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About Darchula

Dharchula, a town in the region of Pithoragarh in the northern state of India, is located in a valley on the coast of the Kali River, on the Trans-Himalaya trade routes. Being on the coast of the Kali River, Dharchula is known as a popular destination for tourists going to Chhota Kailash Yatra from Kailash Mansarovar. This small town, which hosts Kumaonis and Bhotiyas, is different from the other places of Uttarakhand and worth visiting for its rich culture. The Panchachuli peaks are ready for exploration by lovers of natural activities with their magnificent views.

Jauljibi is a quite popular place where you can spend a nice time; it attracts a lot of attention with Gori Ganga and Kali rivers. Located 23 kilometers far from the district, the fair organized in November is the most crowded and active time of Jauljibi. Askot Sanctuary, where the lovers of the wilderness can spend a nice time, hosts various types of flora and fauna. The sacred area of Askot Sanctuary has an altitude of 2 meters on average over the sea level. In these lands, you can have a journey to explore special species such as snow leopards, black bears, pheasants and musk deer, and follow walking tracks.

Om Parvat, also known as Adi Kailash, Little Kailash, Jonglingkong Peak, Baba Kailash and Chhota Kailash, is a popular region of pilgrimage close to Adi Kailash Mountain and in the Himalaya Mountain Range of India. If you would like to reach this mountain, where the snow accumulating at the peak is thought to resemble OM breathing and which is considered holy, you can join hiking tours in the region. After reaching here, you can set off for Parvati and Jonglingkong Lake and set up a camp there.

Narayan Ashram, founded by Sri Narayan Swami in 1936, is a fascinating spot for tourists with its social and spiritual activities. We would like to remind you that you should check whether you will be able to stay in the center, which only has a capacity of 40 people, before you set off. You should allocate one day for Chirkila Dam, which is located 20 kilometers away from the city center and constructed along Kali River that provides energy to nearby regions, and have a walk in nature and make use of picnic points here. Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple, which is famous for exotic views of the Himalayas and devoted to Lord Shiva, is 3 kilometers far from Pithoragarh. After visiting this ancient cave temple devoted to Lord Shiva (Mahadev), you can explore Kapileshwar Mahadev cave nearby. The most impressive characteristic of Nakuleshwar Temple, another temple devoted to Lord Shiva, is its Khajuraho style architecture. You can explore this impressive structure and enjoy the mesmerizing view.

Tibetan salt and wool are still traded in Dharchula Bazaar, which is at a 15-minute walking distance from the south of Purang, today. In the bazaar, which consists of 6 or 7 rows of shops, you can find clothes, jewelry, coffee and perfumes to gift to your beloved ones and for your home. It would be appropriate to plan your journey to Dharchula by avoiding the monsoon and winter season. For this reason, the best period to travel to Dharchula is the time between September and January.

Weather in Darchula

DayMin - Max
WednesdayMin 24ºC - Max 29ºC
ThursdayMin 25ºC - Max 28ºC
FridayMin 24ºC - Max 31ºC
SaturdayMin 24ºC - Max 27ºC
SundayMin 24ºC - Max 30ºC

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