- 8856 sq. km
- Hindi, Kumaoni, English
The famous hill resort of Pithoragarh is in
Uttaranchal, which seems to be attracting a
lot of tourists these days, because the
state not only offers the tourists a chance
to enjoy natural beauty but also a chance to
try various adventure sports, such as white
river rafting, hang-gliding and skiing. So
whether you want to spend a holiday close to
nature or have the time of your life. Come
to Pithoragarh and make Hill resorts in
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Pithoragarh stands at a height of 1,851
meters in a valley, fondly called the
'Little Kashmir' in the northern state of
Uttaranchal. The district covers an area of
8,856 square kilometers and it borders both
Nepal and Tibet.
Pithoragarh-Sites to Visit
While you are at a tour of Pithoragarh, you
can check out a number of lakes around
Pithoragarh. There are two of them which are
quite famous, one of them being Jolingkong
and the other one being Anchherital. While
the former is at a height of 4,634 meters,
the latter is situated at an altitude of
3,658 meters. The district is dotted all
over with many old temples that you visit.
There is a shrine at Purnagiri, which is
only 20 kms from Tanakpur, and there is
another Sikh shrine near Lohaghat called
Ritha Sahib. According to a belief, Guru
Nanak touched the bitter ritha and it turned
sweet after his touch.
A tour to the White Manu Temple is also a
must if you are in Pithoragarh. It is
dedicated to the Goddess, who on invocation
brings rain thus good fortune to the
If you are in Pithoragarh for a few days,
you can travel to Baleshwar, which is 76km
away on the Tankpur Road. There you can see
the beautiful temples which were built by
early Chand rajas in the 8th Century. About
77 kms from Pithoragarh is a Shaktipeeth,
which was established by Adi Sankaracharya.
About two kilometers away is Chamunda Devi
Around 14 kms from Gangolihat is Patal
Bhubaneshwar, a temple, which is dedicated
to Lord Shiva. Interestingly enough, one has
to go through a tunnel to reach the temple.
Around 62 kms from Pithoragarh is Lohaghat.
About 2 kms from here is the Abbot Mount and
Mayawati. At Mount Abbot, one can see a lot
of Bungalows, which belong to the colonial
era. This place also offers a great view of
the Northern Hill Ranges. Mayawati is known
for the headquarters of Adwait Ashram.
At a distance of 7km from Pithoragarh is
Chandak. It is at a height of 1,830 meters
and offers a breathtaking view of the
Pithoragarh valley. 20 kms from Tanakpur is
Punyagiri, which has the Punyagiri temple,
which is devoted to Maa Punyagiri.
One can enjoy rafting and canoeing at areas
close to Pithoragarh. There are also
possibilities for hang-gliding and other
adventure sports. Khaliya Top and Batulidhar
are perfect was skiing and other sports.
Trout fishing can be enjoyed at the rivers
in the district.
Pithoragarh- Reaching there
There are frequent buses to Pithoragarh from
Almora, Nainital and Delhi, so getting to
Pithoragarh by road is no problem. The
closest railhead is at Tanakpur and the
closest airport is at Patnanagar, which is
249kms from Pithoragarh.
Pithoragarh-Fairs and festivals
Probably the most popular festival is held
in autumn at Jaul Jibi, where copper pots,
woolens and even shaggy-maned Himalayan
horses are bought and sold.
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