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About Didihat

Perched at an elevation of 5659 feet above sea level, Didihat is a town and nagar panchayat located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Didihat derived its name from the Kumaoni language where Dand means a small hillock. It is a deep Himalayan destination and is located at the top of the Digtarh plains along with river Charamgad or Bhadigad streaming below. Didihat is a beautiful hill station and has a wide variety of flora and fauna. The place offers picturesque views of the valley that is surrounded by attractive ridges. It is on the pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar fromw hwer you can enjoy the view of the snow covered Himalayas including the Panchachuli peaks. “Haat Valley” is the valley below Didihat and the area is fertile here.

Didihat Town

History of Didihat

Historically, the town of Didihat was ruled by the Malla Kings of Sirakot. Didihat was under the rule of Doti Kingdom of Nepal till the time of King Hari Malla. Later, during the time of Rudra Chand who was the ruler of Chand Dynasty in 1581 AD, defeated the Raikas of Doti and came into power. Even today, tourists can see few remnants of ancient temples and forts.

Geography of Didihat

Didihat is a famous tourist destination located at a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh. The small beautiful town of Didihat is full of flora and fauna. The place is very serene and offers view of pure natural beauty. The splendid natural town of Didihat is located geographically at 29.9700° N latitude and 80.1500° E longitude. Berinag is the nearest town from Didihat which is known for its natural beauty, tea gardens and nag mandirs. Tourists can enjoy clear view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks from Didihat, especially of Trishuli and Panchachuli.

Step Farms in Didihat

Climate of Didihat

The climatic conditions of Didihat are quite pleasant for most of the months of the year. Summers are good for sightseeing while winters are blessed with heavy snowfall.

Summers in Didihat
The summer months in Didihat starts from April till June. The climate remains quite moderate and pleasant with a maximum temperature of 20°C. The lowest temperature during the summer months is 7°C. Summer would be the best time for temple visits, sightseeing and for a trip to the nearby locations.

Monsoons in Didihat
Monsoons start from August and stays till November. The monsoon season in Didihat is accompanied by light showers where the nights become chilly but the daytime is quite pleasant.

Winters in Didihat
The chilly days in Didihat starts from December till March. The average range of temperature during winters is 4°C while the maximum temperature never crosses 8°C. Tourists usually avoid this season as the valley is becomes covered with heavy snowfall during the winters.

Population of Didihat

According to the report of India Census 2011, Didhat had a total population of 4805 and the sex ratio was 55% males while the rest 45 % were females. Out of the total population in Didihat, the 12% of the population is under the age of 6 years. As per the survey of 2011, the average literacy rate of Didihat town is 79%.

Tourist Places in Didihat

The deep Himalayan tourist destination of Didihat is located in Uttarakhand. It is a place with pure natural beauty. The tourist spots in Didihat are a pleasure to the eyes. The whole region is full of lush green flora. The climate is very soothing and is a place for adventure lovers. Tourists can enjoy activities like trekking, skiing, mountain cycling etc. Sirakot (Malaynath Mandir) of Lord Shiva (Bholenath) is one of the famous temples in Didihat. Read More

Administration of Didihat

Administratively, Didihat is a tehsil and a sub division of the district of Pithoragarh. The entire tehsil of Didihat is separated into three development blocks. They are - Didihat, Berinag and Kanalichhina. The Assembly Elections were held in Didihat in 2012 and the current MLA in power is Bishan Singh Chuphal from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). The Civil Judge (Junior Division) of Didihat is Sri. Ravi Prakash.

Utility and Services of Didihat

Utility Services in DidihatLike any other Government, the administration of Didihat also works towards the betterment of the town as well as for the development of the local citizens. There are few private organizations also that work for the improvement of the public utility services in Didihat. The town is equipped with many services such as a good banking sector, postal services, cooking gas services, electricity services etc. Here is a list of all the utility service providers in Didihat.

Banks in Didihat

Didihat has both nationalized and private bank branches spread all over the town. There are many popular public banks running in Didihat such as State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India. The private bank operating in Didihat is IDBI Bank Ltd. The details of all the bank branches in Didihat are summarized below

State Bank of India
City: Didihat
District: Pithoragarh
State: Uttarakhand
IFSC Code: SBIN0001385
Branch Code: 001385
MICR Code: 262002027
Address: Didihat,
District - Pithoragarh,
Uttarakhand 262551
Contact Number: 05964 - 232129, 232699

Union Bank of India
City: Didihat
District: Pithoragarh
State: Uttarakhand
IFSC Code: UBIN0568139
Address: GIC Road,
Pithoragarh District,
Didihat, Uttarakhand - 262551

Punjab National Bank
District: Pithoragarh
State: Uttarakahnd
IFSC Code: PUNB0692300
Branch Code: 692300
MICR Code: 262024852
Address: PNB Gandhi Chowk,
Main Market Didihat,
District - Pithoragarh,
Uttarakhand 262551
Contact Number: 09756606331 (Mobile)

IDBI Bank Ltd.
District: Pithoragarh
State: Uttarakahnd
IFSC Code: IBKL0768P02
Branch Code: 768P02
MICR Code: 262813002
Address: Main Market Didihat,
District - Pithoragarh,
Uttarakhand 262551

ATMs in Didihat

There is only one ATM in Didihat of State Bank of India. The details are given below

State Bank of India ATM
Address: GIC Link Road,
Didihat, District - Pithoragarh,
Uttarakhand 262551

Post Office in Didihat

Didihat has the postal services that provide services like speed post, speed mail etc. The postal service in Didihat comes under the Indian Postal Services. Private couriers have not yet started running in Didihat. The post office details in Didihat are as follows

Post Office Name: Didihat
Pin Code: 262551
Post Office Status: Sub Office (Delivery)
Head Post Office: Pithoragarh H.O.
Postal Division: Pithoragarh
Postal Region: Dehradun
Postal Circle: Uttarakhand
Taluka: Didihat
District: Pithoragarh
State: Uttarakhand
Post Office Address: The Post Master,
Didihat Post Office,
Didihat Taluk, Pithoragarh District,
Uttarakahnd, Pin Code - 262551
Contact Number: 05964 - 232285

Gas Service in Didihat

The details of the only Gas Connection centre in Didihat are mentioned here

Didihat Gas Service
Address: KMVN unit,
Didihat, Pithoragarh District
Contact Number: 05964 - 232157

Electricity Services in Dharchula

Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) is the services provider of electricity in the district of Pithoragarh. UPCL has its electricity spread in 13 districts which are known as sub - stations and Pithoragarh is one of them. UPCL is the first electrical utility in India to employ women and has initiated women empowerment through Self Help Groups, franchisees for revenue collection, meter reading and bill distribution.

Emergency Services in Didihat

Emergency Services of DidihatDidihat is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. People from all over the globe visit Didihat to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Thus, in order to provide a comfortable and safe trip to all the visitors and a secured life to the locals, the government has come up with many grievance addressable departments such as police, fire services, ambulance etc. The list of all the emergency contacts in Didihat are mentioned here

Didihat Police Station

Contact Number: 05964 - 232128, 09411112892 (Mobile)

Important Police Contact Numbers in Dharchula
Superintendent of Police: 05964 - 225539
Deputy Superintendent of Police: 05964 - 225539
Police Wireless Office: 05964 - 225402
Police Lines: 05964 - 225130

Dharchula Fire Services

Fire Services in Dharchula comes under the Fire Station of Pithoragarh. The contact details are mentioned here
Contact Number: 05964 - 225314

Ambulance Services in Dharchula

Air ambulance service is the flying helicopter that has all the ICU facilities. The Air Ambulance Service in Didihat serves both in domestic and international sectors. Didihat has the Air Ambulance Services and the hospitals in Didihat works with the Air Ambulance Services. The service team in Didihat remains ready to fly and are equipped with also the space program, advanced trauma life support systems, advanced cardiac life support systems to serve the ones who are in need.

The air ambulance service in Didihat has the following features:
  • Medical Escort 24/7
  • Babies and children needing emergencies
  • Multi trauma cases
  • Transplant recipient
  • All the multi specialty
  • ICU to ICU transfer (inter hospital intensive care patients)
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Spinal cord/ head injury
  • Ventilator-dependant patients
  • Medical attention, ACLS, ITLS care
  • Medical equipment transport cardiac monitor, high density infusion pump, ventilator, defibilter
  • Advance ICU support
  • Doctor and aero nurse will be available in air ambulance

Contact Number: 09540161344, 09845446634, 09645744117
International Line: 0091 9540161344
Email: airambulance@airambulanceaviation.com, info@airambulance.co.in

Hospitals in Didihat

Over the years, Didihat has become an important tourist destination for the natural beauty of the region. Thus, there have been plans of continuous developments in the healthcare system of the town. The healthcare facility in Didihat is not much advanced now. The town has two clinics where the local citizens as well as tourist can go for their emergency medical needs. Here is a summarized list of the medical clinics in Didihat

Community Hospital Centre
Address: Hospital Road,
Didihat, Uttarakhand - 262551

Mehara Health Clinic
Address: Roadways Station,
Didihat, Uttarakahnd - 262551
Contact Number: 09997366388 (Mobile)

Chemist Shops in Didihat

There is only one Chemist Shop in Didihat from where you can get all your medicines for emergency needs. The details of the Chemist Shop in Didihat are mentioned below

Jai Pharmacy
Address: Didihat, Pithoragarh - 262551

Didihat at a Glance

State: Uttarakhand
District: Pithoragarh
Time Difference: 8 minutes
Time Zone: IST (UTC + 5:30)
STD Code: 05964
Pin Code: 262551
Language: Kumaoni and Hindi

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