OGLA TOWN IN PITHORAGARH
Ogla a small hilly town on Delhi-Dharchula highway, 43 km from Pithoragarh district of state Uttarakhand in India. Over the years, Ogla has evolved as a resting point or a tea-stop for the passengers, travelling between Pithoragarh and Dharchula. It is scattered around the crossroads of Kailash Mansarover pilgrimage route. One road being Delhi-Dharchula highway and other being Singali-Didihat road.
Views From Ogla:
Ogla is situated amidst dense pine forests. Mighty Himalayan peaks of India and Nepal such as Panchachuli and Annapurna are clearly visible from the town. Askote town, popular for Askot musk deer sanctuary is only 8 km away from here. Well known hill station Munsiyari is at a distance of 84 km from here via Jauljibi-Madkot road. Jauljibi bazaar, famous for its annual Jauljibi mela is only 21 km away from Ogla.
The town of Ogla is quite popular for its delicious Namkeen made of besan. Every passenger who stops here for a tea, takes a packet or two of this Namkeen for his/her family. There are many tea stalls, shops and dhabas in the town.
How to Reach Ogla:
Ogla is situated in Didihat Tehsil of Pithoragarh district. It is 43 km away from Pithoragarh, 8 km from Askote, 48 km from Dharchula and 11 km from Didihat. Nearest airport is at Pantnagar, which is at a distance of 256 km. Nearest railway station is Tanakpur, 190 km away. Buses or taxis from Pithoragarh, Tanakpur Dharchula, Kathgodam and Haldwani are available.