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Pithoragarh Travel Guide


  • Pithoragarh
Pithoragarh At a Glance
  • Population:485,993
  • Area :7,100 sq.kms.
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:7°C - °C
  • Best Time to Visit:April - November
  • STD Code:05964

Introduction

One of the most beautiful regions in the hills of Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh is often referred as "Miniature Kashmir". An enchanting tourist destination, Pithoragarh is nestled at an altitude of 1,650 m in the Soar Valley, surrounded by the four hills of Chandak, Dhwaj, Kumdar and Thal Kedar. In fact, a visit to Uttarakhand can never be complete without a Tour to Pithoragarh and its scenic destinations.

Pithoragarh town - the district headquarters, was once the bastion of the Chand rulers of Kumaon. Pithoragarh is traditionally believed to be the chosen abode of divine deities, and the main attractions for tourists on tour to Pithoragarh are the ancient temples and forts, scattered all over the town. Besides, the town abounds in spectacular natural beauty - resonating with cascading waterfalls, splendid glaciers, natural reservoirs surrounded by lush vegetation, placid lakes and beautiful rivers.

Your Pithoragarh Tour will also introduce you to the Chandak Hills - located at about 2000 meters, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains extending from Trishul, Nanda Devi, Panchchuli Group and Mount Appi of Nepal.

Major Attractions of Tour to Pithoragarh

Hills in Pithoragarh - Visit some of the majestic peaks like Nanda Devi East, Nanda Devi West, Trishul, Hardeol, Nandakhat, Rajrambha, Bambadhura, and the Panchchuli Hills while on tour to Pithoragarh.

Glaciers of Pithoragarh - Pithoragarh is home to some magnificent glaciers like the Milam, Namik, Ralam, Meola and Balati glaciers. The rivers originating from these glaciers including Kuti, Dhauli Ganga (East), Gori Ganga, Ram Ganga (East), Saryu and Kali (Sharda), offer plenty of options for adventure-sports like rafting and canoeing in Pithoragarh.

Gangolihat - An important religious destination located about 77 km from Pithoragarh, Gangolighat houses an ancient Kali temple, which is visited by several devotees. The famous Patal Bhuvneshwar caves lie at about 14 kms from here.

How to Reach Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh has a small hill airstrip at Naini Saini - about 5km from the town. The nearest railheads are at Kathgodam and Tanakpur, from where Pithoragarh can be easily reached by buses and taxis.


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