Places near Berinag

If you are travelling to Berinag, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places around Berinag. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Berinag more memorable.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar: Patal Bhubaneshwar is a subterranean shrine of Lord Shiva situated 67kms from Munsiyari. The way to the temple is through a tunnel which leads into the cavern through a narrow dark passage of water. You can see many rocks having various shapes and figures which resemble many gods and goddesses. 

This cave temple is also said to be the abode of thousands of gods. This site situated 35kms from Berinag is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year and especially on the auspicious day of Shivratri.

Didihat: Didihat is situated at an altitude of 1,725mts above sea level in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. Administratively Didihat is a tehsil and subdivision of the Pithoragarh district. This region was under the reign of Raika Malla kings of Sirakot. 

Later in 1449 AD, this region came under the control of Chand rulers, after defeating Doti Kings of Nepal. Didihat is rich in flora and fauna offering picturesque views of verdant valley surrounded by attractive ridges. 

It is situated on the pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar. Didihat is situated at a distance of 34kms from Berinag.

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 of the Himalayas and has a lot of historical as well as cultural importance. It was one of the main centres of power during the reign Chand Rajas of Kumaon. 

From this region, pilgrims start their journey to the holiest shrines of Mansarovar and Kailash. The Pithoragarh Fort stands tall at the top of a hill in Pithoragarh. It was constructed 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 76kms from Berinag.

Kausani: Being one of the most popular hill stations of Kumaon, Kausani is perched at an elevation of 1890mts above sea level. Situated 88kms from Berinag this charming hill resort is set amidst several snow-capped peaks and is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. 

Mahatma Gandhi was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while on a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, the renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.

Binsar: It is situated at a distance of 65km from Berinag. A famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bineswar is the major crown puller of Binsar. Perched at an elevation of 2,412mts above sea level, this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty. 

The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and other peaks are spectacular from here. Binsar is popular for the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bageshwar: Bageshwar is situated 50kms from Berinag and it is the new district headquarters and center of administration of Danapur. Bageshwar derives its name from Bagnath, a famous temple in this region. Every year, Bagnath attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over as it is believed that Lord Shiva wandered here as a tiger. 

Located at the confluence of Saryu and Gomti rivers, the popular Uttarini fair is held every year in January in Bageshwar. Bageshwar is also used as the base camp by trekkers for Pindari.

Almora: The district of Almora is a picturesque town 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 was developed by the Chand Rajas and then maintained and further developed by the British. 

It is known as the 'Switzerland of India' and the place was also made famous by Swami Vivekananda who meditated in the region. It is situated at a distance of 81kms from Berinag.

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