Lohaghat - The Mystique Valley

Perched on the banks of Lohawati river, this verdant hills station of Lohaghat is situated just 7 kms from Abbott Mount. Blessed with serene climate, lush greenery and pine and oak forests, Lohaghat is one of the least explored Himalayan retreats.

Lohaghat is an admired destination in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand state. Lohaghat holds immense historical and mythological importance and it is situated on the banks of Lohawati River at an altitude of 1745 mts above sea level.

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Why Visit Lohaghat?

Lohaghat is a quiet little hill station blessed with natural bounteousness in abundance. Nestled amidst sky-high pine and oak forests, Lohaghat assures to enthral tourists with its picturesque vistas and exquisiteness.

The placid environment and salubrious climate of Lohaghat makes a perfect place to escape the sultry condition of the plains and to avoid the hustle bustle of the city. P. Barron on his visit to Lohaghat said,"Why go to Kashmir, if there is heaven in the world, so its in Lohaghat".

Activities in Lohaghat

Nature Walk: Lohaghat is located amidst towering pine and oak forest with abundant natural beauty wherever one looks. It is an ideal place to indulge in nature walks on forest trails that take some through lush greenery. 

Yoga and MeditationThe art of meditation can be best learned and experienced in a calm and serene atmosphere. What better place to enjoy the silence than the hushed hamlet of Lohaghat. One can easily find a secluded place amidst lush greenery to meditate. 

CampingSince there are not many accommodation options at Lohaghat, backpackers usually prefer camping out in the open under the sky. Since Lohaghat is not a trekking destination, one should bring their own camping equipment.

The quaint and secluded hill station of Lohaghat is one of the hidden jewels of Uttarakhand. Due to its relative obscurity, there are few hotels, cottages, and budget houses in Lohaghat where tourists could stay with family and friends. There are government-owned guesthouses (KMVN) at Lohaghat as well. Additionally, one can find luxurious cottages at Abbott Mount which is just 7 kms away from Lohaghat. 

Being a small town, there are no fancy restaurants and cafes at Lohaghat. One can find local restaurants and other roadside dhabas which serve popular north Indian cuisine with well-known Chinese items like Chow mien, noodles, momos etc.  Some high-end hotels may have in-house restaurants serving delicious meals according to guests’ liking.

During summers the area is covered with 'Burans' Rhododendron, the state flower of Uttarakhand. Lohaghat is spread over ab area of approximately 4.5sqkms. There are numerous temples in Lohaghat and each of them holds some association with our historical and mythological past.

Lohaghat Photo Gallery

Himalayas from Himalaya from Jhuma Devi in Lohaghat
Distant view of Lohaghat town of Champawat
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What is Lohaghat famous for?

Lohaghat is famous among tourist as Hill Station and Peaceful Location.

Lohaghat is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Hill Station, Others.

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