Activities in Dwarahat
Village Tourism: This beautiful Kumaoni town is known for 52 exquisitely carved temples dating back 11th century. Apart from that, one can explore the vicinity that can teach a lot about the culture and customs prevailing in the region. The hilly folks are warm and welcoming and would be happy to share their folklores and stories.
Nature Walks: Dwarahat is known for its lush greenery and undulating grassy hills that surround this quaint hilly town. Several walking trails in and around Dwarahat could be explored with friends and family.
Staying in Dwarahat
Due to Dwarahat’s relative unknown status as compared to other tourist destinations, not many hotels and guesthouses have mushroomed here. Only a handful of budget accommodations with limited amenities can be found at Dwarahat. Luxury accommodation with all facilities is not available here. Another option is to find a place to stay at Ranikhet which is at a distance of 33 kms from Dwarahat.
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Dwarahat Food Guide
Dwarahat is a small town and does not have fancy restaurants international cuisines. The only handful eateries and roadside food stalls in Dwarahat offer popular North Indian and Chinese dishes. Local cuisine is worth giving a try as one can taste all sorts of Kumaoni dishes.
History of Dwarahat
The historic coins found in Dwarahat suggest that a tribal group called Kunindas were the first to settle in Dwarahat. The Kunindas marked their dominance over the land, from 500 B.C. to 600 A.D. and declined with the rise of the Guptas. During the reign of the Guptas, art, architecture, sculpture, paintings and literature prospered by leap and bounds.
Mythology of Dwarahat
According to the Hindu mythology, Dwarahat was the meeting point or the confluence of the Ramganga and Saryu rivers, but the jealous Kosi river created a feud between the two rivers, saying that their counterpart won't be there for a rendezvous. On the unfolding of the truth, Ramganga and Saryu rivers cursed river Kosi that she will wander alone the rest of her life, while the other rivers will meet each other. That’s why Kosi river flows in the middle of nowhere, joined by no other stream.