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Pithoragarh is in the inner Himalayas at a height of 1,851 meters in a spectacular valley, called "Little Kashmir". The town borders with both Nepal and Tibet. Pithoragarh has a cool climate, which makes it comfortable all year round. Pithoragarh, till recently, was part of Almora district, in Uttar Pradesh. It was given the status of a separate district on February 1, 1960.

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. The white Manu temple is also here.

How To Reach

Road: Pithoragarh is well connected with a good network of roads. There are buses to Almora, Nainital, Haldwani and Delhi. Horses and ponies are available to reach a few far flung places.

Rail: The nearest railhead is at Tankapur, at a distance of 151 km south.

Air: The nearest airport is at Patnanagar, 249 km from Pithoragarh.