Pithoragah Weekend Tour Package


State: Uttarakhand
Distance: 308 Km NE of Delhi
By Road: 6hrs & 30min
By Rail: 6hrs & 40min + 1hrs & 30min by road

Fast Fact

  • When to go Pithoragah

    All year round, except during the monsoon. the rafting season streches from mid September to April

Pithoragarh is the easternmost district of Uttrakhand . Bound by Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east, it's strategically an important location. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity. Pithoragarh is popularly known as the Little Kashmir. The captivating town with fascinating forests around is located at an impressive height of 1,645 mtrs nestled in a small valley. Pithoragarh town is a historical landmark. It was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon.

From here pilgrims take their journey to the holiest shrines, Kailash and Mansarovar.

This valley also nestles the snow-capped peaks Nanda Devi East(7,434 mtrs.) and west (7,816 mtrs.) Below this mighty peaks lie the alpine valleys and glaciers milam, Ralam, Namik and Sundardunga. Pithoragarh is a city known for its woolen clothes, wooden and cane handicrafts.

  • Places to see 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.
  • Beyond Pithoragarh

    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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