Lohaghat Travel Guide

Adorned with unblemished beauty and picturesque sites, Lohaghat is amongst the most tranquil and restful tourist place in Uttarakhand. Seated at the bank of Lohawati River, this lesser known tourist destination is located at an elevation of 1754 m. Lohaghat is a hillside town in the Champawat district of the Kumaon region and in recent times, the town has been successful in alluring a large number of visitors. The town of Lohaghat has some mythological importance and its main tourism attraction is a temple, Pancheshwar Mahadev, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from this, Lohaghat is replete with Ashrams like Mayawati Ashram and best places to see such as Abbott Mount, Champawat, Banasur Fort, which are situated around the town.

Also, Khadi bazaar and Galchaura add some more charm in the exquisiteness of the town. Lohaghat is covered with thick Oak and Deodar forest that delivers a stunning scenic look to the town making it an ideal place for nature tourism lovers seeking to savour the beauty of Himalayas. Lohaghat is also known for its grand celebration of Holi and Janmashtami festivals. Our Lohaghat tourist guide is filled with information on best places to visit and things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for a best Lohaghat holiday experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied travel packages by Tour My India that ensure a Lohaghat vacation unlike any other.

Best Time to Visit Lohaghat

The town of Lohaghat is accessible throughout the year. However, summer and winter are the ideal seasons to visit the place and to enjoy the leisure time in this town of Kumaon Region in Uttarakhand.

  • Summer

    The summer season in Lohaghat starts in the month of April and lasts until June. Throughout these months, the temperature ranges in between 15°C and 25°C. The weather remains pleasant throughout these months and eventually becomes the ideal season to visit the town.

  • Monsoon

    Lohaghat experiences heavy rainfall during monsoon. In the month of July, the monsoon season steps in the town and it ends in September. Due to heavy rainfall, the chance of road blockage and landslides increases and hence, it is advisable to check the weather forecast first before planning a trip to Lohaghat in monsoon.

  • Winter

    October marks the commencement of winter season in Lohaghat which lasts till March. The weather during these months remains chilly and idyllic for tourism. Moreover, the temperature ranges from 2°C to 10°C.

Where to Stay in Lohaghat?

You can find a few accommodations options in Lohaghat. There are guesthouses, cottages and some budget hotels for the visitors to choose from. The government-owned KMVN also has some

How to Reach Lohaghat?

The town of Lohaghat is located at a distance of 13 km from Champawat. Reaching here is not difficult especially by road. Lohaghat is also conveniently connected by air and rail but the road is the best way to reach this town in Uttarakhand.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport from Lohaghat is the Pantnagar Airport which is situated at a distance of mere 182 km from the town. One can hire a cab/taxi from the airport to reach the place.

  • By Rail

    Tanakpur Railway station is the closest railway head from Lohaghat. The railway station is just 87 km away from the town. In order to reach here, one can take local transport or a cab/taxi to reach the place.

  • By Road

    The town of Lohaghat is also easily accessible through road networks from major northern states and cities. Buses are available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi to Tanakpur or Lohaghat. Else, you can drive directly to Lohaghat as the roads are well constructed.

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