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Pithoragarh is a small town located at an altitude of 1645m (5397ft) in the Soar Valley. Pithoragarh is a historical landmark also known as the Little Kashmir. It is home to many temples and is a gateway to pilgrimage sites such as Kailash and Manasarovar. Pithoragarh is off the tourist trail and one can enjoy the stroll in the main bazaar and picturesque hikes in the area.
Major tourist sites in and around the town: Lord Shiva Kapileshwar Mahadev (a cave temple), Pithoragarh Fort, Dhaw Temple, Thal Kedar, Askot, etc.

Tourism Board Website

When to visit: best time to visit is March to June and September to November.


Nearest railway station: Pithoragarh is not directly connected by railway. Tanakpur station (TPU) is about 147 km away.

Nearest airport: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (IATA: DED) is about 441 km away.

Buses: Uttarakhand Roadways buses as well as private operators connect Pithoragarh to the major cities in the state.

By road: The distance from Tanakpur to Pithoragarh is about 147 km via NH9. It takes around 5 hours.
the distance from Delhi to Pithoragarh is about 490 km via NH9. It takes aron 12-13 hours.
The distance from Nainital to Pithoragarh  is about 176 km via NH109. It takes around 6-7 hours.
The distance from Almora to Pithoragarh is about 115 km. It takes around 3-4 hours.


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