Gangolihat

Gangolihat is a small Himalayan hill town in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. Gangolihat is famous for its Shakti Peeth of "Haat Kalika" dedicated goddess Kali.

PithoragarhNH-309A connects Gangolighat with other destinations. 76kms far from Pithoragarh city and 35kms from Chaukori.
76.3 kms / 2 hr 34 mins
From Uttrakhand Roadways Lower Bus Station, GIC Road, Pithoragarh

The closest tourism destination to Gangolihat is Pithoragarh at 82 kms. Other close by tourism destinations include Binsar, Abbott-Mount and Patal Bhuvaneshwar. Also nearby are the tiny hill stations of Chaukori (35 kms) and Berinag. From Gangolihat Panchchuli peaks and Nanda Devi are clearly visible.

Places of interest in Gangolihat

Gangolihaat is famous for its ancient temples and underground caves. 'Haat Kalika', 'Ambika Dewaal', 'Chamunda Mandir', 'Vaishnavi Mandir' are some of the famous temples here. 'Vaishnavi Mandir' is a special one because from here one can clearly view the Himalayas. This temple is situated on a mountain that is called 'Shail Parvat', which is notable in Hindu holy books.

There are many beautiful underground caves in Gangolihaat. 'Patal Bhuvneshwar', 'Shailashwer Gufa' and 'Mukteshwar Gufa' are most notable ones. A new underground cave has been also found recently and that is called 'Bholeshwar Gufa'.

'Haat Kalika Mandir' was chosen by Sankaracharya for installation of Mahakali Shaktipeeth. It is believed that the Original Goddes Kalika Mata, which supposed to be in West Bangal , shifted her place form Bangal to Gangolihat. This Temple is very famous all over the India , specially among Indian Army Forces. Posthumous Param Veer Chakra award winner Capt. Bikram Batra was a great devotee of Goddess and had created an Army Rest House near the Temple for Army Personnel , who come Gangoihat to get the blessing of Goddess , when they are at borders and fighting against the enemy .

Location of Gangolihat

Gangolihat is situated at the point, where the old Pithoragarh-Almora foot path meets with the new Ghat-Bageshwar motor road. In our ancient literature Gangolihat, which lies between the rivers Saryu and Ramganga, is referred to as Gangawali and is, today, the centre of the Gangoli region.

How to Reach Gangolihat

The nearest major railway station to Gangolihat is Kathgodam (KGM) which is at a distance of 200 kilometres. The nearest airport is at New Delhi which is at a distance of 312 kilometres.

Accommodation in Gangolihat

Accommodation is available at Tourist Rest Houses and few ordinary private hotels.

Location of Gangolihat

Gangolihat is located in Pithoragarh ( NH-309A connects Gangolighat with other destinations. 76kms far from Pithoragarh city and 35kms from Chaukori.). You can view its location on Google Map below.

Gangolihat is popular place for following activities/ interests - Emerging Destinations, Hill Station, Pilgrimage.

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