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The Destination

For life on the edge

Pithoragarh Valley

The verdant colors of the Pithoragarh seem unending. Sylvan, uninterrupted stretches of lush greenery only get interrupted by wildflowers that peep out to the road. An almost virgin and calm area except the roaring Kali river that divides the area from Nepal.

Pithoragarh is part of the inner Himalayas, at a height of 1,851 meters in a spectacular valley called 'Little Kashmir'. Some parts of

the district are at a height of 3,000 feet while others touch 4,724 meters and some area is perpetually covered by snow. On the old trade route to Tibet and on the pilgrimage route to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, is this quite little place. Besides the very photographic views are courteous locals, tiny tea and food shacks and maybe herds of mountain sheep who ding-dong their way for a sunny meal in the valleys. Pithoragarh is as dreamy as it reads. Go on, explore !

Facts at a Glance

State : Uttaranchal
Area : 6.47 kms
Languages : Hindi, Kumaoni and English
Temperature : 21?C - 32.5?C (Summers)
0.5?C - 17?C (Winters)
Altitude : 1650 mts
Dialing Code : 05964
When to Go : Anytime of the year except the rainy months of June to August. Summers are pleasant and winters cold.


Temples - The site of several old shrines, the most revered temple here is Nagnath. The Barahi Devi temple is at Devidhura, the venue of a grand fair during the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

Himalayan peak views ? Drool. Drool. Click, Click. From here you can admire the panoramic views of Nanda Devi East, Nanda Devi West, Trishul, Hardeol, Nandakhat, Rajrambh Bambadhura and the Panchchuli group amongst others.

Hill Fort ? 7 kms away, the ancient fort dates back to the times when the town was on the trade route between Tibet and Europe.
Scenic Beauty in Pithoragarh

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