Yamunotriis the origin of the Yamuna River and the holy seat of the Goddess Yamuna in Hinduism. It is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas and located approximately 30 kilometers North of Uttarkashi. It is one of the four sites in India's Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage and source of the river Yamuna. Yamunotri is the westernmost shrine in the Garhwal Himalayas, perched atop a flank of Bandar Poonch Parvat. The chief attraction at Yamunotri is the temple devoted to the Goddess Yamuna.
Gangotri is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,100. Gangotri, the origin and seat of the goddess Ganga, is one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga from Devprayag onwards where it meets another river Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier.