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Pithoragarh A Grand Holiday Destination in uttarakhand
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February 12, 2021

Pithoragarh The Best Tourist place in Garhwal, Uttarakhand

 

 

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Pithoragarh City Facts :

Travel Time from Delhi to Pithoragarh:11 hr 52 min (500.9 km) via NH9

State: Uttarakhand (uttaranchal )

District: Pithoragarh
Distance between Delhi to Pithoragarh by Road- (500.9 km) via NH9
Distance between Delhi to Pithoragarh by Flight is-312 Kms
Famous for/as: chandak, askot santuary, Ralam Glancier
Languages: Hindi, Kumauni
Best Season: April to November, July-August
Nearest Railway Station: Tanakpur railway station
Nearest Airport: Pithoragarh Airport
Nearest Bus Stand: Pithoragarh
Best Home Stay in Pithoragarh: Hotel Jagat Anand, Jyotirmay Homestay

Best Hotels in Pithoragarh: HOTEL-78
BestResorts in Pithoragarh: Sumeru Resort
Best Campsite in Pithoragarh: Himalayan Glamping

Weather: Summer 12 to 28

Hello Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is the easternmost district of Uttarakhand, neighbouring Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity, Pithoragarh is popularly known as the ‘Little Kashmir’. This captivating town with fascinating forests around it is located at an impressive height of 1,645 m and is nestled in a small valley. Pithoragarh town is a historical landmark. It was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon.

From here, pilgrims take their journey to the holy shrines, Kailash and Mansarovar.This valley also nestles the snow-crested peaks Nanda Devi East (7,434 m) and West (7,817 m). Below these mighty peaks lie the alpine valleys and glaciers like Milam, Ralam, Namik and Sundardunga.

Pithoragarh Places to visit

Kapileshwar Mahadev

It is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in the outskirts of the city. From here, one can have a panoramic view of the Sor Valley and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Pithoragarh Fort

An impressive fort built by the Gorkhas in the 18th Century. The Government Buildings are housed in this Fort.

Dhwaj Temple

At an altitude of 2,100 m, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Jayanti. It is located at a point, which offers a scenic view of the valley and the hills around and the snow-capped peaks. Distance is 21 km by bus and 5 km trek.

Thal Kedar

Located at a distance of 20 km from Pithoragarh, this place is of great religious importance. A large fair is held every year during Shivaratri.

BEYOND PITHORAGARH

Askot

Situated at a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh, Askot is an ancient kingdom of the Katyuri dynasty. This place is famous for Askot Wildlife Sanctuary established for the conservation of musk deer. The name is derived from Asi-Kot, which literally means 80 forts. The remains are still visible. This place is surrounded by tall trees and waterfalls.

Gangolihat

77 km from Pithoragarh. This is a major cultural center in the hills, known for socio-religious activities. Situated in the midst of Saryu and Ramganga rivers, this is a place mentioned in ancient literature. Shankaracharya established the famous Mahakali Shaktipeeth in the 8th century. Goddess Kali is the reigning deity of the town.

How to reach Pithoragarh

By Flight

Naini Saini is the airport at Pithoragarh, just 5 km away from the city. It is not in operation.

By Train
Tanakpur is the nearest railhead, at a distance of 151 km.
By Road
Pithoragarh is well connected by a good network of roads with all the major towns in the area. The distance from the nearest major town Champawat is 75 km, Lohaghat is 62 km, Munsyari 135 km and Tanakpur 151km.

By Flight
Naini Saini is the airport at Pithoragarh, just 5 km away from the city. It is not in operation.

By Train
Tanakpur is the nearest railhead, at a distance of 151 km.

By Road
Pithoragarh is well connected by a good network of roads with all the major towns in the area. The distance from the nearest major town Champawat is 75 km, Lohaghat is 62 km, Munsyari 135 km and Tanakpur 151km.

Accommodation in Pithoragarh

Joshi tourist lodge
Saruli thakuni homestay
Manish hotel
Hotel prashant
Hargovind pandey home stay
Radha devi home stay
Pan singh home stay
Saraswati sumtyal homestay
Bhawani yarso homestay
Kalawti devi homestay
Sanjay singh jang home stay

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