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      The district of Pithoragarh is situated in Uttarakhand India. Pithoragarh also known as Mini Kashmir was carved out of Almora District on 24 February 1960.

      Pithoragarh Uttarakhand District Information

      Pithoragarh city is the third largest city of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Pithoragarh district. It is situated at an altitude of 1650 mts above sea - level and is located in the Soar Valley.

      Pithoragarh has a population of around 4,83,489 people living in an area of around 7100 sq kms. The population density is around 68.

      Literacy rate in Pithoragarh is around 82%.

      Pincode - 262501

      STD code - 05964

      Average temperature - 0C to 38C

      Pithoragarh tehsils - 6 - Didihat - Dharchula - Gangolihat - Berinag - Munsiari - pithoragarh

      There are aroud 1580 villages in Pithoragarh.

      Pithoragarh Uttarakhand Tourism Information

      There are many well known temples in and around Pithoragarh. Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple and Dhwaj Shikhar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva are one of the well known temples here.

      Pithoragarh is surrounded by rich green jungles, huge glaciers, snow covered majestic peaks of Nanda Devi (east), Nanda Devi (west), Trishul, Nandakhat, Rajrambha and Panchchuli Group.

      The other tourist attractions of Pithoragarh are the Thal Kedar, Chandak Hills, Narayan Ashram, Askot Wildlife Sanctuary, Pithoragarh Fort and many more.

      This mountain town covered with dense woody forests and challenging undulate terrains is a good location for adventurous sports like skiing, paragliding and trekking in the Milam glacier, Ralam glacier, Namik glacier and Sunder Dhunga glaciers.

      Pithoragarh Uttarakhand Travel Information

      Naini Saini in Pithoragarh is the nearest airport at a distance of 5 kms and Tanakpur is the nearest railway station at a distance of 151 kms . Buses are also available from nearby cities to the place. Nainital is around 210 kms approx, Almora ( 114 kms ) and Delhi ( 484 kms ) from Pithoragarh.

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