Pithoragarh is a beautiful hill town which lies in the heart of the western half of the Soar Valley in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, was carved out of the district of Almora in 1960. This appealing tourist destination resembles the Kashmir valley, which is on a miniature scale. This beautiful tourist destination is known for its scenic views of the snow-capped peaks of Panch Chulhi, Nanda Devi and Nanda.
Pithoragarh is within the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state. The Tibet plateau is situated to the north and Nepal is to the east. The Kali River originates from Kalapaani and flows south, forming the eastern border with Nepal. The Hindu pilgrimage route for Mount Kailash-Lake Manasarovar passes through this district via Lipulekh Pass in the greater Himalayas.
At the 2011 census, the total population of the district was 485,993. The total literacy rate was 82.93 percent.
How to Reach Pithoragarh By Air :
The nearest airport to Pithoragarh city is Naini Saini airport, which is around 5 kilo meters away from the region. You can easily get taxis to the reach any destination in Pithoragarh from Naini Saini airport. The fare for the Dehradun-Pithoragarh, Delhi – Pithoragarh flight has been fixed at Rs 4,000.
How to Reach Pithoragarh By Rail :
The nearest Railway Station to Pithoragarh is located in Tanakpur. The total distance from Tanakpur Railway station to Pithoragarh is almost 138 kilometers. Travelers can easily get numbers of buses and taxis to reach the exact destination from outside the railway station. Tanakpur is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India as trains to Tanakpur are frequent with major destinations of India.
How to Reach Pithoragarh By Road:
Haldwani and Tanakpur are two entry points for entering Pithoragarh by Buses. Pithoragarh is well connected by metallic roads with all major destinations of Uttarakhand. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar, ISBT Dehradun, New Delhi are available to reach Pithoragarh.
The shortest distance between Dehradun and Pithoragarh is 538 kms(334 miles), you will need around 14 hours to travel Pithoragarh by Road. The shortest distance between Delhi and Pithoragarh is 513 kms (321 miles), you will need around 16 hours to travel Pithoragarh by Road.
Pithoragarh Road Distance
- Agra via Kasganj 492 Km
- Almora via Daniya 120 Km
- Bareilly via Tanakpur 251 Km
- Dehradun via Tanakpur 538 Km
- Delhi via Tanakpur 513 Km
- Gwaldam via Berinag 206 Km
- Haldwani via Almora 218 Km
- Moradabad via Khatima 329 Km
- Nainital via Almora 188 Km
- Pilibhit via Tanakpur 215 Km