Places near Champawat

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

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 localities. There is a unique tradition of Bagwell at this place (organized stone-throwing between two groups) which is practiced on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. The famous tale, 'Temple Tiger' of the famous Jim Corbett is associated with the Devidhura temples. Devidhura also offers ample trekking activities.

Shyamlatal: It is a 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 and the ruins of the establishments of the Chand Dynasty can still be seen at Shyamla Tal.

KhatimaKhatima is situated in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state and 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, the town comes under the 'terai' region of the Himalayas. Previously known as Tharwat which means home of the Tharu tribe, Khatima is situated at a distance of 83kms from Champawat.

PithoragarhPithoragarh 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.' Located at a height of 1650mts above sea level, Pithoragarh's offer is picturesque views of the Himalayas. Pithoragarh has a lot of historical importance as was one of the main centers of power during the rule of Chand Dynasty of Kumaon. From this region, pilgrims begin their journey to the holiest shrines of Mansarovar and Kailash. A magnificent fort, the magnificent Pithoragarh Fort constructed by the Gurkhas in the 18th century, stands tall in Pithoragarh. 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 above the sea level, Abbott Mount offers a peaceful and picturesque environment. This quite hill station remains covered with the sheets of snow during winters. Located away from hustle bustle of the city there are only 13 secluded cottages spread over this small hill. Abbott Mount is situated in 21kms from Champawat and offers some of the best views of the snow kissed peaks of Himalayas offering tranquillity with exquisiteness.

AlmoraThe 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. Located at a height of 5,400ft above sea level it is spread across a 5 km ridge atop Kashaya Hill. the town of Almora 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. Developed by the Chand Rajas and then maintained and further developed by the British, Almora is situated 131kms from Champawat.

MukteshwarMukteshwar 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 the Himalayan range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as a veterinary research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893.

Purnagiri Temple: Situated 21kms from Tanakpur, Purnagiri Temple is one of the 108 Siddha Peeths. To reach this temple one must complete a trek of 3kms starting from Tunyas. According to mythological scriptures this was the place where Daksha Prajapati, father of Goddess Sati organized 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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