Mahakali Temple is one of the most famous shrines located in Gangolihat (35 km from Chaukori). The temple gained prominence after being chosen by Adi Guru Sankaracharya to set up the Mahakali Shakti Peetha.
Goats and Lambs are sacrificed by devotees to please the Goddess to fulfil their wishes. This temple is also known as Haat Kalika Mandir among visitors. The popular Haat Kalika fair is held here when the place gets drenched in colour and vibrates to the beat of drums.
The Chamunda Temple is also worth visiting and is a shrine located at a distance of 2 km from here. According to localites, spirits wander freely near the temple premises during late hours of nights.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a cave temple situated at an elevation of 1350 m above sea level, in the nearby village of Bhuvneshwar. Though this temple is primarily devoted to Lord Shiva, it is believed that the cave is an abode of 33 crore Gods and Goddesses.
A thin tunnel leads to the cave where one can find numerous stalagmite rock formations and intricately carved images of various Gods. Patal Bhuvaneshwar is located at a distance of 16 km from the north-east direction of Gangolihat and offers spectacular views of Rajrambha, Panchachuli, Nanda Devi and Nanda Khat peaks.
The religious fervour of the place is so high that it is considered by many as being equivalent to the holy Char Dham.
Ulka Devi Temple is a popular shrine located on the Pithoragarh Chandak motor road. A tourist rest house and a memorial dedicated to martyrs are located near the temple. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the Soar Valley from this place.
Nagmandir of Berinag is an important shrine located in the Berinag village. This is a snake temple bordered by trees and ravines. It is believed that the Pants of Maharashtra came here in the 14th century to settle down and they saw various colourful snakes in large numbers in this place.
This led to the construction of a snake temple which was named 'Nagmandir'. According to another popular belief, after defeating the Kalinag, Lord Krishna advised him to leave the river Yamuna. After that Kalinag, accompanied by many followers, possibly came to this place.
Ghunsera Devi Temple is situated inside the Ghunsera caves perched on a hilltop. The Asurchula Temple is also located nearby. The temples are enshrined with the stone images of various gods and goddesses. According to beliefs, these stone images were installed by the Khol kings of the Kartikeya Pura. Among all the images, two of them date back to the Gupta period.
Kamaksha Temple is a hill-top temple located at a distance of 7 km from Pithoragarh. Tourists can enjoy a panaroma of the nearby mountain ranges from the hillock. An army cantonment base is situated near the Kamaksha Temple.