It is a district in Kumaon Region, Once the bastion of the Chand rulers, Pithoragarh town is littered with temples and forts belonging to that era. The town is set in a valley popularly known as Soar and lies in the centre of four hills Chandak, Dhwaj, Kumdar and Thal Kedar, and stretches in the southern flank to Jhulaghat demarcated by the Kali river adjoining the barren peaks of Nepal Hills. Pithoragarh is in the inner Himalayas at a height of 1,851 meters in a spectacular valley, called “Little Kashmir”, in the northern state of Uttaranchal. Some parts of the district are at a height of 3,000 feet while the others are at 4,724 meters. The area of the district is 8,856 square kilometers and one-third of it is covered with snow. Pithoragarh is a Hill station.
Places Around Pithoragarh :
Chandak : 7 km. Commanding a panoramic view of the Pithoragarh valley, Chandak, 1.830 mt. is noted for its scenic beauty. An important fair is held at the Mostmanu temple in August.
Thal Kedar : 16 km. An important religious centre and also noted for its natural beauty. A large fair is held on Shivratri
Dhwaj : 28 km. Commands a wide view of the majestic snow-peaks of the north. It is also important for temples devoted to Lord Shiva and Maa JayantI.
Didihat : 55 kms from Pithoragarh, situated at an elevation of 1725 metres Didihat is presently the pilgrim route to Kailash Mansarovar. Didihat is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by green attractive ridges and offers a facinating view of Panchchuli peaks.
Haat kalika Temple.
Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple.