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Didihat Tourism

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.

Places of Tourist Attraction in Didihat

Here is a list of all the amazing tourist spots in Didihat

Munsyari

It is perched at an altitude of 2135 meters above the sea level and it is the base camp for treks to Namik, Milam and Ralam Glaciers. While the base camp for Narayan Swami Ashram, Mansarovar Yatra and Adi Kailash Yatra is Dharchula. The region is also known as Johar Valley and the other places to see around Munsyari are the alpine lakes of Thamri Kund and Maheshwari Kund

Johar Valley

Pithoragarh Fort

The Pithoragarh Fort was established in the year 1789 by the Gorkha Rulers. It is located on the outskirts of Didhat on the top of a hill.

Kapilehswar Mahadev

Kapileshwar Mahadev is a cave located around 3 km from Didihat. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the cave temple of Kalipeshwar Mahadev. Tourists can enjoy a beautiful view of the Himalayan Ranges and the Soar Valley.

Dhwaj Temple

It is one of the poplar shrines in Didihat that is dedicated to Maa Jayanti and Lord Shiva. The Dhwaj Temple is located about 4 km on foot and 10 km by road from Didihat. It also offers a breathtaking voew of the surrounding mountains and region.

Nakuleshwara Temple

It is been believed that the temple was built by the two brothers of Pandavas - Sahdev and Nakul. Situated at Athgaon Shilling area, the temple is at a distance of 10 km from Didihat.

Askot Sanctuary

Nestled at an altitude of 5412 feet above the sea level, Askot is a beautiful sanctuary situated around 54 km from Didihat. It is a place for adventure buffs and wildlife enthusiasts. The variety of wild animals in the Askot Sanctuary are snow cocks, snow leopards, musk deers, tahra, Himalayan black beers, koklas, bharals, chukors, chirs and pheasants. The sanctuary is filled with lush green flora and one can dot many temples here. The place also offers a beautiful view of the mighty Himalayas.

Askot Wildlife Sanctuary in Didihat

Chaukori

Chaukori is a small hill town with a pleasant climate and magical views of the snow covered Himalayas. Located around 112 km form Didihat, the entire region is filled with orchards and tea gardens. The scared site of Gangolihat which is famous for the Hatkalika Fair celebrated during ashtami of Chaitra month at the Kalika Temple. The temple is visited by devotes with drums and flags to worship Goddess Kalika.

Jhulaghat

Named after the hanging bridge on the Kali River, Jhulaghat is a small town located on the Indo - Nepal border. There is a small marjet in Jhulaghat of electronic items and Nepali goods. Jhulaghat is also the way to enter Nepal.

Jhulaghat in Didihat

Narayan Ashram

Located around 136 km from Didihat, the Narayan Ashram was built by Narayan Swami in the year 1936. It is a spiritual and socio - educational site that is located at an elevation of 2734 meters above the sea level. It is surrounded by scenic beauty. The ashram has a school in its premises that imparts education to the local youths. The school is supported by a library, Samadhi sthal and a meditation room.

Patal Bhuvaneshwar

Patal Bhuvaneshwar means the sub - terranian shrine of Lord Shiva. It is a cave temple which is situated at a distance of around 91 km from Didihat. One will have to cross a tunnel and a cave on the way to the temple. It also has a dark passage of water.

Places to See around Didihat

Apart from the eye catching tourist places in Didihat, there are many amazing locations around Didhat as well. Here is a list of all the places which you can visit while going to Didihat.

Milam Glacier
  • Adi Kailash
  • Arjuneshwar Temple
  • Berinag
  • Chaukori
  • Dharchula
  • Gangolihat
  • Milam Glacier
  • Panchachuli Peaks
  • Pithoragarh
  • Bageshwar
  • Champawat
  • Almora
  • Ranikhet

Hotels in Didihat

As it is a small town, Didihat has limited options for accommodation. There are no luxury hotels or resorts in the town. Didihat has only two hotels but they possess a large number of rooms where they can accommodate the tourists. Both the hotels in Didihat provide a comfortable and neat stay. The few staying options in Didihat are listed below

Shiva Guest House
Address: Near Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Didihat
Tarriff: 300 INR onwards

Restaurants in Didihat

As it is a small town, there not many eating out options in Didhat. The only Restaurant available in the town is OM Restaurant. The details are given below

OM Restaurant
Address: Main Market, Didihat,
Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand
Contact Number: 09760381327, 09756858181

KMVN Tourist Rest House
Contact Number: 05942 - 231436, 08650002520 (Mobile)
Fax: 05942 - 236374
Email: crckmvn@gmail.com
Website: kmvn.gov.in
Tariff: 700 INR onwards

How to Reach Didihat

By Air
Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport from Didhat located at a distance of 229 km. The airport is situated in the district of Nainital in Uttarakhand. One can easily hire a taxi from Pantnagar Airport to Didihat, Champawat and Pithoragarh. Pantbagar terminal is connected to New Delhi Airport by four round flights every week. Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) is the nearest international airport from Didihat.

By Rail
The railheads that are nearest from Didihat town are Kathagodam and Tanakpur. Both the railway stations of Kathagodam and Tanakpur are 195 km and 198 km away from Didihat respectively. Tourists can take a bus or hire a taxi from the railway station to Didihat. The railway stations of Tanakpur and Kathagodam are very well connected to all the major cities of the nation.

By Road
Buses are available from Anand Vihar ISBT to Almora, Champawat, Haldwani, tanakpur and many other cities. You can easily hire a local taxi from these places to reach Didihat. Didhat is well connected by motorable roads. Also, buses and taxis are available from the entire Kumaon region to Didihat. Didihat is connected by National Highway 125.

Didihat Road Distance from Major Cities

It is always advisable to have a clear knowledge about the route and distance about a particular place you are planning to visit. Didihat is an amazing location where you can plan for a vacation with family and friends. Tourists can enjoy the natural beauty in Didihat. Here, is a list of the distances from the major cities to Didihat which will definitely help you while traveling to the town.

Road that Leads to Didihat

Delhi to Didihat - 476 km
Haldwani to Didihat - 200 km
Almora to Didihat - 118 km
Kausani to Didihat - 112 km
Nainital to Didihat - 179 km
Bageshwar to Didihat - 74 km
Ranikhet to Didihat - 153 km
Haridwar to Didihat - 380 km
Moradabad to Didihat - 312 km
Champawat to Didihat - 138 km
Lohaghat to Didihat - 125 km
Pithoragarh to Didihat - 65 km
Dharchula to Didihat - 64 km
Binsar to Didihat - 89 km
Patal Bhuvaneswar to Didihat - 91 km
Tanakpur to Didihat - 195 km
Abbott Mount to Didihat - 120 km
Khatima to Didihat - 199 km

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