Barkot Travel Guide

Lesser known and almost untouched by the tourists, Barkot is Uttarakhand’s one of the best-kept secrets. Situated in the Uttarkashi District, on the bank of Yamuna River, this gem of a place is a major stopover for the Hindu devotees heading to perform pilgrimage at Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. The pretty little town offers a mesmerizing view of the Bandarpoonch Peak along with some other imposing Himalayan Peaks. Barkot is a perfect destination to unwind at, and it is a place that can be great for those seeking some spiritual experience as the environ and nature together create a magical and divine ambiance that any soul in the world cannot resist.

And those, with that adventure instinct, can always come to Barkot expecting some exhilarating treks around. Both amateur and seasoned trekkers have their way in Barkot, and for both the scenic views and the tranquil environment are the rewards.

Our Barkot travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best time to visit Barkot

A visit to Barkot can leave you spellbound by its serene landscapes and flora and fauna. The monsoon season proves to be the best time to visit Barkot as the land dons a different aura and it's surely a sight not to miss.

  • Summer

    The summer season has a mild and pleasant weather where the temperature ranges between 15°C and 29°C in the months of March to June. It's generally advised to check the weather forecast for the days you are planning a trip, for a great travel experience.

  • Monsoon

    Witness the clear skies and gentle rain pouring in Barkot in the months of July, August and September with temperature ranging from 10°C to 25°C. The refreshing fragrance of rain in Barkot makes it up for a good time to enjoy tourist attractions around it.

  • Winter

    Carry your cozy and warm clothes as winters are pretty cold in Barkot. With the beginning of October and lasting till the end of February the temperature drops down to 4°C

Top Tourist Attractions in Barkot

Barkot as a whole will pop up as a surprise for you as the hill station is best known for its tranquil environs making it a perfect getaway destination. There are few places you would like to trek to and maybe stop by to take in the good vibe.

  • Yamunotri Temple

    Making an important place in the heart of Hindu devotees, Yamunotri is the first dham among the Char Dham from where the worshippers start their spiritual journey from April to October. Set at an elevation of 3235 m above the sea, Yamunotri Temple devoted to Goddess Yamuna is the place of origin of Yamuna river and located 46 km away from Barkot. The temple which was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah can be easily reached by trekking for 13 km... Read more

  • Surya Kund

    Surya Kund is one of the hot water springs in Yamunotri. Pilgrims and hardcore worshippers pay a visit here as it's renowned for the high temperature of water which is 190°F and used to cook rice and potatoes by tying it in a soft cloth to take it back home as ‘prasad’.

  • Hanuman Chatti

    This next tourist attraction is the starting point of the well known Darwa top, Dodi Tal, and Yamunotri which is 13 km away from Hanuman Chatti. One can hire a jeep till Janki Chatti or ride on ponies. Besides, visitors usually hike the way to Yamunotri. This place is the convergence of Yamuna River and Hanuman Ganga.

Things To Do in Barkot

  • Trekking

    Hike your way from one place to the other as Barkot offers many trekking opportunities. Hanuman Chatti is best known as the base point of trekking trails like Yamunotri Dham, Dawra Top, and Dodi Tal.

  • Shopping

    Taking souvenirs back home is a must and when in Barkot you get to choose from a variety of handcrafted paintings, warm shawls, other essential woolens and artifacts styled the Tibetan way.

  • Sports Activities

    Give your vacation a dose of the wild side by enjoying adventure sports like mountain climbing, rock climbing and other activities that are offered in and around Barkot.

Where to Stay in Barkot?

Barkot is an extraordinaire in every aspect whether be its tourist attractions or accommodation options. There are a few 3 star royal hotels to 1 star decent ones, select resorts, guesthouses and lodges run by GMVN that are embedded all over the hill station. All of these provide a comfortable and delightful time, packed with all the basic amenities, good facilities and magnificent view of Barkot is like cherry on top.

How to Reach Barkot?

The best way to reach Barkot is via road as it's well connected to some of the important attractions of Uttarakhand. Travelling by air and rail are also comfortable options to look up to if planning a vacation in Barkot.

  • By Air

    Located 152 km away, Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Barkot. From here taxis can be easily availed to cover the remaining distance.

  • By Rail

    Nearest railway station to Barkot is housed by Dehradun, located 136 km away. Taxis can be hired from the railway station to reach Barkot.

  • By Road

    Barkot is easily accessible via road from other major parts of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Tehri and many more. Besides there is bus service available from these places to easily reach Barkot.

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