Everyone is planning to visit Pithoragarh but isn’t sure about the places to visit; hence, some must-visit places covering diverse ranges of places and activities to ponder around in Pithoragarh. Undoubtedly you wouldn’t like to miss the local delicacies and fests right, so do find out which draws you the most; let’s get started.
Top 10 Places to Visit in Pithoragarh
Would you like to check out any place closely associated with ancient myths? Gangolihat is a small hillock located in Uttarakhand bestowed with numerous tourism spots. It is found warm around some seasons and carries a cool breeze during rainy and winter seasons. Here in Gangolihat, you can visit Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary, Adi Kailash, and many more places. Chaukori, Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave, Randwara, Papdwara, Mokashdwara are some mythological related places in Gangolihat. And if you wanna know more about them then here is the link_
Munsiyari- the gateway of the Johar region is located at greater elevation and is home to numerous fauna and floral species and birds chirping around. The place is situated at the bank of Goriganga tributary. The place is home to delicacies served at various food corners, and you can find multiple shopping centers spreading the local ethnicity. And hence the place is known for various tourism spots and food and beverages. And if you are a thrill-loving person, then you are definitely going to love this place!
The town of Didihat, located in Uttarakhand, is a wondrous and pristine hillock. The place is known for Ranges, pictographic views, and bygone era temples. It is home to infinite great natural beauty points of Himalayan ranges. This hilly terrain is bestowed with Architectural temples of Doti and Chand Architects, landscapes, green lushy woods, forts, and much more. Panchuli and Trishula Peaks are the major attractions of visitors here. You can read more about it at_
4. Arjuneshwar Temple
The temple of Arjuneshwar nestled at around 6000 feet of elevation. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, and according to folklore, this great temple was built by Arjuna, the one among the five Pandava brothers. You can reach the place by trekking. The place is located around 10 Kilometres west of Pithoragarh, which is accompanied by treks. And if you are planning to visit the place then April to July is the best tenure to visit.
5. Nakuleshwar Temple
Are you planning to visit Bhairav Temple? Well, Nakuleshwar is the one you should definitely visit. This temple was built in the 15th century, so the Shwayambhu Linga here also dates back to the same century and is made of variant elements, don’t worry, you’ll get to know more about it after visiting the place. And if you want to evidence the festive celebrities, then Mondays, new moon days, full moon days, and Ekadashi according to Indian Calendar are the best times to visit. On these occasions, you will get to see the special puja, Hindu rituals, and you can stuff yourselves with the bhog. That’s really calming!
6. Pithoragarh Fort
Do you Nature trips? or are you an architecture enthusiast? History buffs? Then Pithoragarh is a must-visit place for you. This fort of Pithoragarh was built back in the 18th century in the cultural artform of that century. The fort is located at a hill station, so it’s a real zeal for the visitors. Pithoragarh lies around the Nepal – Indo – Tibetan border, so another advantage to visiting the place is to witness the local culture of tri- nations at a time. And if you find something attractive, you can shop them at featuring stalls around the place. This Little Kashmir, or Kashmir of Uttarakhand, also has great historical importance in 1789, when the Chand Dynasty ruled. The place is a good spot for spending time in quality air and cool breeze sighting nature. You can also visit the war heroes memorial, Soar Valley, Kali Kumaoni Hills, Kali River, and more you can find after reaching the place.
7. Airport Naini Saini
The Airport Naini Saini is among the Aerodrome located in Pithoragarh with an epic emerging view of valleys and woods. Isn’t it soothing to sit and evidence the green lush valleys, ranges, and clouds? Here, travelers can experience all of it. The clouds zephyr in up various ranges are another plus point. The maintenance staff here also supports the canteen around and allows you to visit the nearby zone. Not only greeny bush but your experience the sunkissed clouds early morning and during sunsets, it would be really cool to watch the sunset above the clouds, right?
8. Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple
On the edge of Takura and Takari villages, cuffed in the laps of Soar Valley, is the Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is also devoted to his devotee Sage Kapil who austerity at this site. You can enjoy the local food stalls and shop traditional wear in the shops lining downhills. Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple offers a tough downhill trek with a panoramic view of a valley flooded with oak, Rhododendron, and Pine trees.
9. Dhwaj Temple
At a distance of 20 Kilometre is the Satraj and from there, at some 20 minutes’ walk, is the Dhwaj Temple in the laps of the Himalayas. The temple is located at the height of 2100 meters from sea level bestowing the devotees with an adorable avalanche view. The temple got its name from Shiva the Dhwaja and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Jayanti. You can enjoy a trek to the place, witnessing the natural beauty of the locality. During the Maha Shivaratri and Poornima, you can participate in the Bhajans and Prayers and stuff yourself with sweet parasam.
10. Thal Kedar
The Thal Kedar opens to the serene Kumaon Valleys and among the holiest Hindu pilgrimage centers devoted to Lord Shiva. You can easily reach the place from Pantnagar Airport at a distance of around 240 Kilometres. The ride to Thal Kedar is a bit thriller up to base you can reach by local jeeps, safaris, and to the top, it is around 8 Kilometers of the trek with a green lushy ambush cool passing breeze. The temple is located at the hilltop and is said to be around thousands of years old, and apart from a religious background, it shows the epic Cityview. During Maha-Shivaratri, you can find many devotees visiting the temple to offer their prayers, and mela, acts, bhajan mandli, prasadam is found all over the Pandals during this tenure. One can view the city at its best during this time.
So these were some must-visit places, now what’s say? Thal Kedar? Munsiyari? Gangolihat? Or all of them. Well, then let us know where you have been and how your experience was.
Till then, happy Journey!
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