Be charmed by the towns of this beautiful district
Pithoragarh, The eastern most district of the Kumaon district, shares its border with Tibet to the north and Nepal to the east. The district is rich in ecological diversity.
The town is situated in a small valley and measures barely 2 km by 5 km. Popularly known as the soar valley, it at the centre of four hills – Chandak, Dhwaaj, Thal Kedar and Kundar. This lesser-known part often referred to as ‘Mini Kashmir”. The lofty snow covered peaks of nanda devi (east), nanda devi (east), trishul nandakhat rajrambha panchchuli group and many others soar like sentinels above the thinly populated northern part of the district charming alpine meadows and glaciers including the milam glacier ralam glacier namik glacier and sunderdhunga glacier among others are a trekkers haven Pithoragarh a treasure trove for visitors mountaineers botanists as well as religious tourists the mansarovar yatra route is a delight for trekkers and adventure seekers alike many rivers originate from the lofty Pithoragarh mountains providing ample opportunity for water sports the dense forests around this town have a wide range of wild flowers peacocks elephants tiger musk deer and snow leopards are found in the forests the charming and colourful people of Pithoragarh celebrate all their festivals and religious ceremonies with great fanfare and devotion once the bastion of the chand rulers Pithoragarh townis dotted with temples and forts belonging to the t era visit the famous Pithoragarh fort which is built on top of a hill just a little outside the town enjoy a picturesque view of the valley from this fort built in 1789 by the gorkhas also worth a dekko is the Kapileshwar Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva