Dharchula Travel Guide

Another must visit place in the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand, Dharchula is where one can see a great reflection of the rich and diverse culture in the state. Situated in the Pithoragarh District, on the bank of River Kali, Dharchula is known to people as a major stopover en route Kailash Mansarovar and Chhota Kailash Yatra. This tiny town is home to the Kumaonis and Bhotiyas that together give this place a culture that is different from the other parts of Uttarakhand. Dharchula is also quite scenic, and this is why it makes an excellent place for nature lovers to explore. The Panchuli Peaks also makes a special appearance here whenever the sky is clear and the place is replete with rich flora that of course enhances its beauty.

Trekking, of course, is the major adventure activity that can be enjoyed here with it being one of the major base points for Kailash Mansarovar and several short and long treks.

Our Dharchula 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 Dharchula

Once in Dharchula, you might witness great variation in the climate conditions, where the summers will be scorching hot and winters freezing cold. Hence the ideal time to visit Dharchula is the nearing end of the monsoon season till the onset of the winter season.

  • Summer

    If you are planning a vacation to Uttarakhand in summers, so you can give this destination a miss as the temperature here can rise up to 45°C. The town is usually mild and pleasant in the morning but it might get comparatively warm in the afternoon. Therefore it is advised to check the weather forecast before planning a tour in Dharchula.

  • Monsoon

    The months of July to September are known as the rainy monsoon season. The temperature in these months drops to 12°C making the land look pleasing. There are a few chances of landslides due to the unpredictability of rain, so it's better to plan the vacation according to the weather prediction.

  • Winter

    With the approaching end of monsoon season, December carry soft cool breeze with it. The months after September are considered ideal to visit Dharchula because with the beginning of December till February, the temperature drops down to 5°C , making the town frosty and cold.

Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in Dharchula

The awe-inspiring view of Dharchula is one perfect reason to kick-start your journey where you can visit different tourist attractions in the town and around it too. The place mostly has attractions that can allure the nature and adventure lovers.

  • Jauljibi

    Stretching its beauty over the conflux of Kali and Gori river Jauljibi is a favourite tourist attraction for people of Nepal and travellers across the country. This small bazaar of the Indo-Nepal border is a must visit especially in November as the famous annual trade fair takes place in this month.

  • Narayan Swami

    Established by Narayan Swami in 1936, Narayan Ashram is a social and spiritual centre, settled 44 km away from Dharchula. The Ashram is set at an elevation of 2734 m and also houses a school for children residing in the vicinage with facilities like meditation room and the library also made available for them.

  • Chirkila dam

    Built on the Kali river, the Chirkila dam holds significance as it has the capacity of producing energy up to 1500 kW. The Uttarakhand Government is believed to be planning to facilitate water sports on the lake which is adjoined to the dam.

  • Askot Sanctuary

    For the wildlife fanatics, Askot Sanctuary located 44 km away is the right place, to be in as the place houses a number of beautiful snow leopards, monals, black bears, musk deer and many such wild creations. The sanctuary is set up at an elevation of 1649 m and is also home to the gliding high altitude birds... Read more

Where to Stay in Dharchula?

Dharchula houses a number of hotels that are there to welcome you to make your vacation worth remembering. The hotels settled in Dharchula range from 3-star premium ones to 1-star standard hotels that come up with good basic facilities, amenities and a goal to improve their quality on the basis of customer reviews. These properties here not only offer great customer service but a relaxing aura too. For better accommodation facility, one can also stay in Pithoragarh, which has comparatively more options to stay.

How to Reach Dharchula

The best way to connect to Dharchula is by road as the airport and railway station are situated far off from the town. This is why roads make the best way to reach here without much hassle. However, soon the airport at Pithoragarh will be operational and tourists will be able to reach both Dharchula in few hours.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport to land on is Pantnagar airport, located 412 km away from Dharchula from where taxis can be easily availed. There is also an airport at Pithoragarh, Naini Saini, which will soon be connected to Dehradun.

  • By Rail

    At a distance of 367 km, Tanakpur is the nearest railway station to Dharchula. The way ahead can be covered by taxis which are easily available there.

  • By Road

    The most easy way to Dharchula is by road as the town is well connected to other parts of Northern India. Buses and taxis run to and fro from Delhi, Tanakpur, Almora, Champawat to Dharchula.

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