Historical Places Of Uttarakhand

December, 2017 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Neha






Champawat

Champawat

Champawat is situated 76 kms from Pithoragarh at an altitude of 1615 mts. Champawat is surrounded by Nepal on the east and is covered by four districts of Kumaon region. Champawat was the ancient capital of the Chand Dynasty. The place is rich in varied flora and fauna and also an ideal spot for bird watching.

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Chaukhutia

Chaukhutia

Chaukhutia is 54 kms from Ranikhet and is on the Ranikhet-Badrinath highway. It is situated in the bank of Ram Ganga River. Chaukhutia's is famous for its historical past and religious significance. Kali temple, Vaishno Devi's temple, ancient fort and ruins of Katyuri dynasty are the places to visit and explore. This place is also famous for fishing centre.
The name Chaukhutia has derived from a Kumaoni word "Chakuta" which means four feet. In Chaukhutia's context four feet means four ways. From here the entire region is easily accessible.

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Doonagiri

Doonagiri

Doonagiri is 47 kms north of Ranikhet. It is rich and known for its historical and religious significance. Also rich in natural splendor it is said and believed that when Lord Hanuman was carrying the Sanjiwani booty a piece fell here and since that day, this place is known as Doonagiri. Here is a Doonagiri Temple which belongs to the goddess Durga. Doonagiri is also adorned by a temple of Vaishno Devi (the famous cave Goddess).

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Dwarahat

Dwarahat

Dwarahat is 32 kms from Ranikhet. It is situated in a wide valley of the river Ramganga which was once the seat of the Katyuri kings who are said to have ruled from the Great Himalayas to the plains.
This place is famous for its 55 cluster temples of Katyuri period with the main attraction of 8 groups temple (Mrityunjay, Dhwaj, Badrinath, Durga, Duijar Deval, Ratan Dewal, Maniyal and Kachri) dating from the 11th century and have some fascinating stone carvings. A famous Kumaoni Mela 'Syalde-Bikhoti Mela' is held in Dwarahat from 13th to 15th April annually.

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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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