Grassy meadows, perennial streams frolicking down the mountains, a rich variety of flora and fauna and lush landscapes invite one to languish in pretty Pithoragarh, the last district of Uttarakhand, sitting on the Indo-Nepal border. Set against the backdrop of majestic and snow-capped Panchachuli peaks, Pithoragarh is endowed with enthralling natural beauty. Perched at a height of about 1,645 m above sea level, it is not just a stopover for nature lovers, but also a haven for adventure enthusiasts, who can indulge in activities like trekking, camping, hiking etc.

Pithoragarh boasts a rich cultural heritage and aipan (alpana), the popular art form of the Kumaon region is a major attraction. It involves the decoration of walls, papers and pieces of cloth by drawing various geometric designs and figures of gods and goddesses on them. Once a major centre of power during the regime of the Chand kings in Kumaon, Pithoragarh also boasts many spiritual sites. It is also a popular pit stop for devotees taking the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash.