Mayawati / Mayabati is a charming village located at the foothills of the Himalayas
, in Champawat District
. It is within 7 km from Lohaghat
The word 'Mayawati' is derived from 'Maipet', which means the holy place of the mother.
Major attraction here is the Mayawati Ashram (Advaita Ashram). This ashram is a favourite haunt of spiritualists from all over the world. It is situated in the middle of a tea estate, at an altitude of around 2000 m above the sea level. Boarding and lodging is available for visitors at the ashram, on request. There is also a library and a small museum at Mayawati.
Mayawati is also a famous hunting destination. A variety of wild animals including tigers are seen there.
The nearest railway station is Tanakpur Railway Station(100 km).