Places near Pithoragarh

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

Rameshwar Ghat: Rameshwar Ghat is located at a distance of 36kms from Pithoragarh on the confluence of the Ramganga and Saryu Rivers. There are two principal temples here dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. A large fair is held here during Makar Sankranti because both the rivers play a vital in Pithoragarh district.

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. Abbot Mount is situated in 56kms from Pithoragarh offering tranquility with exquisiteness.

Jauljibi: Jauljibi is situated 68kms from Pithoragarh at a scenic location. Jauljibi is located at the confluence of Gori River and Kali River. The fair is held here in the month of November which attracts people from different places. The people of Nepal also visit this place during this fair as the river holds great importance for them

Gangolihat: Gangolihat is situated at a distance of 77kms from Pithoragath and is perched at an altitude of 1800mts above sea level. An ancient temple dedicated to Kali is situated here. Gangolihat was once an important religious center of the Kumaon hills. The famous caves of Patal Bhuvaneshwar are just 14kms from Gangolihat. Gangolighat affords splendid vistas of nature's beauteousness.

Dharchula: It is situated on the border of Pithoragarh district at a distance of 83kms from the town of Pithoragarh. Dharchula is an important destination of the Kumaon region as the route to Kailash Mansarovar and Chota Kailash follows this place.

Askot Sanctuary: This sanctuary is not only rich in varied flora and fauna but it also affords the charming vistas of nature's beauteousness. Askot Sanctuary is located 54kms from Pithoragarh at an elevation of 5412ft above sea level. You can see bharals, monals, snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, chirs, koklas, pheasants, musk deers, snow cocks, tahra, and chukors.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar: Patal Bhuvaneshwar is sub-terranean shrine of Lord Shiva situated 91kms from Pithoragarh. 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 resembles many gods and goddesses. This cave temple is also said to be the abode of thousands of gods. This site is visited by thousand of pilgrims every year and especially on the auspicious day of Shivratri.

Champawat: Champawat was the ancient capital of the Chand Dynasty. It is also believed to the place of Turtle incarnation (Kurmavatar) of Lord Vishnu. The place is rich in varied flora and fauna and also an ideal spot for bird watching. Champawat is surrounded by Nepal on the east and is covered by four districts of Kumaon region. Champawat is situated 72kms before Pithoragarh at an elevation of 1615mts above sea level.

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