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Pithoragarh Hill Station

Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand share international border with China on the north and Nepal on the east.It is district of Uttarakhand state. Pithoragarh city is also called as 'Miniature Kashmir'. At northern parts of Pithoragarh city you can see peaks like Nanda Devi (east), Nanda Devi (west), Trishul, Nandakot, Rajrambha, Panchachuli group etc. Many glaciers are below of these majestic mountain.

Pithoragarh Hill Station is pleasure tourism for mountaineers, adventure seekers, botanists, trekkers, pilgrims and Paragliding. Pithoragarh Hill Station is main route for the famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Pithoragarh is best place for the water sports, paraglading and fishing.

Pithoragarh Hill Station is the famous spot for the Paragliding. Paragliding is the easy method to fly and you need the only para glider. Paraglider is easy to launch, transport and land. It is non-motorized. The Para glider made by the rip-stop nylon or high stress polyester fabric. The pilot is clipped in to a harness and is in a secure sitting position. The Para gliders can fly in the air for an hours with the help of the glider. The Para gliders go up to more than 10,000 feet high.

Tourism and Places to Visit in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh Fort

Pithoragarh Fort set top of the hill on the border of the town. The fort was built by the Gorkhas in 1789.

Kapilleshwar Mahadev (3kms.)

Kapilleshwar temple is dedicate to Lord Shiva. This is the cave temple. On the kapilleshwar temple beautiful view of the Soar valley and high Himalayan peaks.

Chandak (8 kms.)

On Chandak fine view of the Himalayas pecks. The famous temple Mosta Manu are here.

Dhwaj Temple

Dhwaj Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa jayanti. It is 10 kms by the road and 4 kms by the trek from the Pithoragarh. In this place breath taking view of the Himalayas peaks.

Thal kedar (16 kms)

Thal kedar is very famous temple of Uttarakhand. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiv. Every year on Shivratri large number of devotees came here for worship.

Askot Sanctuary

The Askot Sanctuary is 54 kms from the Pithoragarh. This is the famous place for the wildlife and nature lover person. It is safe haven for the snow leopards, tahra, bharals, monals, Himalayan black bears, koklas, pheasants musk deers, snow cocks, chirs, and chukors.

Route for Pithoragarh City

Route for Pithoragarh City

510 km from Delhi

340 km from Nainital

220 km from Kathgodam

150 km from Tanakpur.

Buses and taxis are easily available from Kathgodam and Tanakpur. Those are two nearest Railway Station. Pithoragarh has a small hill runway at Naini Saini. It 5 km from the town. If you are driving from Delhi. You can break your journey at Kathgodam or Nainital. Than next morning drive to Pithoragarh. Enroute you visit Almora and Bageshwar.

Best time

Best time to visit Pithoragarh Hill Station is March to June and September to October, while July to early September is the raining period. Light woollens and rain protection is needed in summer, while heavy woollens are needed in winter.

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