Excursion In Champawat

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Swati Singh




Champawat District is part of the eastern Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand. It is bounded on the north by Pithoragarh District, on the east by Nepal, on the south by Udham Singh Nagar District, on the west by Nainital District, and on the northwest by Almora District. The town of Champawat is the administrative headquarters.



Abbot Mount

Abbot Mount

Abbot Mount is situated 8 kms. away from Lohaghat is approximately at a height of 2001 mtrs. A true peaceful and less exploited destination, Abbot is a right place to visit for excursion and trekking. On the hill top of Abbot two places which are of utmost attraction is the picturesque and beautiful church set and an old cricket pitch.
Nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 163 Kms from here. The nearest airport is at Pantnagar. If you are coming by road from Delhi, you can take NH 24 to Rampur via Moradabad and then NH 87 to Rudrapur via Bilaspur. From Rudrapur, NH 125 leads to Marorakhan via Champawat and Lohaghat from where a state highway will lead to Abbott Mount.

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Baleshwar Temple

Baleshwar Temple

Baleshwar Temple is believed to be built by the Chand rulers between 10 - 12 century A.D. It is located in the center of Champawat city. Baleshwar temple is dedicated to lord Shiva is known for its magnificent stone carvings and its protected monuments. There are evidences of temples dedicated to Baleshwar, Ratneshwar and Champawati Durga being built by the early kings of the Chand dynasty.

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Banasur Ka Kila (Fort)

Banasur Ka Kila (Fort)

Banasur Ka Kila is a fort which was built during the medieval times is said to be associated with legendary Vanasur, who was assassinated here. The Lohawati river originates nearby.

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Ek Hathiya Ka Naula

Ek Hathiya Ka Naula

Ek Hathiya Ka Naula is located at a distance of 5 kms. from Champawat. Famous for its unique architecture Ek Hathiya Ka Naula is believed to have been built overnight by an armed artisan.

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Lohaghat

Lohaghat

Lohaghat situated at 1645 mtrs. above the sea level is located within Champawat District of Uttarakhand on the banks of the River Lohawati. Blessed with natural beauty Lohaghat is a hillstation attracting tourist from round the world, round the year. Being one of the most scenic places in Uttarakhand Lohaghat has also the historical and mythological significance.
Nearest rail head is Tanakpur which is 89 kms. from here. Nearest Airport is at Pantnagar, 120 kms. away.

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