Breathtaking views of the nature, secluded village atmosphere, vast expanse of lusting green mountain ranges and revered religious activities, Pithorgarh stands as the best example of an attractive tourist location with amazing natural beauty. Pithorgarh, a part of an impressive valley popularly known as "Soar”, is a majestic hilly town which ceremoniously located at a small beautiful valley in Pithorgarh district of Uttaranchal state. It is perched at an altitude of nearly 1,650 m above sea level. The lusting green mountain ranges and the panoramic view of the downhill landscapes make this town a hot spot for tourists.
The town was once ruled by the Chand Rajas of Kumaon and was a landmark city during those days. It is the gateway to Himalayas from the north and the famous religious tour Kailash Mansarovar Yatra passes through this town. This mountain town covered with dense woody forests and challenging undulate terrains is a good location for adventurous sports like skiing and trekking. It is the source of many rivers and houses amazing flora and fauna. It is a real worthy location for nature lovers, mountaineers and botanists.
Pithoragarh Fort, located at a hill top, is a major attraction in this city. This wonderful fort built in 1789 by the Gorkhas offer eye catching views of Beautiful Himalayan ranges. Dhwaj Shikhar, Thal Kedar, Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple and Chandak Hills are important attractions in the nearby regions of Pithorgarh. Chandak hills at an altitude of 2,000 m offer breathtaking views of the Panchauli mountain ranges and Nanda Devi Peak.
There are many tourist attractions in and around the Pithorgarh city. Apart from temples and forts, Pithorgarh is blesses with nature’s gifts. Kapileshwar Mahadev, the cave temple enshrining Lord Shiva is one among many temples near to Pithorgarh.
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Pithorgarh is small town situated in the State Of Uttarkand. The scenic town is a situated on steep hills and slopes that are difficult to traverse. Many vehicles find it difficult to climb certain parts of the town. Some of the local transport options are taxis/cabs and on foot.
Due to the small size of the town, the main areas can be covered on foot. Most of the interesting places are located in areas that are not accessible by vehicles. Travelers are advised to be prepared to walk around the town; however it is a pleasant experience due to the cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Taxis can also be used for transport in and around the town and for day trips. They charge around Rs 500 per trip. It is advisable to book taxis through the hotels as it is safer.
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