Barkot - Information , Guide, Sightseeing

Barkot is located in the Uttarkashi district and is one of the most important places in Uttarakhand. Barkot is also considered to be the best hill station in Uttarakhand. It is located on the higher Himalayan ranges. Barkot receives the water from the holy rivers of Yamuna and Ganga. The Yamunotri dham is located at a distance of 50 kilometer from Barkot. Every year there are a number of people coming to this place for pilgrimage.

Here you get to see the spectacular peaks of Banderpunch and also other bigger Himalayan range from Barkot. The height of Barkot is 1220 meters above the sea level. This is the perfect place for adventure. If you want you can also spend some good time holidaying in this place. The biggest town near this place is the Tehri Garhwal. This is again situated at a distance of 90 kilometers from Barkot. There are a number of hotels to stay in this place.

Places that are worth visiting in Barkot

  • Surya Kund

    Barkot is a place that is quite beautiful. There are a number of places that you can visit in Barkot. You will find a number of natural thermal springs in Yamunotri. Out of these Surya Kund can certainly be considered to be the most famous. The water here is used to make the prasad that is rice and potatoes.

  • Hanuman Chatti

    This is a place that can be regarded as the starting points of two very famous destinations - Yamunotri and the Dodi Tal. Yamunotri is located at a distance of 13 kilometers from Hanuman Chatti. You also have the option of buying food items from Hanuman chatti.

    Yamunotri is one of the char dhams in Uttarakhand. This is a temple that is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and Yamuna again is the source of river Yamuna.

  • Gurso Bughyal

    The height of the Gurso Bughyal is as much as 3,056m above the sea level. This is the place from where you can see the Nanda Devi, Trishul and Drone. That place again is at a distance of about 3 kilometers from Auli.

Best Time to Visit Barkot

Barkot is undoubtedly the best destination that you can visit. Tourists have an access to this place for most of the part of this year.

Summer is considered to be the best time to visit. May is the warmest month and the temperature in this month is somewhere around 29.7 degrees. It is not at all a good idea to visit this place during the monsoons as there is too much of rainfall here during this time. Winter is the best time for you to visit this place. This is the time when you can enjoy a number of activities here in this place.

How to Reach Barkot ?

You can reach this place by train, by air or by road. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant. You will be able to get taxis from Jolly Grant to Barkot. Barkot is located at a distance of 161 kolometers from Dehradun.

Rishikesh and Dehradun are the nearest railway stations to Barkot. Barkot is also well connected with the motorable roads from the Garhwal region like Dehradun, Uttarakashi, Rishikesh and Tehri.

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