Barkot Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
The splendid Bandarpoonch peak and other massive peaks of the Himalayan range are loom over the Barkot horizon. Situated at an altitude of 1,220 meters above sea level in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, Barkot is one of the popular destinations in the northern part of India. In fact, the entire Uttarkashi district is a famous tourist destination where one can explore a number of interesting places. Barkot is located around 49 kilometers from the holy Yamunotri Dham. Every year, a large number of devotees visit the town and witness its natural beauty. The Yamuna river and apple orchards are some attractive features of this town which will make you fall in love with this place. This destination is also considered as an ideal adventure destination where one can pursue trekking excursions. The Barkot travel guide provides valuable information about this mountain town.
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Yamunotri Temple is an attractive destination for the devotees in Barkot. This pilgrimage is one of the Char Dhams and large number of devotees from all around the country come to the Yamunotri Temple to praise Goddess Yamuna. In the months of April to October, thousands of devotees visit this temple.
Verda Camp is one of the most famous attractions in Barkot. This place is considered as a 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.
Surya Kund is a famous thermal spring and among one of the attractions of this place, not only among the tourists but the local people as well. It is one of the amazing tourist spots in Barkot where pilgrims submerge potatoes and rice in the hot spring water to cook. Once these are cooked, it is served as prasad.
It is the midpoint of the trek to Yamunotri which is accessible by jeeps. Janki Chatti is situated 7kms before Yamunotri and this place is popular for thermal springs.
Chamba is an ideal summer retreat. On a clear day one see the impressive Bandarpoonch peak and the snow on the mountain ranges.
Divya Shilla is a rock pillar which is worshipped before entering the divine Yamunotri temple.
Lakhmandal is a place of archeological significance. There are temples to Shiva, Parshuram and five Pandavas. Historians identify the place with the epic Laxagriha (house of wax) made by Duryodhan in a conspiracy to kill the Pandavas.