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Pithoragarh

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Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh Fort:

Pithoragarh Fort built in 1789 by the Gorkha rulers is one of most ancient landmarks of Pithoragarh. The Fort located on top of a hill is currently in ruins but acts as a major tourist attraction for historians and photography enthusiasts. Pithoragarh Fort showcases a magnificent view of the surrounding regions of Pithoragarh including the Kali Kumaon.

 

Kapileshwar Mahadev:

The cave temple of Kapileshwar Mahadev is one of the most significant religious shrines of Pithoragarh region. Located at a distance of 3 Kms from Pithoragarh city center, the Kapileshwar Mahadev temple is located amid lush green hills making it one of the most beautiful caves temples of India. The temple provides a magnificent view of the surrounding regions of Pithoragarh attracting pilgrims and nature lovers in equal measure.

 

Dhwaj temple:

Dhwaj temple located at an elevation of 2100 meters above sea level is a major religious hotspot of Pithoragarh region. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti, Dhwaj temple is a popular pilgrimage for the ethnic Kumaon tribes. Dhwaj temple is accessible by road covering a distance of 10 Kms from Pithoragarh city center as well as by trekking a distance of 4 Kms amid the wonderful hills of the region. Dhwaj temple offers surreal view of the surrounding snow capped mountains and lush green valley’s making it one of the most picturesque locations in Pithoragarh.

 

Thal Kedar:

Thal Kedar dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the most popular Shaivite religious sites in Pithoragarh region. Located at a distance of 15 Kms from Pithoragarh city center, Thal Kedar temple is located at an elevation of 2000 meters above sea level. Known for its magnificent natural beauty, Thal Kedar can be reached by trekking from Pithoragarh or Aincholi regions. The temple of Thal Kedar attracts a large number of pilgrims to celebrate the annual festival of Shivratri.

 

Chandak:

Chandak located at a distance of 8 Kms from Pithoragarh is a pristine hill location attracting a large number of tourists. Famous for offering magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys, Chandak also acts a popular trekking trail for the adventure lovers. The Manu temple of Chandak is another religious landmark of the region attracting pilgrims and devotees from all over the Kumaon region.

 

Nakuleshwara:

Nakuleswara Temple located at a distance of 10 Kms from Pithoragarh city center is a famous religious attraction of the region. Built by Pandava princes Nakula and Sahadeva, the Nakuleswara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Considered to be one of the finest specimens of Khajuraho style of architecture, the Nakuleswara Temple has 38 stone carvings dedicated to various manifestations of Lord Shiva. Nakuleswara Temple attracts a large number of devotees on the annual festival of Mahashivratri.

 

Berinag Nagmandir:  

Berinag Nagmandir or the Snake temple is one of the most popular religious shrines of Pithoragarh city. Located at a distance of 1 Km from Pithoragarh city center, the nagmandir is surrounded by dense tree lines of pine and oak trees making it one of the most beautiful sights in the region. Dedicated to Lord Shiva the nagmandir offers prayers to the holy snake of Lord Shiva attracting pilgrims and devotees from all over the Kumaon region.

 

Arjuneswar Temple:

Arjuneswar Temple located at an elevation of 6000 feet above sea level is a famous religious shrine attracting a large number of pilgrims and tourists. Believed to have been built by Arjuna, the warrior prince of the Mahabharata, Arjuneswar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located at a distance of 10 Kms from Pithoragarh city center. The temple celebrates the annual festival of Mahashivratri with great pomp and show.

 

Maharajke Park:

Constructed by Indian Military commemorating the soldiers who died in Kashmir, this park offers stunning view of the surroundings, especially the small peaks carpeted by grass and bushes. This lofty garden is ideal for nature walks and small gatherings

 

Kamakhya Devi Temple:

This beautiful temple is located at the top of a small hill near Pithoragarh. It offers a majestic view of the surrounding valley and a peaceful retreat.