The famed city of Champawat is a town and Nagar Palika Parishad in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the eastern-most towns of Uttarakhand, proudly sitting at an elevation of 1,670 metres above sea level.Champawat is famous for its ancient temples which have been erected here for years. Some of the sacred Hindu shrines of Champawat include the Baleshwar temple, Nagnath temple, and the Kranteshwar temple, displaying its remarkable architecture. The people of Champawat have kept there culture alive as they still follow the rituals which they used to perform in 10th century.Champawat, the antediluvian capital of the Chand rules. Champawat known for its temples and natural beauty. The historical town 160 kms. from Nainital. The base on legends story suggest that Lord Vishnu come out here as ‘Kurma avatar’ (the tortoise avatar) . The story of Golla Devta is also linked with Gorilla Chaur of Champawat.