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 Pithoragarh – Little Kashmir

Pithoragarh, which is one of the most beautiful districts of Uttarakhand contains a deep history of its origin. Many people are unaware of the actual history of it so they believe in any myth, any unreal story told to them by any good storyteller. Thus, our team has made actual research on it and collect data from many known people and historical institutes from there and here goes the real history of Pithoragarh. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity, Pithoragarh is popularly known as the ‘Little Kashmir’. This captivating town with fascinating forests around was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon.

Places to see near Pithoragarh

Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple

The Kapileshwar Mahadev cave is another famous attraction in Pithoragarh which is located almost 3 kilometers far from Pithoragarh. This beautiful cave is purely devoted to lord Shiva which provides a beautiful view of the Soar valley and the Himalayan peaks.

Pithoragarh Fort

It is one of the main attractions in Pithoragarh. The Pithoragarh Fort is situated on the outskirts of the main town of Pithoragarh. The fort was built by the Gorkhas when they took over the town in 1789 and is set on the top of a hill. At present, the fort is in dilapidated condition.

Jhulaghat (33 Km)
Jhulaghat is a small little town sharing its borders with Nepal. In fact river, Kali acts like a natural border dividing India and Nepal. What makes Jhulaghat interesting is the hanging bridge over the river. It is because of this hanging bridge that the town is called Jhulaghat. There are markets on both sides of the border selling imported goods that you can buy at affordable prices. Another interesting thing you can do is cross the bridge and visit bordering town of Nepal, called Baithari. Baithari has a bigger and better market place to shop around.

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