Pithoragarh, which lies in the arms of the heavenly Himalayas, is the ideal choice for one who seeks beauty and adventure. This easternmost hill district of the Uttaranchal Pradesh is often referred as 'Miniature Kashmir'. The district of Pithoragarh came into being in 1960 when it was carved out of the district of Almora. It borders with China (Tibet) on the north and Nepal on the east. The northern part of the district is thinly populated and is adorned with many lofty snow covered peaks like Nanda Devi (east), Nanda Devi (west), Trishul, Nandakhat, Rajrambha, Panchchuli group and many others. Below these lofty snow bound mountains are many charming mountains are many charming alpine meadowsw and glaciers, the main being Milam glacier, Ralam glacier, Namik glacier and Sunder Dhunga glacier.
How to Go
Nestling in a small valley 5kms. long and 2kms. wide, the town of Pithoragarh was an important landmark of the chand Rajas of kumaon and was known as soar valley.
Pithoragarh is a treasure house for visitors, mountaineers, botanists & religious minded tourists. The Mansarovar Yatra route is a delight for trekkers and adventure seekers.Many rivers originate from the lofty pithoragarh mountains, thus providing ample scope of water sports. The dense forests around have a wide range of wild flowers & animals including peacocks, elephants, tiger, musk deers and snow leopards. The charming & colourful people of Pithoragarh celebrate all festivals and religious ceremonies with great fanfare & devotion.
Area : 6.47sq.kms.
Population : 27,753 (1991 census)
Altitute : 1,645 mts.
Climate : Snow fall in winter, heave rainfall in mansoon. In summer while the valleys are hot, the higher regions remain cool. Clothing
Rainfall : 36.7 cm (annual average).
Season : Round the year.
Summer- Cottons/ light woollens,
Winter - Heavy Woollens
Languages : Hindi, Kumaoni & Englis
Nearest Airport, Nani Saini, 5 kms
Rail :- Nearest Railhead, Tanakpur, 151 kms.
Road :- Well connected by a motorable road.
Fairs and Festivals
Jauljibi and Thal Fairs
Where to Stay
Forest Rest House,
P.W.D Inspection House
Tourist Rest House.
Hotel Ulka Priyadarshini
Neel Kanth Hotel
Uttranchal Deep Hotel
Tourist Office, Pithoragarh Tel: 05964-225527