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Sargakhet

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Sargakhet

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Sargakhet is in Uttarakhand.

Understand[edit]

Sargakhet is a small scenic mountain town, 3km before Mukteshwar, in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. Sargakhet literally means "field of heaven", and the natural beauty of this place will leave you no doubt at to what owed this place its name.

Get in[edit]

There are up to three daily trains from Delhi to Kathgodam (KGM), which is the closest train station to Sargakhet. From Kathgodam you can book a taxi to Sargakhet, the trip should take about 2 hours as you climb the mountain roads. You can also get one of the many shared-cabs to Bhowali, and then change for Sargakhet. There are also regular bus services from Delhi Anand Vihar Bus station to Haldwani, which is very close to Kathgodam. Taxis are available from Haldwani to Sargakhet.

By car from Delhi, you can take the NH24 and travel through Hapur road, Brijghat, Muradabad, Rampur, Bilaspur, Rudrapur, Haldwani and finally Kathgodam. The roads are generally good until Rampur. From Rampur to Rudrapur the roads tend to be less well maintained. Sargakhet is about 70km from Kathgodam and will take you about two hours as you climb the mountain road.

Get around[edit]

Sargakhet is a small hamlet. Sargakhet and the surrounding villages and forests are best explored on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Chauli ki Jaali rock formation - come and hear about the local folklore of this geological formation
  • Himalayan views: probabaly the best Himalayan views in the region can be seen from this area

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In and around Sargakhet the are many activities:

  • Bird watching and wildlife spotting in Sargakhet's forests
  • Forest walks
  • Village visits to discover the Kumaoni culture and folklore
  • A quiet spot for yoga and meditation
  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling in nearby Mukteshwar's Chauli Ki Jali rock face
  • A step into the Higher Himalayas for those who wish to undertake longer treks

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There are a few small shops which sell local crafts and produce, mostly in support of local NGOs.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Oak Chalet, Gahana Orchards, Sargakhet, +919837787501, [1]. INR 2000. (29.448214100229,79.65455819734507) edit

There are a few guesthouses in the area, which on the whole is quieter than neighbouring Mukteshwar, for those who want to enjoy the peace of the mountains. Oak Chalet, off the main road, is a quiet ecofriendly family run forest lodge.

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Get out[edit]

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