot Chardham Camps
For those who are in a tight budget or for those who wish to enjoy being in the lap of nature the Barkot Chardham Camp is ideal. One gets to live in a camp and enjoy good food too along with other festivities like bonfire evenings, cultural activities, bhajans and trekking while here on a pilgrimage to Yamunotri.
8. Camp Veda
Camp Veda is located right alongside the banks of the Yamuna River close to Barkot and it is surrounded by tall forests of Chir with mountains in the background. One gets to stay in tents and enjoy cooking in the open as well as going on hikes.
9. Hotel Anil
If you want a budget hotel then Hotel anil is for you. If you want better rooms, you can find them here. Located in Rana Chatti, just 5 km from Sayan Chatti, this hotel offers a lovely view of the Himalayas but you will have to travel 13 km to reach Yamunotri. There are family suites, single rooms and double rooms along with a fine restaurant serving a variety of Indian and Chinese foods.
10. Durga Resort
Located in Sayan Chatti, Durga Resort provides comfortable rooms and a lovely atmosphere. It sits next to the Yamuna and has 12 double rooms with all amenities as well as a restaurant in the premises. One can even dine outdoors and admire the view. This is one of the better 2 star hotels in Yamunotri.
11. Hotel Karan Palace
Hotel Karan Palace sits on the Highway close to Barkot. It is a deluxe hotel and offers comfortable accommodation with 31 rooms of which 25 are deluxe and 6 are four bedded rooms ideal for families. There is a restaurant offering various cuisines and the rooms have AC, TV, intercom, blankets and attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
12. Barkot Char Dham Camps
If you want 3 star accommodations, this is the place to be. It is located at a height of 1829 metres and offers tented accommodation close to Barkot. Yamunotri is 5 km away. The tents are well furnished and have washrooms as well as a restaurant that serves fresh vegetarian food.
These are but a few of the hotels you will find around Yamunotri. Pick one according to budget and preference.