Best time to visit:- March to June & October to November


“Pithoragarh” is an important base for the Indian Army as it lies on the border with Nepal. It is popular for its amazing beauty of the nature, it is often known as ‘little Kashmir’ it is located at an average elevation of 1,514 meters. It is known as the gateway to the Himalayas from the north, as pilgrims trek through this town to the Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, and Om Parvat.

Weather Details :

Summer:   20 Degree Celsius
Winter:   04 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   12 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Dhwaj Temple in Pithoragarh: It's one of the highly sacred temples is placed at a distance of 15 kilo meters away from the hilly district. To reach Dhwaj temple tourists also need to cover at least 4 kilo meters on foot. The Dhwaj shrine is located at a height of 2,100 meters above the level of the sea. The holy shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti. Tourists can also view the utmost beautiful scenes of the mighty Himalayas from the temple site.

Gangolihat in Pithoragarh: The place is well popular among the tourist for its mythological importance and for its rich culture. The area is around 77 kilo meters away from Pithoragarh. The location of Gangolihat also includes a Mahakali temple where the Adi Guru Shankaracharya constructed the Shakti Peeth. This area is offered to Lord Shiva. Tourist can also see the Mankeshwar temple and the fort located closer to Gangolihat.

ThalKedar in Pithoragarh: Is a sacred Shaivite pilgrim destination. The holy site is devoted to Hindu Gad Lord Shiva. One can see the huge gathering of Hindu followers during Shivratri. ThalKedar is jut 15 kilo meters off from Pithoragarh town. This distance can be covered by trekking from Aincholi or Pithoragarh. The site is situated at a height of 2000 meters above the sea level.

Kapileshwar Mahadev in Pithoragarh: It is situated at a distance of 3 kilo meter from Pithoragarh. The holy cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pilgrims can view the Valley of Soar and Himalayan mountains from this site. It is said that Kapil Muni meditated in these caves. There are many tunnels inside the temple which kept closed. Pilgrims have to walk at least 10 meter inside the cave to reach to the Deity.

Dharchula in Pithoragarh: Is one of the attractions of Pithoragarh located on the bank of River Kali. The town is 90 kilo meters away from the Pithoragarh district. There is a valley in the area which the name of the destination is taken from as it is in the shape of a Stove and Chula in Hindi. Tourists can also enjoy the confluence of the River kali and Gori Rivers near Dharchula.


How to Reach Pithoragarh

By Air:- The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport, located at the distance of 241 kilometers away from Pithoragarh district. It is a domestic airport which is well connected with all major cities of India.

By Road:- Pithoragarh is well connected by metallic roads with all major destinations of uttarakhand. Buses from AnandVihar ISBT, New Delhi are available to Pithoragarh, Champawat, Almora, and Tanakpur and many other destinations. Taxis and buses are easily available to pithoragarh from major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Pithoragarh is connected with National Highway 125.

By Train:- The nearest railway station is Tanakpur railways, located at the distance of 138 kilometers away from pithoragarh district, and is well connected with all major cities of India.


Pithoragarh is a beautiful hill station that has its share of traditional handicrafts and other local products you can shop for. Here you can look for traditional woven woolen shawls and blankets, apart from other woolen products. The designs and colors of apparels you find here are strikingly different and unique in themselves. Also, you can shop around for traditional gems and jewels found here.