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Devidhura: It is situated 45km from Champawat offering the bounteousness of nature and its pristine beauty. There is a famous Varahi temple here which holds great importance amongst the localites. Devidhura is also an adventurous site for trekking. There is a unique tradition of Bagwal at this place (organised stone throwing between two groups) is practiced on the festival of Raksha Bandhan. The tale 'Temple Tiger' of the famous Jim Corbett is associated with the Devidhura temples.
Shyamlatal: It is beautiful lake situated 56km from Champawat at an astounding elevation of 1500mts above sea level. There is a Swami Vivekananda Ashram on the banks of this emerald lake. The lake is spread over an area of 1.5sqkms. The famous Jhula Fair of Kumaon region is held at this place. The ruins of the Chand Dynasty can still be seen at Shyamla Tal.
Khatima: Khatima is situated in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. Khatima is well connected by major transportation facilities with popular destinations of northern India. Khatima houses a hydel powerhouse at Lohiahead on river Sharda with a capacity of 41.4 MW. The climate of Khatima is equivalent to the city in plains. It’s hot and humid in summers and cold during winters. bounteousness Khatima comes under the ‘terai’ region of the Himalayas. Khatima was previously known as Tharwat which means home of the Tharu tribe. Khatima is situated 83kms from Champawat.
Pithoragarh: It is surrounded by Nepal to the east and Tibet to the north. The place is popular for its exquisite natural beauty and is widely known as the “Little Kashmir.” Pithoragarh lie at a height of 1650mts above sea level offering picturesque views. Pithoragarh has a lot of historical importance. It was one of the main centers of power during the Chand Rajas of Kumaon. From this region, pilgrims begin their journey to the holiest shrines of Mansarovar and Kailash. A magnificent fort, the Pithoragarh Fort stands tall in Pithoragarh. It was construted by the Gurkhas in the 18th century. The weather of Pithoragarh remains salubrious throughout the year and the beauty of Pithoragarh heals us from tension and stress. The best time to visit Pithoragarh is throughout the year. Pithoragarh is situated at a distance of 72kms from Champawat.
Abbott Mount: Situated at an elevation of 2018mts Abbott Mount offers a peaceful and picturesque environment. Abbott Mount remains covered with the sheets of snow during winters. The enchanting snow clad Himalayan peaks can be seen from Abbott Mount. It is located away from hustle bustle of the city and there are only 13 secluded cottages spread over this hill. Abbott Mount is situated in 21kms from Champawat offering tranquility with exquisiteness.
Almora: The district of Almora is a picturesque place located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Almora is famous for its magnificent beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, exquisite wildlife, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisine. It is located at a height of 5,400ft above sea level and is spread across a 5-km ridge atop Kashaya Hill. It is surrounded by Pithoragarh to the east, Garhwal to the west, Bageshwar to the north and Nainital to the south. The picturesque landscape of Almora attracts hundreds of tourists each year. Almora has been developed by the Chand Rajas and then maintained and further developed by the British. Almora is situated 131kms from Champawat.
Mukteshwar: It is situated at a distance of 119kms from the town of Champawat set at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350year old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose presiding deity is great Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Dham is stood offers stupendous views of Himalayan range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893.
Purnagiri Temple: Situated 21kms from Tanakpur, Purnagiri Temple is one of the 108 Siddha Peeths. To reach Purnagiri Temple one must complete a trek of 3kms from Tunyas. According to mythological scriptures this was the place where Daksha Prajapati, father of Goddess Sati organised a sacrificial ceremony, for which he invited everybody except Lord Shiva. After discovering about her father's trick to humiliate her husband Lord Shiva, Goddess Sati immolated herself in the sacrificial fire. Lord Shiva then appeared with full of rage to take back the corpse of Goddess Sati and the places where parts of Goddess Sati fell down are now known as ‘Shakti Peeths’. The temple is flooded by devotees during navratras.
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