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About Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Places to visit in Pithoragarh, Things to do in Pithoragarh, Tour Packages of Pithoragarh, Sightseeing in Pithoragarh, Best Tour Operators in Pithoragarh, Hotels in PithoragarhPithoragarh district is the easternmost Himalayan district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is naturally landscaped with high Himalayan mountains, snow-capped peaks, passes, valleys, alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, perennial rivers, glaciers, and springs. The flora and fauna of the area have rich ecological diversity. Pithoragarh has many temples and ruined forts from the once flourishing reign of the warrior Chand Kingdom.

Following are the best Places to Visit in Pithoragarh

  • Pithoragarh Fort
  • Thal kedar
  • Gangolihat
  • Dhwaj Temple
  • Jhulaghat
  • Ralam Glacier
  • Ascot Sacctuary
  • Chandak
  • Kamaksha Temple
  • Mostamanu Temple
  • Kapileshwar Mahadev
  • Maharajke Park

How to Reach Pithoragarh

By Train :-

The nearest Railway Station is situated in Tanakpur. The aloofness is around 138 kilo meters between Tanakpur and Pithoragarh town. Taxis and buses are available from Tanakpur railway station. Tanakpur railhead is has wide networking with big cities of the country. Mostly pilgrims and tourist travel by trains to reach Pithoragarh town as it is convenient and enjoyable journey and mode of transportation. Railway is the major source of traveling across the country.

By Road :-

The total distance from Tanakpur to Pithoragarh is almost 138 kilometers. Travelers can easily get numbers of buses and taxis to reach the exact destination from Tanakpur.

By Air :-

The closest airport is located at Naini Saini to the Pithiragarh town. Naini Saini airport is around 5 kilo meters away from the region. The Pantnagar airport is around 241 kilo meters away from Pithoragarh district. Pantnagar is well connected with Delhi airport. It is very easy to reach Pithoragarh by flights. Regular flights are available from Delhi airport to Pantnagar. People can also easily come to the region as it is well connected with New Delhi international airport. Motarable roads help vehicles to conveniently reach Pithoragarh from Pantnagar and Naini Saini airport. Visitors can also hire taxis availed at the airport to Pithoragarh.

Guest Reviews who Visited Pithoragarh

Review :-

One of the most striking regions in the hills of Uttaranchal is Pithoragarh, Kumaon’s easternmost district. The district headquarters, also called Pithoragarh, is wedged in between Nepal and Tibet, in the tiny Soar Valley of the Lesser Himalayas. The valley is flanked by four hills - Chandak, Dhwaj, Thal Kedar and Kundar - and is dramatic in its beauty. Pithoragarh is a beautiful hill station that lies on the Kailash-Mansoravar trail and lies on the route to as many as six mountain passes into Tibet. You can choose to bask in the beauty of Pithoragarh with its many temples or you can set off on some adventures of your own. Pithoragarh is both temple town and an excellent base for treks and river-rafting in the surrounding countryside. Pithoragarh’s history can be traced to the time of the Puranas when it flourished though no documents from that era have been recovered. What is known is that Pithoragarh used to be an important stop en route to Kailasa Parbat. The first recorded document is from the time of the great Rajput King Prithviraj Chauhan who named the place as Rai Pithora. Under the Chand and Katyuri dynasties its name was adapted to “Prithigarh.” Several kings and dynasties ruled Pithoragarh and perhaps one of the last was the Chand dynasty that built a fort to show their might and strength. This fort today houses the girls hostel Pithoragarh was taken over by the British administration, and they have left their impressions in the churches, cantonment area etc., that exist in Pithoragarh even today.The list of things to do in Pithorgarh includes hang-gliding, paragliding, trekking, skiing, canoeing, river rafting, and fishing adventures. Pay homage at the various temples here or hike through the thick forests where you are sure to spot some snow leopards, musk deer, and peafowl. Tired after all the activity then just sit back and relax on the soft velvety grass as you breathe in the scent of wild flowers or delve into the variety of north Indian cuisine available here. Pick up colourful shawls and blankets or traditional gems. Take a trip to places like Mostamanu, Dhwaj, and Chaukori near Pithorgarh. If you are looking for a destination that lets you enjoy your holidays at your own pace then Pithorgarh is an ideal holiday destination.

Review :-

First of all I am a native of Pithoragarh. Pithoragarh is a district of Uttarakhand a valley surrounded by Mountains gives a pleasant view. Pithoragarh is the border of 3 countries China, nepal, Tibet . You can reach pithoragarh through Buses as of now, The nearest Railway station is Kathgodown Haldwani, Flight service has officially started after a successful Trial but it will take some time to start normally once it starts you can reach by flight from Delhi, dehradun, Pantnagar. temples so Pithoragarh has also caught the attention of many visitors. Snow peaks of Himalaya can be easily seen in the High Inside the City there are so many places to visit and enjoy with family and friends. As Uttarakhand is The state of mountains. If you want to enjoy snowfall then I will suggest you to come here in between November to February. Hotels are easily available on decent cost as pithoragarh is a cheapest place among other hill stations. Safety is not a concern here because of the good reputation over the years as I have not seen any such cases. One more thing is that it is a border area so you will find army and paramilitary camps everywhere in the surroundings
people are also helpfull and humble so you can easily approach them. Overall its a good place to visit and a good value for money

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