Barkot is a small town located 40 kms from Dharasu and is beautifully landscaped all around. Ranging from the apple orchards to the great Himalayan ranges and the snow peaks of Bandarpuch, this destination paints a picture irresistible for a travel enthusiast. Barkot is located on the seashore of Yamuna River in Uttarkashi District in State of Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of about 1,220 meters above the sea level.
It is like a picture right out of your dreams! A paradise spread over a vast carpet of greenery coupled with a rich variety of flora and fauna, breathtaking views of the snow capped mountains and a town buzzing with activity marks a perfect destination for a memorable holiday.Its ravishing panoramic view, gushing water of the holy Yamuna River and Apple Orchards will make you fall in love with this amazing tourist destination.
Splendid Banderpoonch Peak and its other massive peaks of the Himalayan ranges can be easily seen from Barkot.This place is an ideal destination for holidaying and adventure tourism, as one can go for trekking and excursions here. Barkot is situated at a distance of nearly 49km from holy Yamunotri Dham. In fact, the entire Uttarkashi district is a famous tourist destination where one can explore a number of interesting places.
Place to See in Barkot
Yamunotri Temple : Yamunotri Temple is considered to be one of the most sacred Chardham Destination In Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to worship the goddess Yamuna. Millions of Devotees come to visit the temple from all over the world. The best time to Visit the temple is fall in between the month of April to October.
Surya Kund : Surya Kund is one of the most fascinating Point in Barkot where lots of Pilgrims take a holy bath in the water of Kund to remove all sins from the body and get salvation. Devotees submerge potatoes and rice in the hot spring water to cooked for Prashad.
Veda Camp : Veda Camp is one of the most attractive place considered to be perfect adventure spot where one can enjoy a number of interesting things and can participate in a variety of adventurous activities with friends and family. located at an altitude of 2,118 meters along the banks of the holy Yamuna River.
Char Dham Yatra and Barkot
Barkot comes while visiting Yamunotri temple, and used as a night halt by most of the pilgrims during their Char Dham Yatra. The Char Dham Yatra includes a tour to Barkot from Mussoorie and includes a trip to the Kempty falls, Hanuman Chatti, Janki Chatti and Yamunotri. From there the pilgrimage tour continues for its onward journey towards Uttarkashi then Kedarnath, Badrinath, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
How to Reach
By Air : Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport located at the distance of about 161 kilometers away from Barkot.
By Train : Rishikesh and Dehradun is the nearest Rail-heads to reach the Barkot.