Saptarishi Kund In Yamunotri Uttarakhand


The Saptarishi Kund has located about 10 km from the Yamunotri temple. The Saptarishi kund is located near the Champasar glacier located in the upper part of the Bandarpoonch mountain. This kund is about 4422 meters above sea level. It is believed that the seven great sage Kashyap, Atri, Bhardwaj, Vishwamitra, Gautam, Jamdagni and Vashishta had performed penance in this Kund in the ancient period, hence this Kund is known as Saptarishi Kund. The water of this kund is dark blue in color, the water of the nearby glacier is gathered in this kund. In the valley around this kund, the holy Brahma Kamal flowers are also found. This is an ideal place for trekking lovers. The trek of the Saptarishi kund is considered difficult because its route is covered with snow and passes through a dense forest and rugged hills terrain.


How To Reach :-

By Flight

Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest Airport to Yamunotri situated at a distance of 210kms.

By Train

The nearest railway stations to Yamunotri are Rishikesh and Dehradun. Dehradun railway station is situated 175kms from Yamunotri and Rishikesh railway station is situated 200kms before Yamunotri

By Road

Saptarishi Kund at a distance of 10 km trek from Yamunotri Temple, The trek to Yamunotri temple is a full day one with a 6km walk from Hanuman Chatti and 4km from Janki Chatti. Barkot you can go by jeep up to Janki Chatti.

Best Time To Visit :-

The best time to travel to the Saptarishi Kund is between from the months of September to November and April to Jun. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. In the winter season, the journey of here is closed for 6 months. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.

Saptarishi Kund In Yamunotri Uttarakhand Photos and Timings