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PIithoragarh Hills - Pithoragarh India

Pithoragarh is in the inner Himalayas at a height of 1,851 meters in a spectacular valley situated in the northern state of Uttaranchal, Before February 1,1960 Pithoragarh was a part of district of Almora and became a separate district in same year.the headqurter of district Pithoragarh is the city Pithoragarh itself.head offices of all Govt. departments are situated in the city.District Pithoragarh has good civic facilities .

Pithoragarh is rich in natural beauty and it offers best view of the Himalaya.Some of the peaks like Nanda Devi ,Panchchuli ,Trishul , Nandakhat falls in this district.District pithoragarh has some finest glacires in the world such as Milam Glacier,Sunder Dhunga Glacier, Ralam Glacier, Namik Glacier.Pithoragarh has a cool climate which makes it comfortable all year round.

FLORA AND FAUNA It is rich in flora and fauna and is famous for its bugyals or pasture grounds of velvet-like green grass. The area was closed to tourists till 1981. But with the start of the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra, tourist interest in the area is increasing by leaps and bounds.

PITHORAGARH Festivals and religious ceremonies take place in all parts of the Pithoragarh all year around. The festival of Devi Dhura is famous for its large scale stone-pelting by two rival teams. Some of the ritualistic festive events of Beas, Chaudas and Darma Valley takes place once in 12 years. The festival of Kanar-Chhiplakot is another major event in this area.

PITHORAGARH - SITES TO VISIT There are a number of lakes around Pithoragarh. Two of them, Jolingkong and Anchherital are situated at a height of 4,634 meters and 3,658 meters, respectively. Some beautiful old temples are also scattered around the district. A visit to the shrine at Purnagiri, 20 kilometers from Tanakpur, is believed to lead to fulfillment of one' s desires.

Weather : 13° C
Best Time : Apr-Jun, Oct-Dec
Ideal duration : 1-2 days
Height : 1,851 metres

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