Uttarakhand Askot Hill Station
Askot is a very small town of Himalayan range that is part of Pithoragarh district that is part of Uttarakhand state.There is an Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary that helps of the upkeep of Musk Deer.This is on the route of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim.
Askot was ruled by Doti Kings of Nepal.After them came the Katyuri kings. After their rule came the Chand rulers.
The Askot is divided into two parts one of known as the Malla Askot and the other is known as Talla Askot.In the year 1742 this place was ruled by the Gorkha.
Askot is also famous for its tunnel mining and many minerals like zinc, copper, silver, lead and gold have been mined from here.
This place was earlier known as Assi Kot.
This place has rich flora and fauna and has rich vegetation of Eucalyptus, Teak etc.
How to Reach
The closest airport to Askot is the Naini Saini of Pithoragarh and is 60 kms from Askot.One can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Askot.
The closest railway station to Tanakpur and is 204 kms from Askot.One can hire a taxi or local buses from the railway station to reach Askot.
The buses are easily available to reach Askot.Buses can be taken from Pithoragarh that is at distance of 55 kms.
Places to Visit
The Askot Sanctuary has a very beautiful flora and fauna and has been fascinating and charming nature.One can find Black Deers, Koklas, Musk Deers, Snow Leopards and Monals of the Askot sanctuary.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
The hottest month of the year of Askot is May and the coldest month here is December.Temperature of Askot drops abruptly during the nights.The rains of Askot can be experienced of July and the dry month of November.
The best time to visit Askot is from April to September.