Champawat defines history and heritage through its temples and historical sites. It is a beautiful town in Uttarakhand that is located around 76 km from Pithoragarh headquarters. This town is well known for its natural beauty, Religious Places, and scenic views of verdant hills. A tour to Champawat allows you to explore the breathtaking landscapes and terraced fields dotting the land beside the ancient temples and forts. At Champawat, you can enjoy almost everything from a pleasant climate to diverse wildlife and good trekking options.
Nestled at about 1615 meters above sea level, Champawat was the erstwhile capital of the rulers of the Chand dynasty. The ruins of the ancient fort of the Chand rulers are one of the prime attractions in Champawat. This fort now houses the headquarters of the Tehsil office at Champawat.
Your Champawat tour will introduce you to the Baleshwar and Rataneshwar temples, noted for their marvelous architecture. Built by the Chand rulers in the 16th century, Baleshwar Temple exhibits excellent works of stone carvings. The Nagnath temple at Champawat is also a perfect specimen of ancient architecture.
The temple dedicated to Gwal Devta, also known as Goril or Goll, is an important place to visit while on a tour to Champawat. Gwal Devta is held in high esteem as a symbol of justice, and this sacred temple at Gwarail Chaur attracts thousands of devotees to Champawat.
'Ek Hathiya Ka Naula' - located about 4 - 5 km from Champawat, is a place worth visiting, believed to have been built in just one night by a one-handed artisan.
A tour to Champawat can also include a visit to the temple dedicated to Kranteshwar Mahadev, perched atop a hill known as Mt. Kandev, located to the east of Champawat. It was also known to be home to Champawat Tigers, and Jim Corbett had visited this region in the twentieth century to hunt for man-eating tigers. Roadways well connect Champawat with other parts of Uttarakhand.