Know about amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Pithoragarh Uttarakhand – North India Hill Station

Pithoragarh is popularly famous as the mini Kashmir, this summer hill resort from Uttarakhand state is one of most scenic and peaceful hill station of north India.
Located in the inner Himalaya, Pithoragarh is gateway for Mount Kailash pilgrimage and originating point for the route to holy and famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Pithoragarh is most ideal place for panoramic view of snow clouded ranges extending from Trishul, Nanda Devi, Panchchuli group and mount Appi of Nepal.
Pithoragarh is also home of some of finest glaciers in the world such as Milam Glacier, Sunder Dhunga Glacier, Ralam Glacier and Namik Glacier. Soar valley,[in which Pithoragarh is located] snowcaps and glaciers, lakes, fast-flowing rivers, dense conifer forests, and grassy alpine meadows have Pithoragarh worlds most scenic gateway to Himalayan destinations.
Pithoragarh is famous as the Paradise of adventure lovers because Pithoragarh tourism offers excellence facilities for the adventure activities like hang gliding, paragliding, trekking, skiing, canoeing, river rafting and fishing etc.
History states that in the 14th century the region was under the rule of al dynasty, which was defeated by the Chand dynasty in the 16th century. The place went under the British rule sometime around 1790.


Vital Tourist Information : Pithoragarh

Location :
Mini Kashmir, Pithoragarh is Nestling in Sore Valley [5 km long and 2 km wide] in North Indian state Uttranchal [Uttarakhand] towards the international boundaries with Tibet, Nepal and China.


Mountain Range : Inner Himalaya


Altitude : 1851 Meter


Near By City : Pithoragarh


State : Uttarakhand India


Region : North India


Famous as / For :
Gatway to popular pilgrimage Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Mini Kashmir
Heaven of Adventure lovers
Most popular Summer Holiday destination in Uttarakhand, India
Home of finest glaciers in the world


Weather & Climate :
Pithoragarh have weather resembling with Himalayan climate. Due to Himalayan Glaciers even summer nights of Pithoragarh are quite cool.


Temperature :
Summer : Max. 15°C Min. 15°C
Winter : Max. 24°C Min. 0°C


Tourist Season :
April to June & September and October months are the tourist season for the Pithoragarh tourism.


Spoken Languages :
Kumaoni - Hindi - English


Souvenir / Shopping :
Colorful rugs and carpets, illustration of Kumaoni and Tibetan knitting art are the prime tourist shopping items on the Pithoragarh tour.


Trekking/Excursions :
Popular and famous excursions from Pithoragarh includes Champawat [76Km] , Chaukori [112Km], Jauljibi [68Km] and Munsiyari [154Km]. Pithoragarh also offers various adventure activities like hang gliding, paragliding, trekking, skiing, canoeing, river rafting and fishing.


Fair & Festivals :
Jauljibi & Thal Fairs held on Makar Sankrant day [January] are the most celebrated social events of Pithoragarh. Few other famous festive celebrations of Pithoragarh are Mostamanu fair [August - September] and Kapileshwar fair [Shivratri - March].


Travel Tips :
Even for Pithoragarh summer holiday light woolen cloths are essential. Do remembers star tourist infrastructural facilities at Pithoragarh are still under developmental phase.


Must Visit Places :
Askot Wildlife Sanctuary - Himalayan Glaciers - Pithoragarh Fort


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Champawat - Chaukori - Dharachula - Jauljibi - Pithoragarh Fort - Rai Gufa - Rameshwar - Baleshwar - Devidhura - Gangolihat - Ulka Devi Temple


Interesting Information :
Ranikhet Express is an important train running between Delhi and Kathgodam.


How To Reach Pithoragarh Uttarakhand India


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Tarakpur [150 km] is the nearest railway station for train journey to Pithoragarh. There is an alternative train route to Pithoragarh from Kathgodam [210km]. Buses and taxies are available from Tarakpur and Kathgodam for road travel.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Pithoragarh is best accessible on road travel. Tanakpur-Champawat-Pithoragarhor and Kathgodam-Bhowali- Almora-Daniya-Rameshwar are the two important road routes on which buses plying regularly. Hiring a taxi is another affordable option for tourists.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Pithoragarh have air port of own, which is located at distance of about 5 km from the city heart, but still many people prefer Pant Nagar for more frequency of domestic flights.