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Pithoragarh Town, Pithoragarh, India

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The nearest airport to Pithoragarh is the Pantnagar Airport, which is 241 km away. Pithoragarh does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is in Tanakpur at a distance of 138 km. The best way to travel directly to Pithoragarh is through roadways. A number of private and govt. buses from all the main cities ply to this city on a regular basis. On arrival at Pithoragarh, you can easily commute using public transport. You will find shared jeeps, local buses and autos everywhere in the city. Pithoragarh Fort is located on a hilltop in the outskirts of the city. You can take a taxi to reach the base of the hill and then trek a little to reach the fort.

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about pithoragarh fort

Among the main attractions of the city is counted the Pithoragarh Fort. The fort was built in the year 1789 by the Gurkhas when they took over this town. It is situated atop a hill and is known for offering a mind-blowing view of the Kali Kumao and the entire city. Inside the fort there is a board which says 1005 men from the town of Pithoragarh participated in the First World War of which 32 laid down their lives in the war.  This fort is a must go place for history buffs and nature lovers. Also, make sure you wear your sports shoes as you have to trek to reach this fort. 

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Madhu Chauhan
Madhu Chauhan
Great Place Great Climate
Jun 22 2014
This district of Uttrakhand is famous for its climate and beauty.The landscapes make the place amazingle beautiful.The main attraction of this place is Pithoragarh fort.So,this is a must visit place if you are nature lover and want to explore more :)