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Askot, the small hill town in the Pithoragarh district of Uttrakhand state of India is a fantastic tourist destination. The place is small yet has the most captivating sceneries that one would have never seen before. The Hill spot possess the most pleasing environment which is a must check out for everyone. Askot is the part of Kanalichhina development Block and DidihatTehsil.

Askot is famous for the Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary which is made to preserve the population of must Deer. Historically the place was ruled by the Doti Kings of Nepal, Katyuri, Rajbars, Chand, Gorkha and British rulers and Rajbars. The place is inhabitated by the endangered species of Van Rawats. To explore this and lot more one can avail Askot tour packages.

The name of the place Askot is derived from the word “Assi Kot” which means eighty forts. Most of the forts are located in Darchula District of Nepal. The important places to visit in Askot includes Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary, Chhiplakot or Najurkot, Ghangdhura, Narayan Ashram and Askot Polymetallic Deposit tunnel Mines. Apart from that, Dhanlekh is the famous religious place of Hindus at Askot is visited by large number of worshippers every year.

Other tourist attractions in Askot include the ever beautiful rivers and lakes. Some of them are Rauntishgad River, Bhadigad River, Gurjigad River, Chhipladhura lake and the merger river i.e. Gori Ganga river with river Kali at Jauljibi. Askot travel and tourism provides the splendid way of travelling to this wonderful place.

The nearest railway station to reach Askot is Kathgodam Railway station (KGM) which is at a distance of 8.7 km from the main place. The nearest airport is at Dehradun which is at a distance of 214 km from Askot. Askot is one of the astonishing and a must visiting places for all.

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