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Gangolihat, Pithoragarh Overview

A small Himalayan hill town, Gangolihat is particularly famous for hosting the Shakti Peethas of Goddess Kali. It is a very small town which is located near important tourist spots such as Patal Bhuveneshwar, Binsar and Abott Mount. The place is also famous for many other temples that are scattered all over this small town. Perched at an altitude of 1800 meters above ground in the scenic Himalayan vista, it is a place of true worship and natural wonders.

The small, quaint town is loved by devotees and travelers. It is a wonderful place to get some mighty and wide views of the Himalayan panorama and of peaks such as Panchchuli and Kailash. Patal Bhuvaneshwar a very famous tourist spot known for its deep caves underground is another of the major attractions at Gangolihat. All in all it is a wonderful location 82 km away from Pithoragarh for a day long excursion to explore the Himalayan vista and its many ways of life.

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Best Time To Visit Gangolihat

The best period to visit Gangolihat is from October till March. The weather is refreshingly pleasant and begins to get colder towards the later part of the winter, requiring to carry multiple layers of woolen. The hill town is magnificent during this period as it is flush with greenery and the blooming flowers.

Traveling Around Gangolihat

One can travel around by foot or car.

Stay Near Gangolihat

Gangolihat doesn_Ñét have any accommodation options. One should seek accommodation in Pithoragarh where there are many options for accommodation for varying budget sizes.

Sightseeing Around Gangolihat

While in Gangolihat, visit Haat Kalika, Ambika Dewaal, Chamunda Mandir, Vaishnavi Mandir and Patal Bhuvaneshwar.

Activities At Gangolihat

Trekking and Village exploration can be enjoyed here.

Local Experiences At Gangolihat

A temple town, being here, you can experience the devotion and piety of the people as well as the livelihoods in a small Himalayan town.

Food At Gangolihat

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Restaurants Near Gangolihat

Nagarkoti Bhojanalaya and Sagar restaurant in Pithoragarh.

Sample Itinerary For Gangolihat

Take a day trip to Gangolihat, on your trip to Pithoragarh. Follow it with a visit to Patal Bhuvaneshwar.

Tips For Visiting Gangolihat

Avoid the monsoons at any cost and make sure to advance book your hotel at Pithoragarh to avoid any problems upon arrival.

How to reach Gangolihat

  • Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar Airport which is about 250 km from Gangolihat. One can easily get a cab for Gangolihat or catch a bus till Pithoragarh and take a connecting bus at Pithoragarh for Gangolihat.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is Kathgodam Railway Station which is 200 km from Gangolihat. One can easily get a cab for Gangolihat or catch a bus fro Pithoragarh and take a connecting bus at Pithoragarh for Gangolihat.

  • Road: Gangolihat lies at the meeting point of Old Pithoragarh-Almora road and the new Ghateshwar Road meaning it is well connected by motorable roads. There are many public and private buses which connect the village to nearby towns.

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