Pithoragarh District

Pithoragarh District | PLACES IN THE CITY
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  • Abbot Mount: 7Km from Lohaghat in Pithoragarh district with Bungalows belonging to colonial era. Abbot Mount provides panoramic view of Northern Himalayan ranges like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Trishul, Panchchuli.
  • Anchherital: A beautiful lake 3,658 meters above sea level, Anchherital of Pithoragarh district is one of the high ranges lake in Kumaon hills.
  • Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary: Located in Askot near Didihat, spread over 599.93 square kilometers, Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary in Pithoragarh district conserves musk deer and other wildlife.
  • Baleshwar: Baleshwar is 76Km from Pithoragarh town, on Tanakpur road Baleshwar lies in Champawat district. At Baleshwar, you can see many beautiful temples built during Chand dynasty in the 8th century, Baleshwar Temple dedicated to lord Shiva is the most renowned temple and is declared as National Heritage Monument and Archeological Survey of India (ASI) looks after the temple since 1952. Every year on Maha ShivaRatri, a fair participated by large population is held in this region.
  • Belkot Village: 10Km from Berinag on the foothills of Kumaon Hills, Belkot is loved for the healthy climate and a Bhagwati temple in the village is well visited by devotees around Pithoragarh and nearby districts.
  • Berinag: 102Km from Pithoragarh district, bestowed with nature’s grace and tea garden at 2010 meters above sea level, Berinag provides panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Nag (snake) on its own name, Berinag named after Nagveni King Benimadhava houses different Nag (snake) temples like Dhaurinag, Feninag, Kalinag, Bashukinag, Pinglenag and Harinag.
  • Betuli Dhar: 5Km from Munsiyari, high altitude alpine meadow Betuli Dhar provides an ideal Ski range with perfect slope to entertain those choosing Skiing as recreational adventure sports.
  • Chandak: 7Km from district headquarter Pithoragarh, 1,830 meters above sea level, Chandak named after the Chanda Rakshyas (devil) killed by goddess Durga to hand back Sworga (heaven) to Indra- the King of heaven, provides spectacular view of Pithoragarh valley also called Swar Valley.
  • Chaukori : Famous for orchards and tea gardens, 2010 meters above sea level, Chaukori in Pithoragarh district is 10Km from Benirag, another spot famous for tea gardens. You will enjoy the spectacular panorama of snow clad Himalayan peaks and the beautiful landscape. Chaukori is famous among the adventurers seeking for peace and isolation from the everyday busy schedule of city life. Vantage point to Himalayas, Chaukori is an ideal holiday destination among Indian and foreign tourists. you will be overwhelmed by the breath taking sunrise and sunset views from Chaukori.
  • Chipla Kedar: An excellent trekking destination in Pithoragarh, Chhipla Kedar provides beautiful landscape, spectacular views and enchanting beauty to those who visit or trek through this place. Situated 4,626 meters above sea level, Chipla Kedar is 34Km from Tawaghat of Pithoragarh district.
  • Chiplakot: On Jaulijibi to Munsiyari road at 3,090 meters above sea level, Chiplakot slope in Pithoragahr district has perfect Skiing setting and entertains a huge number of Skiers every year from and outside Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand.
  • Dharchula: On the bank of Kali river, Dharchula valley- 90Km from Pithoragarh town is surrounded by the beautiful mountains and is mostly treaded by the pilgrimages to Kailash Manas Sarovar. Dharchula is geographically split between India and Nepal, its counterpart in Nepal is known as Darchula.
  • Dhwaj: Abode of lord Shiva and goddess Durga (incarnation of goddess Parvati, Dhwaj mountain- 2,134 meters above the sea level, lies 15Km from Pithoragarh town. The sacred mountain is full of greenery with dense forest consisting large endemic plants.
  • Didihat: Ornamented with natural flora, Didihat town, 54Km from Pithoragarh town, is a major tourist destination on the Kumaon Hills. With Charamgad river flowing placidly and fertile Hatt Valley sitting quietly below it, Didihat is on the top of hill plain Digtarh.
  • Gangolihat: Popular for ancient temples like Haat Kalika dedicated to goddess Kali, Ambika Dewaal, Chamunda temple, Vaishnavi temple on top of Shail Parvat from where other Himalayan peaks can be seen , Mahakali temple dedicated to Shiva-Shakti and underground caves like Patal Bhuvneshwar, Shaileshwar Gufa, Mukteshwar Gufa and Bholeshwar Gufa, Gangolighat is 77Km from Pithoragarh town. Hatkalika fair celebrated every year in Gangolihat is famous for the Nepali goods sold during the fair.