Champawat is a beautiful town in Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. Located about 76 km from Pithoragarh headquarters, Champawat is a well-known tourist place, famous for its natural beauty and Religious Places in Uttarakhand. A Tour to Champawat would essentially feature exploring the breathtaking landscapes and terraced fields dotting the land besides the ancient temples and forts. At Champawat you can enjoy almost everything ranging from 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 Chand dynasty. The ruins of the ancient fort of the Chand rulers are one of the prime attractions on tour to Champawat. This fort now houses the headquarters of the Tehsil office at Champawat.
Your tour to Champawat will introduce you to the Baleshwar and Rataneshwar temples, noted for their marvelous architecture. Built by the Chand rulers in 16th century, Baleshwar Temple exhibits excellent works of stone carvings. The Nagnath temple at Champawat is also an excellent specimen of ancient architecture.
The temple dedicated to Gwal Devta also known as Goril or Goll, is an important place to visit while on 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 visit, 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. Champawat was also known to be home to Champawat Tiges, and Jim Corbett had visited this region in the twentieth century, in order to hunt for man-eating tigers. Champawat is well connected by roadways with other parts of Uttarakhand.