Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh district is named after the Pithoragarh town of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is naturally landscaped with high Himalayan mountains, snow-capped peaks, passes, valleys, alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, perennial rivers, glaciers, and springs. The customs, rites and rituals followed by the local people are mostly those of the Hindus. Some of the most popular festivals are Maha Shivratri, Basant Panchmi, Dussehra, Diwali, Kartik Purnima etc. The Pithoragarh district is surrounded by the national boundaries of Almora, Champawat, Bageshwar and Chamoli districts.


Munsiyari



Munsiyari is at a distance of 135 kms from Pithoragarh and 200 km from Almora. It’s the gateway to the Johar region of inner Himalayas. This scenic hill station is perched at an altitude of 2298mts above sea level. Munsiyari literally translated means place with snow, and is also referred as Little Kashmir. glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers, and nature lovers alike as it serves as a base camp for these adventures. Munsiyari is a trekker’s paradise through and through. This must-see travel destination is also dubbed the Gateway to Johar Valley, which though lesser known, is extremely beautiful and is home to famous explorer, Nain Singh Rawat. an adventurist at heart can enjoy skiing and can even go for an exhilarating Snow Leopard Trek in the winter season.


Tribal Heritage Musem



The Museum is located in Nanasen village of Munsiyari, Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India.A Tribal legacy Museum hall worked inside the Mannan settlement including different kinds of relics identified with their old rural practices, wedding functions, social occasions, clothing regulation, customs and demise services is the center point of this ecotourism program.The museum showcases the history, culture, traditions and lifestyle of Bhotia people who are ethno-linguistic group of people residing in the upper Himalayan valleys of the Kumaon and Garhwal divisions of Uttarakhand.


Khaliya Top



The Khaliya Top is situated almost 11500ft above the sea level hidden amidst the alpine trees with scenic views of Panchachuli peaks along the whole trek. The Khaliya Top is a meandering meadow surrounded by snowy peaks, offering an awe-inspiring view of the mystical land of Kumaun. It offers a magnificent view in summers of great Himalayan ranges. The world of Khaliya bugyal and the valleys and towns encompassing resemble the insides of a snow globe during the months of winter. Once who got opportunity to visit this place can only experience the vastness and eco-diversity of this place.


Thamri Kund



Merigoround walk on the periphery of the lake against the cool breezes rezuvanate Body and soul. The Kund is revered by the locals to bless the region with rain in case there is insufficient rainfall. The villagers pray at this lake when the place is succumbed with scanty rainfall. The place is indeed a must visit when traversing in Munsiyari. The months March-June and mid-September-October are perfect for visiting Tharmi Kund and one can also trek winter for the snowfall. This natural lake perfect for relaxing is bounded by natures beauty in abundance. Those who are planning a trip to Munsiyari, Thamrikund is a must visit place.


Betuli Dhar



Betuli Dhar, a large garden full of Rhododendrons,. It is actually the state-flower of Uttarakhand! This sightseeing session will help you heal your exhaustions, thanks to the refreshing breeze and magnificent panorama. Betuli Dhar, 7 km from Munsiyari — ideal for skiing and adventure sports Betulidhar, a big garden of Rhododendron and Thamari Kund, a natural lake surrounded by paper trees and home to the Musk Deer.


Nanda Devi Temple



Nanda Devi temple dedicated to Goddess Nanda or Parvati is a Hindu sacred site where the faith of many devotees abides. Nanda Devi Temple is situated at a distance of 3 km stimulating trek from Munsiyari Town ( 7500 ft ) perched at 7,500 feet above sea level is the most visited site. It is a white temple dedicated to Goddess Nanda. From here one can get the fabulous views of Panchachuli ranges to its left side. With four direction enchanting nature scenes, the landscape gives the feel of Himalayan high altitude medows(Bugyal). A local fair on Nanda Astami in the month of september is held here every year.


