Askot-a silent heaven in UttarakhandAskot is a small town in Pithoragarh district (Uttarakhand) on the lap of nature. The pine and deodar forests make the place heavenly. Rhododendrons form a carpet on the small roads of the town and the surrounding forest. River Kali meets River Goriganga near Askot. We can understand the brutal force of water at Askot. From Askot, tourists get a panoramic view of snow clad peaks of Kumaon Himalayas.
Askot is famous for Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of Musk deer. Needless to mention that Musk deer is an extremely rare animal. The small town falls on the way to Dharchula, the starting point for the annual Kailash-Manasarovar Jatra.
Best time to visit Askot is April to June.