Some popular tourist places of Pithoragarh district are...
Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary
This Sanctuary is a 599.93 kmý wild life sanctuary situated around Askot near Didihat, in Pithoagarh district of the Himalaya of Kumaon in Uttarakhand, India.
Dharchula is a nagar panchayat in Pithoragarh. Dharchula valley is beautifully surrounded by mountains. This valley is an ancient trading town for the trans-Himalayan trade routes. This place is situated in the banks of Kali River. Dharchula is about 90 km far away from Pithoragarh and it lies on the route to the Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage tour. The town is virtually split between India and Nepal near the border with Tibet.
A clear view of Himalaya can be viewed from Didihat, 54 kms away from Pithoragarh. The Panchchuli range is clearly seen from this place. Famous Shira-kot Temple of Lord Malay Nath, built by Reka Kings is situated in this place.
This temple is located at Gangolihat and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is considered as a Shakti temple. The temple has an aura of mystical charm and during the nights the spirits are believed to have a free sway outside the temple premises.
This place is famous for an ancient Temple of Goddess Kali-Mother Deity of Indian Army's Kumaon Regiment. At a distance of 14 km from Gangolihat, there is a village located in Tehsil Didihat, named Bhubaneshwar; where beautiful underground cave of Patal Bhubaneshwar, the subterranean shrine of Lord Shiva is situated with sprawling interiors exist.
It is an important trading centre bordering Nepal and 68 km from Pithoragarh. Situated at the confluence of rivers Gori and Kali, it is lively fairground. In the fair Bhotia tribes sell their woolen articles. A hanging bridge of rope across Kali joints this place to Nepal.
Munsiyari is located in the northern part of the Pithoragarh district. This small town is situated at the foot of the main Himalayan peaks. This place is a well known base for the track routes to Milam Glacier, Ralam Glacier, and Namik Glacier; at the base of majestic Himalayan peak Trishuli (7,074 m). Alpine lakes of Maheshwari Kund and Thamri Kund encircled Munsiyari. The valley from Munsiyari to Milam is known as Johar Valley.
Madkot is 22 km awayfrom Munsiyari. This place is popular for hot water springs which are supposed to cure rheumatism, arthritis and skin ailments.
A beautiful Ashram established by Narayan Swamy at Sausa near Pangu in 1936, on a way to Lipu Lekh, has a natural beauty. The Ashram was primarily made to help Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrims.
Kailash Mansarover Yatra
The famous Hindu pilgrimage tour to Kailash-Mansarover passes through the district. From Mangti pilgrims have to move on foot.
This fort is set atop a hill on the outskirts of the town. The fort was founded by the Gurkhas in 1789. The fort is currently used as a girl's school.
The cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva has fine view of the Soar valley and lofty Himalayan peaks. This temple is three kilometers from Pithoragarh.
This old Shiva Temple is known for its scenic splendour. During the annual fair of Mahashivratri large number of devotees and pilgrims gather here.
This small town on the banks of river Kali at Indo-Nepal border is named after a hanging rope bridge across the Kali River. Initially it was called 'Juaghat'.
It is a small town located 102 km from Pithoragarh. This place has sprawling tea gardens at an altitude of 2010 mt. The area has a number of Nag (snake) shrines of Dhaurinag, Feninag, Kalinag, Bashukinag, Pinglenag, and Harinag. Other tourist spots are Tripura Devi Temple, Cave Temple of Koteshwar, Garaun waterfalls, and Musk Deer Farm at Kotmanya. The Berinag is named after the Nagveni King Benimadhava.
This is perhaps the perfect tourist destination to get full panoramic view of snow covered Himalayan peaks in Pithoragarh. It is situated 10 km from Berinag and has an altitude of 2010 m. This place is also known for tea gardens and orchards.
Thal is situated on the bank of the Ramganga River and is grounded by Kalinag, Sundarinag and Dhaulinag. Thal Valley has its own historical attractions of an ancient temple of Lord Shiva and Ek Hathia Devalaya (temple carved by one stone and by one person in a single night). Hajeti is the perfect place to capture the beauty of Thal valley on foothills of mighty Himalayas.
(Last Updated on : 07-11-2011)
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