Champawat Uttarakhand and Places to Visit Nearby

Champawat District

Champawat, the smallest district of Uttarakhand, is a popular tourism destination with gasconade historical significance, nature thunders, pilgrimage locations, and various outdoor activities. The district headquarters of Champawat is Quaint. The pages of history describe this town as the capital of Chand Rulers and preserve ancient fortresses centuries ago.

Except for its historical importance, this place is also very famous for its beautiful architecture and engravings on the temples. Baleshwar Mahadev is eating them. Champawat is a beautiful town with blown landscapes and terraced fields, which covers the valley. Champawat offers the tourists virtually everything they expect from nature, ranging from pleasant climates to varied wildlife and good places and treks. Lofty Himalayan Peaks offers heart-touching views and many plentiful things to do in Champawat.

According to mythological legends, Lord Visnu appeared here as ‘Kurma Avtar'(the tortoise). The story of Golu Devta is also associated with Gorilla Chaur of Champawat. Jim Corbett, the famous hunter, came here in the 1st decade of the 20th century to hunt for man-eating tigers. His first book, “Man-eaters of Kumaon ” is related to Champawat district.

Best Places to Visit in Champawat

Baleshwar Temple:

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built by Chand Rulers. Baleshwar Temple is a marvellous symbol of stone engraving work. There isn’t any historical calligraphy that dates to the Baleshwar Temple. It is believed that the temple was built between the 10-12th century A.D. Baleshwar Temple Photos.

Ek Hathiya Ka Naula:

5Km from the main Champawat city and it is believed that it was constructed in just one night by the one-handed artisan.

Nagnath Temple:

Another excellent example of the ancient architecture of Kumaon.


It is a historical town 14 Km from Champawat, set on the banks of River Lohawati, and is noted for its natural beauty and mythological legends.

Abbott Mount:

This beautiful city is just 8Km from Champawat city, and offers a peaceful and secret holiday time. It offers a blown view of Himalayan peaks.

Mayawati Ashram(9 Km):

The Ashram amidst scenic surroundings attracts many spirituals from all over the country and world. Swami Vivekanand decided to shift the publication office of “Prabuddh Bharata” from Madras to Mayawati when they visit Almora in 1898.

Kranteshwar Mahadev:

The sacred shrine on top of a hill to the east of Champawat is known as Kandev or Kurmapad.

Devidhura(45 Km):

The entrancing site is known for the Varahi Temple, where a unique tradition of Bagwal(stone-throwing between two groups of people) is practiced on Raksha Bandhan. Jim Corbett’s book tale “Temple Tiger” is associated with the Devidhura temples. An excellent site for trekking. Know more about Devidhura.

Vanasur Ka Kila(7 Km):

This fort was built during medieval times and is said to be associated with the legendary Vanasur, who was killed here. The Lohawati River originates near the fort.


56 Km from Champawat city and is famous for Swami Vivekanand Ashram on the bank of the beautiful Shyamlatal Lake. The bluish water of the lake sprawls over an area of 1.5 sq. Km.

How to Reach Champawat – Travel Guide Champawat

By Road:

Champawat district is well connected to all the national highways and other branched roads of Uttarakhand.

Road Routes from Champawat

Champawat to Nainital – 233 Kms,

Champawat to 193 Kms,

Champawat to Pithoragarh – 75 Kms,

Champawat to Tanakpur – 75 Kms

By Train:

Nearest railway station for Champawat is Tanakpur(75 Kms)

By Air:

The nearest airport for Champawat is Naini-Saini, which is in Pithoragarh(72 Kms). The nearest operational airport is Pantnagar at Udham Singh Nagar

Stats of Champawat District

  • District Headquarters: Champawat
  • Population of Champawat: 2,59,315
  • Literacy Rate: 71.11%
  • Languages are spoken in Champawat: Kumaoni, Hindi
  • Area: 1781 sq Km
  • Altitude: 1610 m
  • Best Season to visit Champawat: Throughout the year
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