Pithoragarh Fort


This renovated historic fort was built by Gurkas in 1791 before being taken over by the British in 1815 who named it London Fort. There's a museum opening in the main British-era stone administrative building that sits next to an impressive banyan tree. For wonderful views be sure to walk the length of its ramparts.

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1. Chandak


A popular outing from Pithoragarh is the 7km traipse up to Chandak (1830m), a hilltop village and forested area offering sublime viewpoints of the Soar…

2. Jageshwar Temple

21.68 MILES

Surrounded by peaceful deodar forest is this cluster of 124 picturesque temples and shrines dating to the 7th century AD. They vary from linga shrines to…

3. Jageshwar Archaeological Museum

21.81 MILES

The small but worthwhile Jageshwar Archaeological Museum houses a collection of exquisite, detailed religious carvings dating from the 9th- to 13th…

4. Dandeshwar Temple

22.07 MILES

Sitting 2km outside Jageshwar on the approach to town is this attractive but low-key complex of 7th-century temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.