Champawat Travel Information

The stupendous Himalayas are in fact a great life-force in themselves. Even several life times would perhaps be insufficient to unravel the thousand mysteries, to understand the innumerable lofty peaks, pilgrimage centres, glaciers, meandering streams & rivers, enchanting lakes and the rural charm of villages amidst snow-capped mountains.

This small folder provides information on the newly formed hill district of Champawat which lies in the region of Kumaon Himalayas of India. 76 kms. from Pithoragarh headquarters, Champawat is situated 1615 mts. above sea level. Champawat, once the capital of the rulers of the Chand dynasty, is famous for its natural beauty and well known

temples. The ancient fort, now houses headquarters of the Tehsil office. historical spot, Champawat has many well known temples of high artistic value. The Baleshwar temple is the noted attraction of Champawat. The Nagnath temple at Champawat is also an excellent example of ancient architecture of Kumaon.

General Information

Area :
5 Sq. Kms.

Altitude :
1615 mts.

Season :
Round the year

Clothing :
Summer - Light woollen or cotton
Winter - Heavy wollen

Language :
Hindi, Kumaoni and English


Air :
Nearest Air Port, Naini Saini, 80 kms (Pithoragarh)
Rail :
Nearest Rail head, Tanakpur., 75kms.
Road :
Champawat is well connected with state

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