Madkot in Pithoragarh
Situated about 21 km away from popular hill station Munsiyari, through typical hilly roads, Madkot is a scenic village in Pithoragarh district of state Uttarakhand. Madkot is popular among tourists for its hot water spring, vegetation, snowfall, natural beauty and rich culture of local Bhotiya tribes. It is perched at an elevation of about 2,200 m (7,200 ft) above sea level. After visiting Khaliya top, Madkote is the place which is worth visiting.
Altitude: 2200 m
Famous For: Hot Water Spring
Madkot Hot Water Spring near Munsiyari:
There is a hot water spring located just next to the banks of Gori Ganga River en-route Jauljibi. These springs are known to have healing properties. Taking a bath here may provide relief to some extent from problems such as skin problems, joint pain, muscle pain, fibrous tissues and most notably rheumatoid arthritis. Munsiyari, Didihat, Dharchula, Pithoragarh, Almora, and Champawat are some nearby cities to Madkot.
About Madkot Village:
According to the 2011 Census, The total geographical area of Madkot is 171.11 hectares. There are about 353 houses in the village. Madkote has a total population of 1,330 people. The village is situated in Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, India. It is 122 km away from Pithoragarh district headquarters.
How to Reach Madkot near Munsiyari:
The village of Madkot is at a distance of approximately 21 km from Munsiyari on Munsiyari-Madkot. Munsiyari is a well-known hill station which serves as the base camp for many treks including Khaliya top trek. From Musiyari, one can take a bus, sharing-cabs or hire a cab to reach Madkote. The village is surrounded by Dharchula on East, Didihat tehsil on South, Berinag on South and Kapkote on the west.
Pantnagar is the nearest airport to Munsiyari, at a distance of 249 km. One can take buses and taxis from the airport to reach Haldwani. Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh is the other option but the flights are not regular. Haldwani is 285.3 km away from Munsiyari via NH309A.
State-owned and private buses run from Delhi, Dehradun, Almora, Pithoragarh, and Haldwani to Munsiyari. However, one has to check the timings for buses. Since the journey to Munsiyari is very long, from Haldwani and Kathgodam, buses and taxis are available in the morning only.
There is no railway station near Madkote and Munsiyari. Kathgodam (275 km), and Tanakpur (286 km) are the two options to reach Munsiyari via train. After reaching the railway station, one has to get on the bus or book a taxi for further journey. The journey to Munsiyari is quite long, so it is good to break the journey into several stops.