Pithoragarh, India

Placed at a height of 1635 meters above the sea level, Pithoragarh is situated in the heart of the western half of Soar Valley. The town is popular as the gateway to the Himalaya from the north. Pithoragarh tour packages are in demand as pilgrims walk through this town to the Kailas Lake for Mansarovar and Om Parvat. With your Pithoragarh trip, you start your tour of the Himalayas. The valley of Pithoragarh has a lot more for its visitors and one can also enjoy several adventurous sports in Pithoragarh, including paragliding, trekking, skiing, canoeing, rafting and fishing.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:22°C- 40°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh Fort:
This is a beautiful fort located on the outskirts of the main town. The fort was built by the Gorkhas in 1789 when they captured the town of Pithoragarh. From the top of the fort, you can get a clear view of Kali Kumaon.

This is a scenic small town located 33 km away. The place is known for hanging bridge over the river. The place is named after this bridge.

Dhwaj Temple:
The temple can be visited by taking a trek of 4 km. It is a holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti. From the temple, one can enjoy the awe-inspiring views of nature.

Kapileshwar Mahadev:
This is holy shrine located 3 km away from Pithoragarh. You can enjoy the awesome view of Soar valley and snowcapped mountains from here.

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Beautiful Sights of Pithoragarh