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Barkot Uttarakhand

Situated at an elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level, Barkot is one of the popular destinations situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The district is a part of Garhwal division. The Barkot city is surrounded on the north by the Dehradun district, on the northeast by Tibet, on the east by Chamoli, on the southeast by the Rudraprayag district and on the south by Tehri Garhwal district.

Barkot is a hill station, located in the higher Himalayan ranges. It receives water from two holy rivers, namely Ganga and Yamuna. The Yamunotri Dham is around 50 Km far from Barkot. A large number of devotees stay here on their visit to Yamunotri Dham. From Barkot, one can easily view magnificent peak of Banderpoonch and other massive peaks of the Himalayan range. This hill station is an ideal holidaying and adventure destination for nature lovers and adventurers as the place proffers with many beautiful scenic views and trekking excursions. The apple orchards, ravishing landscapes and gushing water of the sacred river Yamuna are the prime attractions of this place.

How to Reach Barkot

Barkot is about 126 km away from the capital of Uttarkhand and as such is easy to reach by road and rail. Due to Dehradun’s proximity to Barkot the tourist population visits the latter quite frequently. There are many highways connecting Barkot and the best known are National Highway 123 and the National Highway 94.

Attractions of Barkot

There are many religious, scenic and cultural attractions of Barkot which tourists can think of visiting.

Religious Attractions

Yamunotri temple is without doubt the most beautiful spiritual destination of Barkot. Yamunotri is considered to be one of the primary Char Dhams and thousands of devotees target this temple during Char Dham Yatra time (April to October). Taking the blessings of Goddess Yamuna who presides over this temple is considered to be very auspicious.

Shiv Mandir or the Chandreswar mahadev Mandir

Laxminarayan Mandir – Old Shiv Mandir which is one of the oldest temples of Uttaranchal.

Surya Kund – Surya Kund is one of the well known religious and therapeutic attractions of Barkot. Local people too frequent the Surya Kund because of the medicinal qualities of the hot sulphur and mineral enhanced water. Tourists have the practice of putting in sweet potatoes and rice grains in the Kund Water and then see them cook before their own eyes. These are then consumed by devotees by way of Prasad.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Sunset Point in Barkot gives you the opportunity to witness the splendid scenery of Uttarkhand under the Canopy of the setting sun. This is the perfect place for Barkot sightseeing.Barkot is well known in the domestic as well as International tourist circuit for its adventure activities. There are a number of interesting activities that can be done in Barkot in the company of friends or family. The exciting Veda Camp is situated at an elevation of 2118 meters amidst luxuriant Pine and Chir forests. The tranquil silences, lovely foliage and the interesting selection of birds make this place a hub for nature lovers too. Paragliding, yoga, deep air diving, mountain climbing etc are just some of the adventure activities that are on offer in the Veda Camp in Barkot. Barkot sightseeing cannot be complete without a visit to the Veda Camp.

FOOD OF BARKOT

When in Barkot, its best to sample the local cuisine which is delicious and flavor some. Because of the religious importance of this town most restaurants and food joints do not stock non vegetarian food. The milk pedas and kheer of Barkot is quite well known.

The food is high in fiber like the local Buck Wheat rotis like Mundua. Hash seeds are used for flavoring food and most dishes have touches of pure desi ghee in them.

When in Barkot don’t forget to sample dishes like Chainsoo, Baadi, Jholi, Ras, Badil, Thechwani and Kafuli. For dessert try out Jhangora ki kheer and Swala which are local jiggery based sweet dishes.

If you are fond of more conventional food then try out North Indian and South Indian dishes which are available at most restaurants and good hotels in Barkot.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Uttarakhand

DEPARTURE TIME

Day 01: Delhi - Haridwar (230 Kms; Approx 6 Hours Of Drive)

Arrival Delhi Railway Station, Meet & Assist further drive to Hardwar, enroute lunch. Later drive to Hardwar transfer to your Hotel. Visit Har-ki-Pauri for Ganga Aarti in evening. Back to your hotel, Dinner & Night halt.

Day 02: Haridwar - Syanachatti (240 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Early morning, Drive to Syanachatti via Mussoorie. Enroute bifurcate from main road to Lakahamandal (5kms /one side), visit the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After darshan drive to your onward destination. Check in Hotel at Syana Chatti.

Day 03: Synachatti - Yamunotri - Syanachtti (12kms Drive & 7 Kms Trek Each Side)

Drive to Phool Chatti, trek start from here to Yamunotri. Either by walk or by horse or by Doli at own cost. Arr. Yamunotri, One can cook rice by packing it in a cloth and dipping it in the hot water of the hot kund. Pilgrims take this cooked rice home as "Prasad". Here near the temple "Pooja" can be offered to Divya Shila, After taking bath in Jamunabai Kund's warn water and having "Darshan" of pious "Yamunaji" returning to Hanumanchatti. Later drive back to Syanachatti. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Syanachatti - Hardwar (240 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Drive back to Haridwar, Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Haridwar - Delhi (230 Kms; Approx 7 Hours Of Drive)

Morning visit Hardwar Local Sight Seeing. Later dep. to Delhi. On Arr. Delhi, Drop at Railway Station/Airport.

