Pithoragarh District having its entire northern and eastern boundaries being international, assumes a great strategic significance and, obviously, is a politically sensitive district along the northern frontier of India. Being the last district adjoining Tibbet, it has tremendous strategic importance as the passes of Lipulekh, Kungribingri, Lampia Dhura, Lawe Dhura, Belcha and Keo, open out to Tibbet. The breath taking beauty of Pithoragarh – Himalayas, wide expenses of grassy meadow, perennial streams roaring down the zig-zag course, a stupendous variety of flora and fauna, above all, pure nature yet unsullied, seem to beckon the beholder into their folds, into a charmed world of virgin beauty.
An idyllic hill-station, Pithoragarh is a dream destination for those looking for a trip away from the crowd. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, specially the Panchachuli Peaks which overlook lush green Saur valley criss-crossed by meandering rivers and waterfalls cutting across forests, the town of Pithoragarh is a nature-lover’s paradise. Perched at a height of 1,645 m above sea level, Pithoragarh serves as the headquarters of its eponymous district.
The third-largest city of the Kumaon region, Pithoragarh is popular as being the starting point for treks to the Milam Glacier and the Darma Valley. Being a border town, Pithoragarh is also an important base of the Indian Army. Historically, the town was a major centre of power during the reign of the Chand Kings in Kumaon and even today some remnants of that time exist.
List of Districts in Uttarakhand
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