Sunday, 14 April 2013

Pithoragarh: - a hill station in the Himalayas

Pithoragarh is a hill station in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand, it is comes in the Kumaon Region. Pithoragarh is also a District of Uttarakhand, located in the eastern side of Uttarakhand state and Neighboring Tibet in the north side and Nepal in the east side. Pithoragarh offers most beautiful places and also known as little “Kashmir” in Uttarakhand. It has awesome scenic beauty and its serenity. It is located at the altitude of 1648 mts above from the sea level and nested in the foot of Himalayas. Pithoragarh is well mentioned town and also historic landmarks. It was also a major center in the time of Kings of Kumaon. The most holy pilgrims are also start from here which are Kailash and Mansarovar trips. The local language of Pithoragarh is Kumauni and somewhere is also speaking Nepali language.

Pithoragarh is also nested the snow capped Himalayas Nanda Devi peak in the east and Nanda Devi Peak west. And many Glaciers (Milam Glaciers, ralam Glacier and Namik Glaciers) with Alpine forests are lies below these mighty Peaks.

Places of Interest in the Pithoragarh: -

Kapileshwar Mahadev temple: - Kapileshwar Mahadev is a holy temple in Pithoragarh dedicated to Lord Shiva who is also known as Mahadev. You can see the panoramic view of Himalaya’s peaks from here.

Pithoragarh Fort: - Pithoragarh fort is the landmark of its historical background, the fort was built by
Gorkha in 18th Century.

Om Parvat: - Om Parvat is an amazing mountain, which is making as an “Om” by the Snow and denotes the Lord Shiva. Anyone can not believe that it is true before see it. You can see the amazing view of Om Parvat from Pithoragarh.

Other interesting places are Dhwaja temple, thal Kedar and Dharchula, ascot and others.

How to Reach: -
By Roads: - Pithoragarh is well connected by roads transport from other major cities.
By Trains: - Nearest railway station is Tanakpur and the distance is 152 kms.
By Air: - Nearest airport is Naini Saini airport and the distance is approx 5 Kms from the Pithoragarh city.

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