Total Pax(Min.) Transportation(Exclusive Guide Premium Package(MAP) Luxury Package(MAP) Deluxe Package(CP) Superior Package(EP) Standard Package(EP)
02 Tata Indigo / Dezire * INR 31,050.00 INR 25,050.00 INR 21,950.00 INR 18,275.00 INR 17,000.00
02 Tavera / Ertiga * INR 34,550.00 INR 28,550.00 INR 25,450.00 INR 21,775.00 INR 20,500.00
02 Toyota Innova * INR 35,550.00 INR 29,550.00 INR 26,450.00 INR 22,775.00 INR 21,500.00
04 Tavera / Ertiga * INR 27,250.00 INR 21,250.00 INR 18,150.00 INR 14,475.00 INR 13,200.00
04 Toyota Innova * INR 27,750.00 INR 21,750.00 INR 18,650.00 INR 14,975.00 INR 13,700.00
06 Tavera / Ertiga * INR 24,950.00 INR 18,950.00 INR 15,800.00 INR 12,125.00 INR 10,850.00
06 Toyota Innova * INR 25,285.00 INR 19,285.00 INR 16,135.00 INR 12,460.00 INR 11,185.00
06 Tempo Traveler (09 Seater) * INR 27,785.00 INR 21,785.00 INR 18,635.00 INR 14,960.00 INR 13,685.00
08 Tempo Traveler (09 Seater) * INR 25,900.00 INR 19,900.00 INR 16,800.00 INR 13,125.00 INR 11,850.00
10 Tempo Traveler (12 Seater) * INR 25,050.00 INR 19,050.00 INR 15,950.00 INR 12,275.00 INR 11,050.00
12 Mini Coach (15 Seater) * INR 25,470.00 INR 19,470.00 INR 16,370.00 INR 12,695.00 INR 11,470.00
14 Mini Coach (15 Seater) * INR 24,780.00 INR 18,780.00 INR 15,680.00 INR 12,005.00 INR 10,730.00
16 Mini Coach (18 Seater) Yes INR 25,895.00 INR 19,895.00 INR 16,795.00 INR 13,120.00 INR 11,845.00
16 Mini Coach (27 Seater) Yes INR 26,865.00 INR 20,865.00 INR 17,765.00 INR 14,090.00 INR 12,815.00
18 Mini Coach (18/21 Seater) Yes INR 25,275.00 INR 19,275.00 INR 16,175.00 INR 12,500.00 INR 11,225.00
18 Mini Coach (27 Seater) Yes INR 26,135.00 INR 20,135.00 INR 17,035.00 INR 13,360.00 INR 12,085.00
20 Mini Coach (27 Seater) Yes INR 25,550.00 INR 19,550.00 INR 16,450.00 INR 12,775.00 INR 11,450.00
20 Mini Coach (21 Seater) Yes INR 24,775.00 INR 18,775.00 INR 15,675.00 INR 12,000.00 INR 10,675.00


Extra Mattress / Extra Person INR 12,800.00 INR 11,100.00 INR 8,600.00 INR 6,000.00 INR 4,300.00
CP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast)  NIL  NIL  NIL INR 1,000.00 INR 900.00
MAP SUPPLEMENT (Daily Breakfast & Dinner)  NIL  NIL INR 1,800.00 INR 2,600.00 INR 2,400.00
P r e m i u m P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Radisson Blu (A/C)
Kharsali / Barkot - (02 Nights) Yamunotri Cottage (Premium Cottage)
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shivlinga (A/C Premium) / The Great Ganga (A/C Cottage)
Rishikesh (01 Night)   Ellbee Ganga View (A/C Premier) / Ganga Kinare (A/C S.Dlx)  
 
L u x u r y   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( M A P )
Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Godwin (A/C) / Regenta Orko (A/C) / Golden Tulip (A/C)
Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / YRBR (Swiss Tents) / Rigveda Cottages  
Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Akash Ganga (A/C) / Shivparivar (A/C)
Rishikesh (01 Night)   Vasundhara Palace (A/C Premium)
COST INCLUDES (Premium & Luxury Package):

  • Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on MAP Basis.
  • Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.
  • Daily Mineral Water x 02 Bottles (1Ltr).

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    5% Govt. Service Tax, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.



    D e l u x e P a c k a g e H o t e l s ( C P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Lakshay (A/C) / Park Grand (A/C) / Classic Residency (A/C)
    Barkot (02 Nights) Camp Nirwana (Swiss Tents) / YRBR (Swiss Tents) / Rigveda Cottages  
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Shivlinga (S.Dlx) / Akash Ganga / Shivparivar / Shikhar Nature Resort (Swiss Tents)
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   The Great Ganga (A/C) / Yog Vashisht (A/C)
     
    S u p e r i o r    P a c k a g e   H o t e l s   ( E P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Hotel Great Ananda (A/C) / Khanna Palace (A/C) /  Paradise (A/C)
    Barkot (02 Nights) Chauhan Annaxe (S.Dlx) / Inder Palace (Dlx) / Aththi Niwas Jankichatti   
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Shivlinga / Geetanjali Resort / Sahaj Villa / Ganga Aashray
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   Leisure Palace(A/C) / Trihari (A/C)/ Dev Palace (A/C) / Tatsa (A/C)
     
    S t a n d a r d   P a c k a g e   H o t e l s  ( E P )
    Haridwar (01 Night) Badridham (A/C) / Parakh (A/C) / Orchid (A/C) / Sound Sleep (A/C) / Hill View (A/C)
    Badkot (02 Nights) Hotel Yamuna Kinare / Karan Palace / Gau Yamuna   
    Uttarkashi (02 Nights) Hotel Bhagirathi Residency / Mahima Resort / Mansarovar / Vasundhra
    Rishikesh (01 Night)   Devoy Inn (A/C) / Soank Paradise (A/C) / Akash Continental (A/C)  
    COST INCLUDES (Deluxe, Superior & Standard Package) :

  • Accommodation on twin sharing (Double Bed Room) on CP / EP Basis (As mention above).
  • Transportation by Non A/C Vehicle (Delhi-Haridwar & Rishikesh-Delhi by A/C Vehicle Services) with all road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt.

    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    5% Govt. Service Tax, Rest All Meals, Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.