Enlighten your senses as you travel to this unpopulated, beautifully settled town of Pithoragarh in Northern India. Mothered by Uttarakhand, and pampered by the Saur Valley, Pithoragarh is situated at an elevation of 1514 m as a headquarters of the district of the same name. Being a small town it stretches its warmth over 5 kms and is best known for keeping its cultural and traditional values alive until this time. The town has also kept its rustic charm intact and as you trek your way from one sacred temple to the other which are all dedicated to Lord Shiva and other divine deities, you will find more reasons to spend your vacation here amidst the snow-covered mountains like Panchachuli, Nanda Devi and the sound of the rushing water. Once done relishing the views of the enchanting mountains, a sight not to miss are the glaciers and alpine valleys like Ralam, Milam, Sundardunga, and Namik. Moreover, the town is a hub for adventure activities like paragliding and trekking, along with being a gateway for the sacred Hindu pilgrimage of Kailash Mansarovar.

How to reach Pithoragarh

By Flight

The Pithoragarh Airport, also known as the Naini Saini Airport, is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-east of the city. The airport, which was constructed in 1991 for administrative use,[22][23] was previously mainly used by the Indian Air Force for defence purposes.[24] The airport was upgraded in 2016 at an estimated cost of Rs 64.91 crore, Bareilly Airport is located around 249 km from Pithoragarh is a major airport nearby which is connected to cities like Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru.

By Road

Pithoragarh is connected to the rest of Uttarakhand by all-weather motorable roads. The total road length in Pithoragarh is 80 km.[26]: 683  Haldwani and Tanakpur are two entry points for entering Pithoragarh by road. Both are connected by railway services, the nearest railway stations being Tanakpur (151 km) and Kathgodam (212 km). Regular state bus transport services along with private taxi services are available at both places. Buses, which are the most commonly used mode of transport, are run by government agencies and private operators. Agencies operating long-distance bus services include Uttarakhand Transport Corporation, K.M.O.U, and various private operators.

By train

Pithoragarh is not connected by any direct train services, however it is well connected by road, and it also has an airport. The National Highway 9 passes through Pithoragarh.[19] Landslides and cloudbursts, caused by heavy rains that fall during the summer monsoon, often interrupt transportation networks