district borders Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east.
Due to this strategic location, the outer limits, due north and
east, require permits to explore.
The pilgrim route to Kailash-Mansarovar (a mountain and lake highly
revered by the Hindus), traverses through this region.
has many temples and ruined forts to testify to its erstwhile position
as a stronghold of the Chand rulers. The headquarters of the district
is located in an open valley of immense charm.
Rai Gufa (cave) provides an excellent example of queer Limestone
deposits. Worth visiting is the local market place. The temple dedicated
to Ulka Devi, an aspect of Shakti, has a hill top location (outside
the town). Adjacent stands an obelisk in memory.
MOUNT 2001 m
56 km, Noted for scenic grandeur, this resort is dotted by bungalows
fitted with modern tourist facilities.
96 km, Here the mystique of the mountains is too overpowering.
There are tea gardens too.
76 km, This was once an important capital of the Chand Kingdom.
The Baleshwar temple complex overlooking, the valley is of high
112 km, The vista of the Greater Himalayan range- Trishul ,
Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot - is fabulously wide and close here.
58 km, This is famed for the temple to Barahi Devi. Every year
a joyous fair takes place on Shravan Purnima on the occasion of
54 km, This commands an unsurpassable view of Punchchuli peak.
77 km, This is an important religious centre and boasts of a
temple to Kali. This is a venue for the fairs held annually during
the Navratris. Not far from here is the idyllic village of Bhubaneshwar.
Its claim to distinction rests on the underground caves of Patal
Bhubaneshwar (an aspect of Shiva).
68 km, This is a significant trading centre bordering Nepal.
Lying at the confluence of rivers Gori and Kali, it turns into a
lively fair ground annually.
62 km, Falling en-route to Tanakpur, the railhead for Pithoragarh,
this once formed part of the kingdom of the Chand dynasty. The scenery
and the quietness around attract the devout and traveller alike.
900m, Thousands of pilgrims undertake the arduous journey to
this shrine, sanctified by the droping to earth of the navel of
goddess Sati, an aspect of Parvati.
Air : Nearest Airport - Pant Nagar,11kms
Rail : Udham Singh Nagar (Rudrapur) is well connected to
Delhi, Lucknow and Calcutta by direct broad gauge line.
Road : Udham Singh Nagar (Rudrapur) is well connected to
important towns & cities of the country and nearby area.
Distance in Km
Delhi - 254 kms, Agra - 301 kms., Lucknow - 343 kms., Faizabad-
473 kms., Ayodhya- 481 kms., Gorakhpur - 620 kms., Kashipur - 56
kms., Tanakpur - 101 kms., Haridwar - 228 kms. & Dehradun -