CHAMPAWAT DISTRICT STATS ~ essenceofkumaun
AREA: 1766 sq KM
FOREST AREA: 1224 sq KM
DISTRICT HQ: CHAMPAWAT
ALTITUDE: 1615 m
LANGUAGE: Kumaoni, Hindi
BEST SEASON: Oct- May
HISTORY OF CHAMPAWAT ~ essenceofkumaun
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN CHAMPAWAT DISTRICT
What is Champawat famous ?
22 km from Champawat, this ashram is situated at an altitude of 1940 m. Mayawati shot into prominence after the Advait Ashram was established here.
Panorama takes a new meaning as you treat yourself to views of peaks like Trishul, Nanda Kot, Nanda Ghunti and the Nanda Devi spanning in an arc in front of you across a valley.
Pancheshwar lies at confluence of Kali & Saryu. It's famous for Chaumu temple, where an annual fair is held and dip at confluence is considered to be sacred.
Gurdwara Reetha Sahib
Guru Nanak Dev had an encounter with Nath yogis whom he tried to bring to path of active humanitarian service along with remembrance of God’s Name.
Baleshwar temple was built by ruler of Chand Dynasty between 10th - 12th century. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. This is one of the most artistic temples of Kumaon, it showcases intricate stone carving.
Golu Devta Temple
It is dedicated to Golu Devta, a revered local deity in Kumaon and is also called Gwal Devta Temple. A large number of pilgrims come from all over the area to pay respects.
Purnagiri Temple is 92 km from Champawat, and is visited by devotees throughout the year. Devotees come here in large number, particularly during Chaitra Navratri (March April)
At an elevation of 1706 m, Lohaghat is 14 km from Champawat. Lohaghat is situated on bank of river Lohawati and is a centre of historical and mythological importance.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CHAMPAWAT
Devidhura is famous for Varahi Temple. It’s a Culture Heritage Of Bagwal and commonly Practiced on Raksha Bandhan.
VANASUR KA KILA
Built in the honour of Banasura,mythological son of king Bali. From this medieval-era fort one can get panoramic views of surrounding Himalayas.
EK HATIYA NAULA
Its 5 Km away from Champawat and is believed to have been constructed in one night by one handed artisan. One of the Showcase Master Craft.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it was built in 18th century, and exhibits the traditional Kumaoni architecture. Its 0.5 Km from Champawat city.