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Pithoragarh is a city in Uttarakhand. It is close to the China, Nepal and Tibet border.

Get in

Pithoragarh can be accessed by bus, taxi only. The buses are available from New Delhi at ISBT Anand Vihar which are of category general to luxury, the buses have two routes: 1. New Delhi to Haldwani to Pithoragarh 2. New Delhi to Tanakpur to Pithoragarh 3. New Delhi-Bazpur-Kaladungi-Nainital-Almora-Pithoragarh. If you come by the first option then you have to get down at Haldwani and from there you will get a shared taxi to Pithoragarh, in this option the buses available from Delhi are of both categories (i.e A/C, non A/C), but if you come by the second option then you will get a direct bus from there, but the condition of the roads is not good, so it is advised to come by the first option.

The third option is the best if you have your own vehicle.The travel time is 10.5 hrs from Delhi,if you are experienced in hill driving, if not then 12 hours. This time includes numerous stoppages for photography.The Road is very good and the distance comes out to be 490KM.

There is a new AirStrip and ATC set up near NainiSaini, and is likely to come up once some political and technical hurdles are overcome.

There is a new riverside road project in line, that will reduce the journey time by a huge factor.


The places what you can visit, if you are a first time traveller:

Bhatkot: Its in the city premises and a really nice place to see the sunset and sunrise. You can Jog to this place in the morning or can take a walk. The view is panaromic from this place.

The Hilltop Buddhha Monastery: It is also in the city premises near the city stadium.

Chandhag: This is 7 km from the town and you can see the panoramic view of the city from this hilltop.

Local Temples: There are a number of local temples in the city which can be accessed easily,and most of them are in hill tops so it will be a good trekking.

Dhwaj: It is some 30-40 km from the city, shared taxis and call taxis are available at the stations. It is the pilgrimage for all in the city, once you reach Dhwaj by car you need to travel almost 10 km in a hill, and it will be nice trekking.

Dharchula: Its another town in Pithoragarh district which is very close to Nepal, you just need to cross a river and you will be in another nation.

Didihat: It is the place where you can see the himalayas very close to you.

Askot: It is the place which was build by chand rajas, here you can find good forts.

Munshyari: Is is the place famous for rajma(an indian gram), and close to the himalayas.Its the base point for Milam Glacier trek.

Jhulaghat: The town is 35KM on the banks of river Kali. This river which separates India and Nepal.A suspension bridge connects both the countries and you can got to see the stuff on the other side of the bridge i.e Nepal.

Thalkedar Temple: Its a small trek to a hill top.The route and the view from the top is beyond compare.


  • The rajma of munshyari
  • The local sweet called baal mithai,khainchwa
  • The fruits like kinnnu,kivi
  • handicraft items
  • Wollen Carpets (locally called dun)from Dharchula
  • Thulma/Chutka (kind of wollen blankets/quilt) from Munsyari.


There are a lot of eateries available from low budget to high budget some of the famous ones are:

  • Meghna Sweets and Restaurant
  • Satkaar Sweets and Restaurant
  • Kumars
  • Zara Residency
  • Gupta Samosa
  • Pavan Sweets
  • The Treat (Punetha Inn), M G Road.
  • The Pine Resort, Aincholi.
  • Jyonaar, Gandhi Chowk.


There are two bars available which are very cheap in cost, but good in service, these bars are located at.

  • Royal bar, Siltham.
  • New Bar, Khari bazar near KMOU bus stand.
  • Dekatya temple, (It is 3km from pithoragarh and with neda is very beautiful little mountain.there are mulpa mata temple.there are different types of fruits such as dadim(anardana),anar,guava,plum,apple,hissaloo,kafal.the view of himalaya parvat(panchachuli)and ashurchula parvat is very beautiful.).


Decent hotels are available which are not very costly but these are the recommended ones.

  • Samrat Hotel
  • Ulka Priyadarshani
  • KMVN Guest House
  • Zara Residency
  • Hotel Shivam
  • Hotel Uttaranchal Deep
  • Raja Hotel
  • Punetha Inn, M G Road.
  • Hotel Meghna, Simalgair Bazaar.
  • The Pine Resort, Aincholi (It is 2km from pithoragarh.and the view from this hotel of valley tremendeous.).

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