The town Pithoragarh is set in a valley popularly known as “Soar” (root meaning is Cool) and lies in the centre of four hills Chandak, Dhwaj, Kumdar and Thal Kedar, and stretches in the southern flank to Jhulaghat demarcated by the Kali river adjoining the barren peaks of Nepal Hills. The view from some of the higher altitudes in Pithoragarh captures the snow-capped peaks of Panch Chulhi, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.
Pithoragarh Fort: Pithoragarh Fort was built by the Gorkhas in the year 1789. This fort is perched on top of the hill in the outskirts of Pithoragarh town.
Dhwaj Temple: There are two routes to reach Dhwaj Temple. You can either reach this place by an adventurous trek of 4km or you can drive 10kms to reach this imposing place. This shrine is visited by people of the Kumaon region and is revered by the locales. Dwaj is a sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Maa Jayanti. The views of the legendary Himalayas are astonishing and awe inspiring from Dhwaj Temple. It is perched at an elevation of 2100mts above sea level.
Thal Kedar: Thal Kedar is situated 16kms from Pithoragarh. This place is visited by many Shaiva pilgrims – ‘followers of Lord Shiva’. This place is visited by large number of Shaivite’s during the annual fair of Shivratri.
Kapileshwar Mahadev: This sacred shrine is situated at a short distance of 3km from Pithoragarh. There is cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at this place. The views of the Soar valley and snow laden Himalayas is ravishing and mesmerizing from Kapileshwar Mahadev.
Chandak: It is situated at a distance of 8kms from Pithoragarh affording splendid views of the gigantic Himalayan range. There is a Manu Temple here is which holds great importance amongst the locales.
Munsyari(2290 Mt.) : Minsyari is famous for its picturesque beauty and trekking excursions. Its 128 km from Pithoragarh and its popular with high altitude trekkers and adventure enthusiasts as this place is the base of Milam, Ralam and Namik Glaciers.