Pithoragarh going students can visit various hydro power projects located in and around pithoragarh or they can choose Rudrapur special economic zone developed by State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand, this large Integrated Industrial Estate has numerous manufacturing units like Tata Motors, Brittania Industries, Parle Agro, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. ,LA OPALA RG, Reckitt Benckiser India Ltd, Bosch Chassis System PVT.Ltd, Nestle India Ltd. Etc
The easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh and its surroundings are known for their abundant natural beauty. Nestling in a small valley, barely 5 km long and 2 km wide, the town was an important landmark during the reign of the Chand Rajas of Kumaon.
Pithoragarh is the district headquarters and its government buildings are housed in the hill fort of Pithoragarh at a distance of 7 km from the main town. From the Chandak hill located here, one gets a panoramic view of snowy ranges extending from the Trishul-Nanda Devi, Panchchuli Group to Mount Appi of Nepal..
Sights to See
Chandak, situated at an altitude of 1,890 m, 7 km away from Pithoragarh, offers a fascinating view of the Himalayan ranges and the sprawling meadows of Pithoragarh. It is a potential hand gliding resort. The famous temple of Mostamanu is just 2 km away.
The other places of interest in Pithoragarh are Bhatkote, Hanuman Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Rai Gufa and Ulka Devi Temple.
Abbot Mount and Mayawati Ashram (64 km)
Situated 2 km from Lohaghat, Abbot Mount is noted for its beauty and its extensive view of the northern ranges. The Mayawati Ashram here, headquarters of the Advaita sect, was established by Swami Vivekananda. The ashram is set in beautiful surroundings and commands a view of the high Himalayas.
Jauljibi (68 km)
A picturesque location at the confluence of the rivers Gori and Kali. Every year in the month of November, a fair is held which attracts people from far and wide.
Berinag (102 km)
Once famous for its tea estates, Berinag at an height of 2,298 m offers an excellent view of the snow-capped mountains and is accessible by road.
Champavat (76 km)
Champavat, the ancient capital of the Katyuri and Chand Rajas, is an idyllic resort located in the lush Champa Valley of Kumaon. It was at Champavat that Lord Vishnu is said to have appeared in his tortoise incarnation (Kurmavatar). A small fort and the temples of Baleshwar, Champadari, Ratneshwar and Durga adorn the town of Champavat. The places worth seeing near Champavat are Narsinh Danda, Hingla Devi, Hidimba Ghatotkach temple, Maneshwar, Karanteshwar and the temple of Surya at Ramak village.
Dharchula (96 km) Situated on the Kali river on the border of Pithoragarh district, it is an important camp along the Kailash Mansarovar, Chota Kailash and Narayan Ashram route and is accessible by road.
- Relagad Small Hydro Plant
- Parle Foods Pvt Ltd
- Tata Motors
- Nestle India Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Chaukori (112 km)
The enchanting and picturesque town of Chaukori is situated in the heart of Pithoragarh district. It offers panoramic view of the Panchchuli peaks. The excursions around Chaukori are Berinag (13 km), Bageshwar (46 km), Gangolighat (38 km) and Kausani (88 km).
Tanakpur (155 km)
Tanakpur is the nearest railhead to Champavat (80 km), Pithoragarh (155 km) and Punyagiri (20 km). Also close to Tanakpur on the Tanakpur-Khatima route lies Nanakmatta, a place of great religious interest for the Sikhs.
Munsiyari, (154 km) away from Pithoragarh, is the base for treks to the Milam, Ralam and Namik glaciers
How would you like to travel?
- Almora 116 km
- Bareilly 270 km
- Delhi 505 km
- Gwaldham 206 km
- Haldwani 212 km
- Kausani 168 km
- Lohaghat 62 km
- Lucknow 506 km
- Moradabad 347 km
- Nainital 181 km
- Pilibhit 216 km
- Ranikhet 165 km
- Tanakpur 155 km
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