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Dharchula Attractions - Tourist Places To Visit In Dharchula

  • 01Kali River

    Kali River

    Kali River emerges from the greater Himalaya at Kalapaani. This place is perched at an elevation of 3600 m above sea level in Pithoragarh District. There is a Kali Temple located here from where the river got its name. The river acts as a natural divider between India and Nepal; in India, it flows through Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh (where the name changes to river Sharda).

    After joining the river Gori Ganga at Jauljibi, it finally merges with the holy river Ganga. Tourists can enjoy white water rafting in various challenging tracks of the Kali River.

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  • 02Chirkila Dam

    Chirkila Dam

    Chirkila Dam is a hydro power plant located at a distance of 20 km from Dharchula. This dam has been constructed over the river Kali and produces 1500 KW electricity. Tourists can see a beautiful lake which is connected to the dam. This site is a popular picnic spot among visitors.

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  • 03Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary

    Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary is a popular tourist hotspot, located at a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh. This sanctuary was set up with a prime objective of conserving musk deer, scientifically known as Moschus leucogaster. Apart from musk deer, other animals found in the park are leopard, jungle cat, civet cat, barking deer, serow, goral, brown bear, snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, and bharal, among others.

    Besides, this sanctuary offers an opportunity to observe various species of birds, like snowcocks, Himalayan monals, pheasants and chukors. The Askot Sanctuary was established in the year 1986 in the Kumaon region and is nestled at an elevation of 5412 ft above sea level. There are many temples located in the vicinity of the sanctuary as well.


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  • 04Om Parvat

    Om Parvat, perched at an altitude of 6191 m is one of the mountains of the Himalayan mountain range. The mountain is also known by the name Little Kailash, Adi Kailash, Baba Kailash and Jonglingkong Peak. Owing to the pattern of snow settlement in the form of 'Om' or 'Aum' syllable, this peak holds religious significance in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

    Located in the vicinity of the Indian-Tibetan border, this mountain offers a splendid view of the snow-enveloped peaks of Annapurna. During Adi-Kailash yatra, travellers can enjoy the magnificent view of the river Kali, water falls, dense forests and Narayan Ashram.

    Gauri Kund, situated at the foot of the mountain is famous for the water of which reflects the image of the mountain. Adventure lovers can enjoy trekking in the region; starting and ending point of the journey is Tawaghat, which is the meeting point of the river Kali and Dhauli.

    If time permits, travellers can also visit Jonglingkong Lake, which is considered to be as pious as Mansarovar. The mountain of Parwati Muhar can also be seen from here, the snow of which looks beautiful in the sun.

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