Pithoragah Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh Fort: An impressive fort built by the Gurkhas in the 18th century.

Kapileshwar Mahadev: A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the outskirts of the city. From here, one can have a panoramic view of the Soar Valley and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Dhwaj Jayanti Temple: At an altitude of lofty 2,100 mtrs, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess jayanti. It is located at a point, which offers a scenic view of the valley, the hills around and Himalayan Peaks.

Thal Kedar: Located at a distance of 20 km from Pithoragarh, this place is of much religious importance. A large fair is held every year during Shivratri.

Askot: Situated at a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh. Its an ancient kingdom of the Katyur dynasty. A palace still remind the past. The name is derived from Asi-Kot, which literally means 80 forts. The remains are still visible. This place is surrounded by tall trees and water falls.

Pithoragarh Excursions

Dharchula: 96 kms from Pithorgarh, on the banks of river kali, it's a transit point, to Kailash-Mansarovar and Adi Kailash. Its major wool and woolen products centre.

Gangolihat: 77 km from Pithoragarh. This is a major cultural center in the hills, known for music, dance and socio-religious activities. Situated in the midst of Saryu and Ramganga rivers, this is a place mentioned in ancient literature. Shankaracharya established the famous Mahakali Shaktipeeth in the 8th century. Goddess Kali is the reigning deity of the town.

Munsyari: At a distance of 135 km from Pithoragarh, Munsyari is fast developing as a major winter sports center.

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