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Quick Gateways

Jauljibi - 68 kms away, this is where the famous annual fair is held. At the confluence of rivers Gori and Kali, in the month of November, its otherwise quiet slopes and valleys see a lot more traffic of local people, tourists and those from Nepal as well.

Rameshwar - 36 kms off, at the confluence of rivers Ram Ganga (East) and Saryu, is this point of another large fair held every year in the temple of lord Shiva on Makar Sankranti (Jan/Feb).

Munisiyari - Temple in  Pithoragarh
Munsiyari - Not very close but certainly worth all the time and effort. This forms the gateway of Johar region, it is situated at an elevation of 2298 m. Snuggled in the folds of snow clad mountains, Munsiyari is the base camp for treks to Milam, Ralam and Namik glaciers. 154 kms away.

Punyagiri Temple - One of the most well-known temples in the
Kumaon region, lakhs of pilgrims visit this shrine during April and June. The site is around 20 kms from Tanakpur, of which 6 km is to be trekked.


Trekking, and more trekking. Pithoragarh is perfect country to let the muscles exercise in the Himalayas and the eyes take a fulfilling treat. Situated in a lush green valley bordering Nepal and Tibet, forms part of some of the best treks (and even pilgrimages) that the country has to offer. It has a number of high peaks like Nanda Devi, East and West and offers treks to many glaciers like Milam, Namik, Ralam and Panchuli. The Chandak hill here is popular for its panoramic views.
Hang on, there's more to do here. Immense possibilities for adventure sports like hang gliding, paragliding, river rafting, canoeing, skiing and trekking. Chandak (6,350 m), Dhawj (2,134 m), Munakot and Saleti are ideal spots for flying. For rafting and canoeing, try the stretches between Tanakpur and Pancheshwar (Kali Ganga), Jauljibi and Madkote (Gori Ganga) and Pawar to Ghat in Ram Ganga. Khaliya Top and Batulidhar are ideal for skiing and other winter sports. With the number of rivers in the district, there are some good spots for fishing the wild trout and mahaseer.

Getting There & Away

The nearest airport is at Patnanagar, 249 km from Pithoragarh. For a rail connection, try the railway station at Tanakpur, 151 kms away. Pithoragarh is connected by a good network of roads to most parts of the state. Buses ply frequently to Almora, Nainital, Haldwani, Delhi and Tankapur. What makes really interesting journeys, however, is to make it to some far flung areas. And the only option is to hire horses, ponies, mules, yak and sheep !

Some important road distances...
Delhi - 503 kms Bareilly - 268 kms Pilibhit - 215 kms Nainital - 188 kms
Haldwani - 218 kms Lohaghat - 62 kms    


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