Pithoragarh Industrial Visit

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.

Kapileshwar Mahadev
This ancient cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The other places of interest in Pithoragarh are Bhatkote, Hanuman Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Rai Gufa and Ulka Devi Temple.


Thal Kedar (16 km)
An important religious centre and also known for its natural beauty.

Dhwaj (28 km)
It commands a wide view of the majestic snow clad peaks of the north. There are temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti.

Rameshwarghat (36 km)
Situated at the confluence of the rivers Ramganga and Saryu, the two principal temples here are those dedicated to Siva and Rama.

Lohaghat (62 km)
Situated at an altitude of 1706 m on the road to Tanakpur, this is an important historical centre of the region.

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.

Gangolihat (77 km)
An important religious centre housing the famous Hat-Kalika temple.

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.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar (91 km)
According to Hindu mythology, the Patal Caves are home of Bhuvaneswara Mahadev and Shesh Nag. The caves have some stalactite and stalagmite formations also.

Industries Enroute

  • 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

Devidhura (121 km)
Situated at an height of 1,615 m, Devidhura is well known for its temple dedicated to Barahi Devi.

Ritha Saheb (124 km)
It is an important religious centre for the Sikhs. The Gurudwara Damdama Sahib here is enclosed by hill peaks on all sides.

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).

Narayana Ashram (130 km)
It is situated on the route to the Kailash Mountains

Purnagiri Temple (130 km)
Punyagiri, located on a high pinnacle overlooking the Sharad River is one of the ‘Shakti Peeths’ (Centres of Power) of Goddess Shakti.

Shyamlatal (132 km)
It is a natural lake at an altitude of 1,525 mand on the bank of which is located the Swami Vivekananda Ashram.

Munsiyari (154 km)
Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, Munsiyari is the base for treks to the Milam, Ralam and Namik glaciers.

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.

Almora (116 km)

Adventure Sport

Munsiyari, (154 km) away from Pithoragarh, is the base for treks to the Milam, Ralam and Namik glaciers

Trekking routes:

Milam Glacier
Munsyari (2290 m) – Lilam – Lilam – Bagudiyar – Rilkote – Burfu – Milam (3500 m)- Milam Glacier Total route: 59 km

Ralam Glacier
Munsyari- Lilam Patan Gaon -Patan Gaon- Sophiya Udiyar – Ralam
Total Route: 45 km

Namik Glacier
Pithoragarh-Bala-Rugaru-Thalagwar-Ranthan via Chafua-Nandakund-Runadhar-Hiramani via Penthang-Namik. Total route: 46 km

How would you like to travel?

The nearest airport is at Pantnagar airport (249 km). Delhi is the most convenient airport, connected with major cities in India.
The most convenient railhead is Kathgodam (212 km), which is connected by rail with Agra, Delhi and Lucknow. Regular buses and taxis are available from Kathgodam
Pithoragarh is connected by motorable roads with :
  • 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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