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Champawat

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Best Time: Oct-Jun Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Champawat Tourism

A gripping journey of self exploration and challenging terrain, Champawat is not your usual retreat. You'll be pushed to your physical and mental limits, because this place gives you a lot to explore, without having to deal with any over intrusive and money gobbling guides around.

Champawat, to many people, remains one of the least developed and least populated districts of Uttarakhand. Since long, word has gotten out that it is one of the most uncomfortable places to vacation in, for any traveler. What many people forget to understand about this place is, how it differs from other Uttaranchali tourist spots, because for one, Champawat is not your usual vacationing spots. It is crude, with a severe lack of guides who will push pamphlets and such into your face. You'll find the usual elaborately carved temples and riverside tourist spots here, but Champawat leaves more than enough room for you to explore it. Sure, you may need to read up tons and book a lot in advance but an adventure like Champawat will leave you with a flush in you cheeks and a rush in your heart.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Exquisite view of the surroundings. Almost negligible pollution.

What's Not So Great?

During the monsoons the road becomes slippery and the area prone to landslides and cloudbursts. Lack of ATMs.

For Whom?

Champawat is a destination which is for all kinds of tourists as it has almost everything ranging from pleasant climate, diverse wildlife to good trekking options. It can be visited by families, groups and couples.

How To Reach Champawat

Owing to the high altitude and the rough terrains, Champawat has limited connectivity, well connected to the rest of India only via road. Regular bus services ply to and fro Champawat, thus connecting the site to major cities of the region such as Dehradun, Haridwar, Mussoorie, etc. There is no direct flight, or rail connectivity, however, as of now, to Champawat. Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport, around 408 km away from Champawat, while Kathgodam junction is the nearest accessible railway station, approximately 180 km away from Champawat.   

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Pallavi Siddhanta 1 year ago
- Carry ample woolens if you are planning on a winter trip.
- Travel costs may go high, since most of the tourist destinations are far off from the main town, carry extra cash. Not many ATMs are available around town.
- Carry a camera without fail, the views are exquisite.
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