(Last Updated on : 17/04/2013)
Lohaghat is a town and a nagar panchayat located in Champawat District
. This place is a popular hill station with many tourist sports around. This place holds immense significance as per historical and mythological importance. It is located on the banks of Lohawati River at an altitude of 1745 meters above sea level. The area is covered with Rhododendron, the state flower of Uttarakhand, during the summer months. Lohaghat is spread over an area of 4.5 square kms which houses numerous temples each of which holds immense mythological and historical significance from the past.
The place is nestled amidst the oak trees and tall pine forests, and it promises to enthrall any visitors with its scenic splendor. It is an idyllic destination to holiday. For people who are looking for peace from maddening crowds of urban life, Lohaghat is where you can be. The town's old world ambience is sure to provide calmness and peace of mind, and also helps in rejuvenating the flagging spirit.
Tourism in Lohaghat
In this beautiful little hill station, the bus stand is the focus of all activity. The market place, with handful of shops and eateries, located at the central part of the city is small but remains busy all through the day and you can get all the essentials you may require. A casual walk through the town will provide a glimpse and feel of the Indian culture which has yet not faded away with the rush of urbanization and globalization. There are beautiful old building structures in the market place, bearing beautiful wood carvings which will give you a glimpse into the town's rich heritage.
The Lohaghat town is located on the banks of clean Himalayan River- Lohawati. A walk by the river provides a soothing experience. There is also a new temple of Rikeshwar Mahadev, dedicated to Lord Shiva
that has come up in the recent times. It is situated outside the main town, on the banks of the river Lohawati. Some of the other interesting places around Lohaghat are:
* Advait Ashram, Mayawati
* Banasur Fort
* Abbot Mount
Visiting Information of Lohaghat
Lohaghat is very well connected via road with important destination region like Champawat (14 Km), Tanakpur (89 Km) and Pithoragarh District
(62 Km). The rail station located close by are Tanakpur (89 Km) and nearest Airport is Naini Saini (66 Km) of Pithoragarh.