Pithoragarh map consists of its 6 tehsils, namely:
Pithoragarh is Uttarakhand state’s easternmost district sitting in the lap of Himalayas. The whole region is rich in flora and fauna. The main attractions of this region are:
- Sky touching snowy Himalayan peaks
- High altitude meadows in Munsiyari and Dharchula region
- Passes to navigate through the mountains
- Glaciers and originating rivers
- Beautiful river valleys
- Dense forests
- Colossal Waterfalls
Pithoragarh Map Borders:
Few Interesting Facts about Pithoragarh District:
- Pithoragarh is an important region as far as tourism is concerned. It has one of the most amazing landscapes, snowfall places, treks, rivers and wildlife.
- But unfortunately being a remote region, not many visitors visit it as compared to other hill-stations in Uttarakhand. Tanakpur railway station at 148 km away is the nearest railway station to Pithoragarh.
- The district has many popular hill-stations such as Munsiyari, Dharchula, Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary and Gangolihat.
- Pithoragarh also has many Hindu important Hindu shrines such as:
- People believe that the name Pithoragarh was kept after King Pithora Chand from the Chand Dynasty.
- You can see several ruined old temples and forts here that were once the pride of Chand Kingdom.
- The native tribes of Pithoragarh region include: Van Rawats and Shaukas.
- Van Rawats were hunter-gatherers and Shaukas were traders.
- Some of the regional festivals of Pithoragarh are Aanthu, Harela and Ghughuti.
- The district has many important historical passes to Tibet, these include,
- Lampia Dhura
- Lawe Dhura
- and Keo.
- These passes were widely used in trading between India and Tibet.