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Dharchula Tourism

A remote town of Uttaranchal, Darchula is a place with lots of scenic beauty. Bounded by the Kumaon Region's mountains and high peaks and glaciers of Panchchuli range on the west, this town lies on the way to a very famous pilgrimage of India namely Kailash Mansarover.

Situated on the banks of River Kali on Indo-Nepal border, Darchula follows same traditions, customs and lifestyle just like its counterpart in Nepal. Blessed with large variety of flora and fauna, from Oak, Pine, Apple and Deodar trees to animals such as dears, fox, leopard and bear, this area can also be spotted with plenty of dry fruits. A peaceful place adorned with very few attractions, Darchula is a good place to go only if you are looking for solitude or get away from tourists or city life.

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What is famous about Dharchula?

The locals are very friendly and welcoming. You can easily interact with them and understand their culture, customs and way of life.

What is not so good about Dharchula?

Geographically isolated. Not very conveniently linked to other major towns and cities.

Who should visit Dharchula?

Ideal for those who love scenic places and wish to spend a peaceful vacation with loved ones. It is for the people who are looking for solitude or some time away from the fast paced city life. It can be visited by family, couples and solo travellers. 

What is the best time to visit Dharchula?

May-June, September-December are the best months to visit Darchula. Summers in Darchula are pleasantly warm and fresh. The winters are cold with occasional snowfall (December-February), especially at higher altitude. Snow capped mountains present an amazing picturesque view, but the weather is quite freezing. The monsoon i.e. from July to September experiences heavy rainfall accompanied by landslides and poor road conditions. It is recommended to avoid monsoon and extreme winters.
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What is the local food in Dharchula?

The food in Uttarakhand is simple, prepared with local ingredients, using herbs and spices which make the food highly energetic. The cooking methods here, are generally elaborate and time-consuming and make use of a generous dash of distinct spices. The cooking often uses charcoal and dishes are completed by a generous use of 'Ghee'. The food is also usually prepared using lentils and pulses.
The area fosters both Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines which are though somewhat similar in elements but differ slightly in styles. Also though the food is mostly vegetarian, one can find equally mouth watering preparations of chicken and mutton in the area. Rice and Hash seeds known as 'Bhaang' are essential elements of any platter here.
Bhatt ki Churdkani, Arsa (a sweet dish), Kafuli(a preparation of local green leafy vegetables), Phannu, Badi, Rus( preparation of a number of lentils), Gulgula (a sweet snack), Kandalee ka Saag, Palau are the local and unique preparations almost unique to the area, with which the cuisine of Uttarakhand is defined.
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What is the best way to reach Dharchula?

The best way to reach Dharchula is by hiring a taxi from Pantnagar Airport. It serves as the nearest airbase and is well connected Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) by regular flights. The closest railway station is located in Tanakpur. There are state owned buses which run regularly from Pitorgarh to Dharchula.
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What are the things to do in Dharchula?

The top things to do in Dharchula are Jauljibi, Om Parvat, Kali River, Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary, Chirkila Dam, Narayan Ashram. You can see all the places to visit in Dharchula here

What are the places near Dharchula?

The top places near to Dharchula are Nainital which is 116 km from Dharchula, Auli which is located 119 km from Dharchula, Munsiyari which is located 37 km from Dharchula, Pithoragarh which is located 42 km from Dharchula, Valley of flowers which is located 132 km from Dharchula

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Shreyas Kapoor

3 years ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling dur (Read More)ing the season.
- Avoid traveling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.