Pithoragarh is a beautiful mountain city which lies in a small valley in Pithoragarh District
. It serves as the district headquarters and is situated at an altitude of about 1,650 m above sea level. The city was once an important landmark of the Chand Rajas of
. The route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra touches this city. Many rivers originate from the Pithoragarh mountains situated here, which are covered with dense forest and houses a wide variety of animals and birds. It also serves as a treasure house for mountaineers, botanists and religious minded tourists.
The nearest airport is Pantnagar, 151 km and the railhead is at