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Holiday Destination: Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is the Himalayan district in the state of Uttarakhand

Pithoragarh, a city with a Municipal Board in the Pitoragarh Distirc in the Indian State of Uttarakand, was carved out of district of Almora in 1962. Pithoragarh was once a stronghold of the Chand Rajas, and the temples and ruined fort bear witness to their rule. The town lay on the old trade route to Tibet and is still en route the sacred trail to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Pithoragarh town is delight for mountaineers, trekkers, adventure seekers, botanists, pilgrims as well as sightseers. It is an important halt on the famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route. The rivers originating from the Pithoragarh mountains are perfect for water sports, while the lush jungles here teem with rich variety of flora and fauna. This eastern most district of Uttaranchal popularly called as 'Miniature Kashmir', shares international boundary with China (Tibet) on the north and Nepal on the east. The northern parts are studded with majestic peaks like Nanda Devi (east), Nanda Devi (west), Trishul, Nandakot, Rajrambha, Panchachuli group etc. The alpine meadows and glaciers below these majestic mountains has made the district a virtual paradise for nature lovers. Best time: The months of March to June and mid-September to October are ideal for visiting Pithoragarh, while July to early September is the rainy season.


Summer are very pleasant with moderate climate and the temperature ranges from 7-20°C. Summers is ideal for all sight seeing, temple visit and also for visiting nearby attractions. winter are chilly days with average minimum temperature near 4°C, and maximum temperature 8°C. .

Tourist Season

April to June and September to October


P.W.D. Rest House, Tourist Rest House,Hotels and Private Cottages are available which suit all budgets

General Information of Pithoragarh

Area : 6.47 sq. km. Altitude: 1650 meter above sea level. Population: 41,157 Languages: Kumaoni, Hindi and English Temperature: 7°C -20°C in summer 4°C 8°C in winter Clothing: Light Woolens in summer; Heavy Woolen in winter;

Tourist Attraction in or by Pithoragarh




28 Km. Commands a wide view of the majestic snow - peaks of the north. Also important for temples devoted to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti



Kailash Ashram

7 km. A religious Ashram of historical interest.


Situated 7 km away Chandak, on the northern frontier of the Soar Valley, offers a fascinating view of the Himalayan ranges and the sprawling meadows of Pithoragarh. It is a potential hang gliding resort. The Famous temple of Mostamanu is just 2 Km away. Chandak can be reached by taxi or by a short uphill trek.

Kamaksha Mahadev

7 km. Another religious spot and viewing point, the temple is accessible by a motor road and a hiking trail.



Road distance from Pithoragarh to (in kms

Delhi to Pithoragarh: 503 kms Nainital to Pithoragarh: 188 kms Haldwani to Pithoragarh: 218 kms Almora to Pithoragarh: 115 kms Ranikhet to Pithoragarh: 153 kms Munsiyari to Pithoragarh: 154 kms



Nearest Airport

For Pithoragarh is Pantnagar Airport distance by 241 kms.



Nearest Railway Station

Nearest Railway Station is Tanakpur distance by 151 kms, and kathgodam Railway Station distance by 212 km

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