Pithoragarh is the easternmost district of Uttarakhand. Neighbouring Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity Pithoragarh is popularly known as the 'Little Kashmir'. This captivating town with fascinating forests around it is located at an impressive height of 1,645 mtrs nestled in a small valley. Pithoragarh town is a historical landmark. It was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon. From here, pilgrims take their journey to the holy shrines, Kailash and Mansarovar.

This valley also nestles the snow-capped peaks Nanda Devi East (7,434 mtrs.) and West(7,817mtrs.). Belowthese mighty peaksliesthe alpine valley and glaciers like Milam, Ralam, Namik and Sundardunaa.Pithoragarh is a city known for it's woollen clothes and cane handicrafts.



Accessibility

  • Air : Naini Saini is the airport at Pithoragarh, just 5 kms.away from the city. It is not in operation.
  • Rail :Tanakpur is the nearest railhead, at a distance of 151kms
  • Road : Pithoragarh is well connected by a good network of roadswith all the major towns in the area.The distancefrom the nearest major town Champawat is 75 kms., Lohaghat is 62 kms., Munsyari 135 kms. and Tanakpur 151kms.