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Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh

Weather

The weather of Pithoragarh remains wholesome and pleasing all through the year apart from the winter season when it can get too cold for comfort. The summer season from March to May is pleasant offering a typical Hill resort climate with maximum temperatures reaching thirty degrees Celsius. The monsoon months from July to September bring adequate rainfall making the resort pleasantly chilly and windy. Winters in Pithoragarh run through the months of November to February with minimum temperatures dropping as low as minus three degrees Celsius in some places.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Pithoragarh by road is one of the most convenient options for tourists. Pithoragarh is well connected by good motor able roads on the Nainital national highway extension. The popular hill city of Nainital lies at a distance of 218 Km from Pithoragarh. Regular cab and bus services ply between major nearby cities including New Delhi (457 Km), Ranikhet (216 Km) and Almora (160 Km).


By Air:

Pithoragarh does not have a dedicated airport facility and the airport in Pantnagar is the nearest Airport situated at a distance of 241 kms. The Pantnagar Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Bus and cabs are easily available from Pantnagar Airport to reach Pithoragarh.



By Rail:

Pithoragarh does not have a railway station due to its location in the hilly terrain. The nearest railway station is the one located in Tanakpur at a distance of 138 Kms from Pithoragarh city center. Regular train services from New Delhi and other major Indian cities reach Tanakpur offering an easy transit point for the tourists. The railway station has a good number of taxi and buses available for travelers to reach Pithoragarh.


Overview

Pithoragarh known as little Kashmir is one of the most pristine valleys in the Kumaon region of Uttrakhand. Located at an elevation of 1650 meters above sea level, Pithoragarh is surrounded by Tibet and Nepal. Considered to be the gateway of the Himalayan Ranges and an entry point to the magnificent Kumaon region, Pithoragarh surrounded by snow capped mountains and lush green valley’s attracts a large number of tourists all through the year.

 

Apart from its rich natural landscape and floral richness, Pithoragarh attracts a large number of adventure tourists to explore the various trekking trails of the region. The region of Pithoragarh is equally famous with spiritual seekers and religious tourists offering gateway to some of the most ancient temples in the Kumaon region.

 

The people of Pithoragarh are warm and friendly and Garhwali is the most popular language although Hindi and English are also widely used.  Shopping enthusiasts can try the wide range of Kumaon handicrafts available in local stores and shops. Various typical hill handicraft designs made with a blend of silk and cotton are easily available.

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded hills, Pithoragarh offers a unique blend of historic temples, beautiful landscapes and exciting trekking escapades for the adventures lovers. Pithoragarh has something in it for everyone offering a unique blend of historic temples, beautiful landscapes and exciting trekking escapades for the adventures lovers making it a perfect holiday destination.