Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in Pithoragarh:

1. Munsiyari

Must visit 3.6 /5

54 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

A small and gorgeous town in Himalayas, Munsiyari is almost 127 km from Pithoragarh. A paradise of wild flowers, lake and other raw form of nature, it is also said to be the gateway to Himalayan range's Johar region. Munsiyari is also the originating place of the River Gori Ganga.

2. Chandak

Must visit 3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Chandak is a hill with an opportunity for a small trek situated on the north side of the Soar Valley. Located at a distance of 8 km from Pithoragarh, this beautiful place also offers its visitors a taste of adventure in form of hang gliding.

3. Kafni Glacier Trek

Must visit 4.0 /5

72 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

The scenic beauty and the tranquility prevailing in this region has an unbeatable charm. The Kaphini (Kafni) Glacier lies left of the Pindar Valley below the famous peak of Nandakot.

4. Askot Sanctuary

Must visit 3.5 /5

125 km
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

A heaven for wildlife lovers and botany enthusiast, Askot sanctuary is adorned with wide range of flora and fauna. Located at the height of 5412 m and at a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh, this place is bounded by rich and gorgeous surroundings.

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5. Didihat

Must visit 4.0 /5 View 7+ photos

24 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Tucked away in the eastern corner of Uttarakhand, Didihat is a wondrous and pristine hillock full of natural beauty.

6. Gangolihat

4.2 /5 View 7+ photos

19 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Gangolihat is a place completely enriched with ancient culture and legendry myths. Situated at a distance of 77 km from Pithoragarh, the major attraction of the place is Mahakali Temple devoted to Lord Shiva.

7. Nagmandir, Berinag

3.2 /5

26 km
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Situated uphill at a distance of 100 km from Pithoragarh, Nag Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surrounded by thick cover of lush green trees and a picturesque ravine, it offers a splendid view and has a myth attached to it.

8. Narayan Ashram

3.2 /5

60 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Narayan Ashram, situated 44km from Pithoragarh is a place of great importance to the people in and around the town. Founded by Narayan Swami in year 1936, it serves as a spiritual as well as education center.

9. Kapilaswar Cave

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

This is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Mahadev and offers breathtaking views of Soar Valley and equally bewitching sight of snow covered peaks of the great Himalayas.

10. Dhwaj Temple

3.2 /5

10 km
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Surrounded by a view majestic Himalayas, which is so captivating that it works wonder with the spirituality of the temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti, this well known pilgrimage lies at a distance of 10 km from Pithoragarh by road.

11. Thal Kedar

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

A holy place dedicated to Lord Shiva is also known for its mesmerizing beauty and spell binding surroundings. Located 15 km from the town, this temple can only be reached by trekking either from Pithoragarh or from Nakuleshwar Temple.

12. Pithoragarh Fort

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh Fort is one of the most sought after destination of this town. Located in the proximity to the place, this fort affords spectacular views of the Kali Kumaon.

13. Purana Bazaar

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Resplendent with various kinds of arts and crafts, Pithoragarh Purana Bazar is a shopping center that cannot be missed by visitors.

14. Shopping in Pithoragarh

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is an urban town with its own requirement of necessities and luxuries. It houses many main markets where one can buy the trekking equipments, clothing and exclusive Kumaoni handicrafts.

15. Cinema Line

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Shopping in Cinema Line in Pithoragarh is a magical experience, to say the least. Travelers can find everything there ranging from local handloom and handicrafts, brass items to woolen garments. One can also find various artefacts made of aipan (alpana), clay idols, jatra masks and rugs and carpets.

16. Nakuleshwara Temple

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Situated 10 km from the town, this temple has a very fascinating story attached to it. It is said that this temple was built by the last two Pandavas namely Nakula and Sahadev and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

17. Arjuneswar Temple

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Another temple once again dedicated to Lord Shiva is believed to be built by one of the Pandavas named Arjuna. Situated at an altitude of 6000 ft and 10 km to the west of Pithoragarh, Arjuneswar Temple is approachable both by road as well as by trekking.

18. Naya Bazaar

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Shop for woolen clothes and various local crafts at the Naya Bazar and be fantastically mesmerized.

19. Simalgair

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Simalgair, one of the major shopping centers of Pithoragarh, will leave one mesmerized and dazed. It has an amazing collection of woolen products as well as handicrafts.

20. Askot

23 km
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in Pithoragarh

Nestled at an elevation of 1106 metres, the small town of Askot is situated in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Bordering India with Nepal and China, the spectacular town is known for its rhododendron carpeted hills, enchanting valleys, meandering streams and picture perfect setting. Enveloped by the Chhiplakot and the Panchchuli ranges, the offbeat hilly hamlet is especially popular for its Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary. The rocky mountains offer perfect trekking opportunities for both amateurs and professionals. Besides, the surreal natural landscape attract a lot of nature lovers as well as photography buffs who want to capture the picturesque landscape in their cameras. In short, the hill town is perfect for a relaxing getaway away from the din of the city in the lap of nature.

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