Kalamuni



It is also called the gateway to Thamrikund and from here you get the first up-close view of the Panchachuli. The temple has a divine aura that emancipates all the bad energy and negative vibes. Located at a distance of 15 km from Munsiyari on the way from Birthi, Kalamuni Top is 9500 feet tall. The place is famous for its Kali Temple dedicated to Naga God. As the place is well-connected and has places like the Nanda Devi Temple, Balati Farm and the Maheshwari Kund are near to the temple.


Birthi Water Fall



The views around this waterfall are truly mesmerising. As mighty streams of clear water slide down the rocky walls. The Birthi Water Falls is about 35 km from Munsyari and can also be approached from Tejam which is at a distance of 14 km from the falls. Birthi falls is situated amidst dense forests and the Himalayas.The nearest popular destination near Birthi is Munsyari. One can explore the following while their stay at Munsyari.


Chaukori



Elevated at 2,010 meters above sea level. and 173 km away from Nainital,Chaukori is one such place where the dreamers can turn their imaginations into reality, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks with an unbound view of the Nanda Devi and Panchchuli peaks and dense forests. , visiting the spiritual retreats that are the helm of the town, Chaukori lets you sit back and let its scenery and hospitality do the talking. its fame comes from the tea gardens, which were established by the British, thanks to the pleasant climate.


Patal Bhuvaneshwar



A limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India, Patal Bhuvaneshwar is one of the most mysterious and spiritual place of Uttarakhand. The way to the temple is through a tunnel which leads into a cave and through a narrow dark passage of water. there is a description of the blessings to be attained in visiting Patal Bhuvaneshwar. Patal Bhuvaneshwar, one of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region. Only 10 to 15 persons are allowed to enter the cave at a time.


The Panchachuli peaks



The Panchachuli peaks are a group of five snow-capped Himalayan peaks lying at the end of the eastern Kumaonregion, near Munsiari, The beauty of the five peaks lying in the Johar Valley is so captivating; it adds charm to this already delightful place. The beauty of the five peaks lying in the Johar Valley is so captivating; it adds charm to this already delightful place. This One Is the giant snow-capped Himalayan peaks lying at the end of the eastern Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The Panchchuli peaks lie in the Eastern Kumaon Himalaya and form the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys.


Madkot Village



A medium size Madkot Village, It is located about 21 km away from popular hill station Munsiyari, through typical hilly roads. There is a hot water spring located just next to the banks of Gori Ganga River en-route Jauljibi. These springs are known to have healing properties. Taking a bath here may provide relief to some extent from problems such as Madkot has an extremely pleasant temperature and leaves you stunned with its magical aura. blessed with scenic splendour as the place is rich in vegetation.


Maheshwari Kund



an altitude of 2411 meters above the sea level which is high religious significance for Hindu. with a riot of different varieties of Rhododendrons with flowers in flamboyant and flashy colors. The area boasts of the greatest diversity of Rhododendrons across the world. Maheshwari Kund is surrounded by brilliant and sensational mountain tops, with trek covered with beautiful rhododendrons, oak trees and other Himalayan flora. The area itself boasts one of the greatest diversity of Rhododendrons across the world.


Supi Village



Supi village is located in Kapkot Tehsil of Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand, India. It is situated 23km away from sub-district headquarter Kapkot and 44km away from district headquarter Bageshwar. Be the witness the bloom of rhododendrons, peaches, apricots, apple flowers and a whole bunch of other flowering trees and plants. While spring is the perfect time for those lovely nature shots with crisp blue skies and green slopes, it is also the time when mountain birds sing their sweet melodies on flowering trees while they flutter from tree to tree in their courtship rituals.


Chineshwar Waterfall



Located in Garaun village of Chaukori of Uttarakhand state. This 161 feet high waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the Kumaon area. Also called by the names of Chin, Cheend, or Cheen waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Uttarakhand. The waterfall stands at a height of about 160 ft. The waterfall is nestled beautifully in the middle of a dense pine forest. You may want to take a short trekking trip to reach this waterfall which will no doubt enthrall you no matter how many times you see it. This cascading waterfall is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Uttarakhand. Marked by several legends and anecdotes, this waterfall will steal your heart and touch your soul.