Didihat Travel Guide

Rejoice in the paradisiacal town of Didihat harboured in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. This administrative district headquarters is best known for its overwhelming historical importance and lush greenery, and thus, is a must-see tourist place in Kumaon Himalayas. Didihat is located at an elevation of 1725 m above the sea level and offers a panoramic view of the Panchachuli Peaks. The town got its name from the Kumaoni word 'Dand' which means a small hillock and the prolific valley below is known as Haat Valley. Enroute to Kailash Mansarovar you might come across the easy-on-eyes land of Didihat. There are ample opportunities for you to hike and camp on your visit to Didihat as there are so many beautiful places to stay and take in the good vibe. Visit the town around the festivals like Kumaoni Holi and Diwali as during these festivals, the town is graced with music, dance, and warmth of culture and tradition.

Moreover, the town is bundled with tourist attractions like Shirakot Temple devoted to Lord Malay Nath which also proffers the scintillating view of the Panchachuli Peaks.

Another must visit tourism place situated at a short distance from Didihat is Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, which is best known for conserving musk deer and it is also home to many other endangered species and is therefore an ideal place for wildlife tour in Uttarakhand. If you want to travel and explore places near Didihat then you must visit popular hill station Munsiyari, located 88 km away, which is the base camp for treks like Milam Glacier, Ralam Glacier, Namik Glacier. The place is indeed adorned with mesmerizing beauty and the view of Himalayas in the background. Pithoragarh and Patal Bhuvaneshwar also lie in close proximity of the town and can be visited for a pilgrimage tour and relishing awe-inspiring view.

Our Didihat 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 Didihat

The whole year is perfect for a tour to Didihat which is nurtured in the Pithoragarh District. Whether it be the calm summer months or the bracing winter mornings and evenings, it is best savoured in Didihat during holidays.

  • Summer

    Summer is the perfect time to visit Didihat as you would have a lovely time visiting the tourist attractions in the months of March to June where the temperature scales between 10°C and 32°C.

  • Monsoon

    July to September are occupied by monsoon and its heavy rain in Didihat. With temperature varying between 30°C and 17°C, travellers are advised to check the weather forecast as the town witnesses unforeseeable rainfall and landslides.

  • Winter

    Get ready as it's going to be really cold in Didihat as the temperature here slumps to 1°C in January. The season begins from the approaching end of October and it's actually an incredible experience altogether travelling through the must visit places of the town in the chilly winters.

Where to Stay in Didihat?

Nestled up in the Pithoragarh District, this small town is still one of those untouched travel destinations that are trying to climb up in the list of popular tourism destinations in Uttarakhand. And hence there very few accommodation options available here such as budget hotels. Besides, there are government guest houses offered by KMVN as places to stay in Didihat that are affordable and offer good facilities at the same time.

How to Reach Didihat?

Didihat is well-connected by all means of transport, however, the best way to reach here would be by road which offers brilliant connectivity with other parts of the state and with Delhi and other major cities in India as well. One can travel by air or rail but they are located at quite some distance from Didihat.

  • By Air

    Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Didihat as it is located at a distance of 264 km. From the airport, you can without much hassle get a cab to your destination.

  • By Rail

    Tanakpur, 202 km away and Kathgodam, 230 km away are the nearest railway stations to Didihat. It is easy to rent a cab or avail bus service from the railway stations.

  • By Road

    Didihat is well-connected to all the ravishing must visit places of Uttarakhand and other major parts of the country. Besides, from Kumaon Region, one can travel by bus or taxi to Didihat from Delhi and destinations of Garhwal region like Dehradun.

Uttarakhand Travel Information at a Glance