Places to See in Lohaghat
Mayawati Ashram: Mayawati Ashram is situated amidst scenic surroundings and it attracts large number spiritualists from all over the world. Swami Vivekanand decided to shift the publication office of 'Prabuddh Bharat' from Madras to Mayawati during his visit to Almora in 1898. Mayawati Ashram is also known as Advaita Ashram.
Vanasur Ka Kila: It is perched at an astounding elevation of 1,859mts above sea level. Vanasur ka Kila is located 9kms from Lohaghat of which you have to cover 7kms by bus or taxi and the rest 2km on foot. It is believed that this place was the capital of demon Vanasur, who was defeated by lord Krishna in a face to face battle.
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 8kms from Lohaghat offering tranquility with exquisiteness.
Devidhura: It offers beauteousness 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.
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