Barkot is a serene and secluded town, locatd at an elevation of 1220 meters. It is a northeast region of Uttarakhand, located around 49 km from Yamunotri Dam. It offers an excellent view of Himalayan cliffs and peaks. It is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It is also an ideal place for trekking. The fresh orchards of apples, ravishing landscapes, glistering water of Yamuna River and secluded environment are the charming features of Barkot. It is around 395 km from Delhi. The view of this heavenly hamlet is changes by snowfall during winter and offers an exotic view of this tiny village.
Places to visit
It is a dominating feature in Barkot. It was built by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. It is the original source of Yamuna River and holds high religious value. This sacred temple is at an elevation of 3235 meters above the sea level.
It is one of the natura hot springs with the temperature of 1900F. Devotees and visitors cook their rice by simply immersing the rice into this water. The cooked rice is served as Prasad.
It is the popular point of trekking. It is around 13 km from Yamunotri. The distance must be covered by foot. It is the place of confluence of River Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga.
How to reach Barkot
Jolly Grant airport is the nearest one around 161 km from Barkot.
Rishikesh and Dehradun railheads are the closest railway stations, located around 160 km from Barkot.
It has well connected motorable road which connects nearby places like Dehradun, Rishikesh and Uttarakashi.