(Last Updated on : 01/06/2015)
Berinag is a small hill station nestled in the Uttarakhand state of India
. It is situated approximately 12 km from Chaukori
in the Pithoragarh district
, which is the easternmost Himalayan district in Uttarakhand. Earlier this hill station was known as Bedinag. The people of this region mainly speak Hindi
and Kumaoni languages
. Berinag is famous for scenic beauty, stunning mountains
, ancient temples
and yielding high quality tea.
Attractions of Berinag
This small hill station
is known for its natural beauty which lures tourists from varied distant places. It is surrounded by scenic surrounding, beautiful valleys and snow covered mountains. The region is also popular for tea estates developed during the British rule. From this hill station, one can enjoy the panoramic view of the Greater Himalayas
especially the lofty peaks like Panchachuli and Nanda Devi
. Berinag is enriched with flora and fauna
and its outskirts are also covered with lush greenery and water
streams. The ideal time to explore the beauty of Berinag is February to June and October to February when the whether is pleasant.
Berinag is also known for sheltering the snake temples. These temples are ancient and are visited by a number of tourists. In addition to this hill station, tourists can explore the nearby prominent villages
like Garawon, Dhanoli, Bana, Bhattigaon, Banoli, Quarali, Tripuradevi and Sangarh.
Festivals of Berinag
Berinag has a rich cultural heritage and it celebrates many wonderful festivals with great pomp and show. Some of the popular festivals of this place are Diwali
. The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations and people from all backgrounds participate with great enthusiasm.
Accommodation Facilities at Berinag
There are many hotels and guesthouses ranging from deluxe to medium nearby Berinag to suit the budget of the tourists. The hotels and guesthouses are homely and equipped with the modern facilities.
Connectivity to Berinag
Berinag is well connected via airway
. The closest airport
is Naini Saini, Pithoragarh which is roughly one and half hours drive from Berinag. The closest railhead is Kathgodam which is located at a distance of around 179 Kms from Berinag. It is also well accessible via roadway. Chaukori is well linked via road with Almora
-100 k, Nainital
-183 km, Bageshwar
-56 km and Pithoragarh-85 km.