Barkot, Uttarakhand

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Barkot is located in Uttarakhand
Barkot is located in India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 30°49′N 78°12′E / 30.82°N 78.20°E / 30.82; 78.20Coordinates: 30°49′N 78°12′E / 30.82°N 78.20°E / 30.82; 78.20
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Uttarkashi
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 16,568
 • Rank 28
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UK

Barkot is a town and a nagar palika in Uttarkashi District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is located on the banks of the Yamuna river. Barkot is located 48 km from Yamunotri. NH-123 and NH-94 are major highways connecting in Barkot.


Forest check post at Barkot

Barkot is located at 30°49′N 78°12′E / 30.82°N 78.20°E / 30.82; 78.20.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,220 metres (4,003 feet).

Hill at Sitachatti - Barkot - Yamunotri route
Yamuna river view from Barkot


As of 2001 India census,[2] Barkot had a population of 16568. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barkot has an average literacy rate of 84.5%, higher than the national average of 74%; with 93% of the males and 77% of females literate. 54% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Barkot is also known as Sahasrabahu Ki Nagari. It is located on the road linking Dehradun to Yamunotri. One can reach here via Mussorie or Vikasnagar both roads meet at Yamuna bridge before Nainbagh. Barkot has many temples and places linked to ancient Hindu legends. Most famous of them is Gangani, 12 km north from the town, where the vedic sage Jamadagni lived and did the Tapa. Kalpavriksha is situated near Gangani which also has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.


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