Abbott Mount Travel Guide

A dwarf and picturesque hill station, Abbott Mount is a place for an ultimate Uttarakhand holiday. Ornate with the best of nature, this hill station situated in the Champawat District of Kali Kumaon Region is a hideout for nature lovers, seeking some peaceful time amidst tranquil and serene environ. Abbot Mount is situated at an altitude of 2100 m and is adorned with beautiful Colonial period Church, a dense forest and the view of mighty Himalayas.The place also has spectacular trails and walkways that lead to few beautiful locales. It is also the base for Pancheshwar, where one can enjoy Mahseer angling at the confluence of Saryu and Mahakali Rivers.

It also has an eerie house that is said to be once resided by a scientist who conducted weird experiments on the local people, the spirits of whom is said to haunt one of the rooms in the house.

Not a fan of ghost stories? No worries, this hill station is anyway more about the beauty of nature and confinement from the hustle and bustle. Moreover, it is an idyllic destination for a honeymoon, as it can offer plenty of lone moments to the newlyweds to enjoy the togetherness. It is also an ideal place for trekking, birding, and photography.

Our Abbott Mount travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best time to visit Abbott Mount

Mostly Abbott Mount has a pleasant temperature throughout the year but then it is freezing during the winters. Snowfall is very common during the winters and you can enjoy the watching the entire hill station getting under the cover of it in the months of January and February.

  • Summer

    The climate is pleasant and is average 28°C in summers. But the wind makes it quite pleasant and people need to wear thin layered woollen clothes in peak summer times as well.

  • Monsoon

    The temperature is quite lower as compared and the average temperature is about 25°C. Though it doesn't rain as heavy as it does in other parts of the state, there still lingers the risk of landslide and roadblocks. Therefore, it is advised to check the weather forecast before planning a trip in monsoon.

  • Winter

    Winters are freezing cold in Abbot Mount and the temperature goes down to 8°C and sometimes lower than this. But, still people enjoy being here and enjoy the snowfall that covers everything underneath it.

Popular Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in & arround Abbott Mount

Abbot Mount, the dwarf hill station that it is, has a lot to offer to its visitors. The place boasts of scenic beauty, colonial style buildings and lovely trekking trails. There are also few beautiful spots nearby Abbot Mount that can enhance the experience of sightseeing for nature lovers.

  • Pancheshwar

    Some 47 km from Abbott Mount, Pancheshwar is located on the India Nepal border. Chaumu Temple and its annual fair are very much renowned in Pancheshwar. Apart from this Pancheshwar is well-known angling spot that is located at the confluence of Saryu and Kali is known to be sacred.

  • Mayawati Ashram

    The Mayawati ashram is situated 16 km from the Abbot Mount and is in the Old tea estate. It is mostly visited by devotees of Lord Shiva who come here to seek his blessings and meditate amidst pristine nature.

  • Vanasur Ka Kila

    When travelling via Lohaghat, Vanasur Ka kila is about 25 km from Abbott Mount. It is known to be the capital of the demon Vanasur who was defeated by Lord Krishna. The fort also has religious significance and is visited by a lot of pilgrims.

Activities in Abbot Mount

  • Nature Walk

    Abbott Mount has varied colours of nature in which you can imbibe yourself completely. And one of the best ways to do that is to take a leisurely walk around the destination. There are a few fixed trails that can lead one to some exotic places with spectacular views in this dwarf hill station. Enjoy the walks with your family or spouse. The 9 km stretch across Marorakhan is an offbeat trail and is worth trekking.

  • Photography

    Photography is one of the best activities that can be enjoyed in Abbot Mount. With such a beautiful landscape you should keep your camera ready whenever you step out of your hotel room. Expect to be greeted by lofty mountains, locals people, quaint houses, buildings and a church that may all make great objects for photography here.

  • Bird Watching

    Evidently, the Himalayan Range is known to be home to a lot of birds, both indigenous and migratory. And Abbot Mount is no exception, the place is full of beautiful birds that are often seen sitting on the trees of Pear and Walnut.

  • Fishing

    A short distance away from Abbot Mount is the confluence of River Saryu and Kali at Pancheshwar. It is here that one can enjoy Mahseer angling during the monsoon months.

Where to Stay in Abbot Mount?

Abbot Mount is still a lesser known hill station in Uttarakhand, and thus, does not have many options of accommodation. There are a handful of cottages that offer decent accommodation in this hill station. One can find a large number of hotels and resorts in nearby Almora. Here the options are plenty and comes in varied budgets.

How to Reach Abbot Mount

Though Abbot is connected fairly with the other cities via road, but still if you want to come here by flight or train, that will also not be a bad option, however, the best option is hiring a taxi or boarding a bus from Delhi or Haldwani.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport from Abbot Mount is at Pantnagar, which is located some 138 km away. The airport is well-connected with Delhi with regular flights operating every day. From Pantnagar, one has to hire a cab to reach Abbot Mount.

  • By Rail

    When it comes to rail transportation, there are two stations where you can get down and get taxis to reach Abbot Mount. One of them is Kathgodam which is 95.5 km away and the other one is the Tanakpur station which is at a distance of 185.5 km from Abbott Mount.

  • By Road

    It is well connected to all the major destination in Uttarakhand but still you should know that this place is remote. You can take Uttarakhand roadways services for your comfortable journey. One can also hire a taxi from Kathgodam/Haldwani to reach Abbot Mount.

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