Also known as 'Little Kashmir', Pithoragarh is renowned for its natural beauty and serenity. Bordering Tibet and Nepal, the town of Pithoragarh is located at a height of 1,645 m and is nestled in a tiny valley.Pithoragarh is known for its dense forests and rich flora. The town of Pithoragarh is also known for its significant history as well as for being a historical landmark. The town was a major centre of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon.Some of the most popular attractions in Pitthoragarh are Kapileshwar Mahadev, the royal Pithoragarh Fort, Dhwaj Temple and the rich Askot Wildlife Sancuary.
Pithoragarh is also popular for being a place from where pilgrims take their journey to the holy shrines of Kailash and Mansarovar.The valley is filled with snow-clad peaks like the Nanda Devi East (7,434 m) and West (7,817 m). These mighty snow-cladpeaks lie in the alpine valleys and glaciers like Milam, Ralam, Namik and Sundardunga.
The nearest airport to Pithoragarh is located in Pantnagar and is famous as Pantnagar Airport. The airport is located almost 241 km from Pithoragarh in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. You can easily get taxis and buses to the reach any destination in Pithoragarh.
The nearest railhead to Pithoragarh is located in Tanakpur. The total distance from Tanakpur Railway station to Pithoragarh is almost 138 kilometers. Travelers can easily get numbers of buses and taxis to reach the exact destination from outside the railway station.
Pithoragarh is well connected by road network across India
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