December 4, 2023

Lohaghat – Hidden Gem of Uttarakhand

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Lohaghat – Hidden Gem of Uttarakhand

It is said that if you want to watch nature closely and get the real pleasure of living in its lap, then Uttarakhand is perfect. Uttarakhand is a popular destination among the state tourists, but when it comes to roaming, only the places of Chakrata, Nainital, Dehradun, Chopta, Oli, Valley of Flowers etc. come to the mind of the tourists, while there are many such secret places in Uttarakhand. , Which are still untouched by the tourists?

That is, tourists are less inclined towards these secret places than other places. Although these places are very beautiful. Anyone knowing about its beauty and the tourist places here will be surprised. One such place in Uttarakhand is Lohaghat.

‘Not in Kashmir but in Lohaghat is real heaven’

Lohaghat may not be a popular destination, but you can plan your trip here. Believe that once you go here, everything here will settle you in your heart forever. The beauty of Lohaghat can be gauged from the fact that once Nainital explorer and Chinese businessman P Baron came here, he said, “Why go to Kashmir if there is a heaven in this world, then it is here in Lohaghat”.

Lohaghat - Hidden Gem of Uttrakhand
Lohaghat – Hidden Gem of Uttrakhand

Historical and religious beliefs make popular

Lohaghat is located on the banks of the Lohawati river in Champawat district of Uttarakhand and is famous for its temples. There are some religious and historical beliefs associated with this place that make it a center of attraction among tourists. The special thing is that there are many popular tourist spots around Lohaghat, such as Shyamala Tal, Devidhura, Gurudwara Reetha Sahib, Abbott Mount, Fort of Vaisasur, Mayawati (Advaita) Ashram and Forty Village.

Best Places to Visit

Advaita Ashram

One of the main attractions here is the Advaita Ashram, which is located in Mayawati. It is a branch of the Ramakrishta Math branch, which is surrounded by beautiful trees of cedar, burans, pine and oaks and provides immense joy and beauty to the people visiting here. This ashram was founded in 1899 by his disciple Swami Swaroopananda and an English disciple with the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda also stayed in this ashram for a few days.

Advaita Ashram

Banasura Fort

It is also an attraction of Lohaghat. Banasura Fort is located about 7 kilometers from here. It is believed that this is the place where Lord Krishna killed a demon named Banasura. On one side of this fort, the high peaks of the Himalayas are seen, on the other side, the Advaita Ashram and other tourist places.

Banasura Fort
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Abbott Mount

This place was discovered independently by an Englishman named John Abbott and hence the place was named Abbott Mount. From the abbot located at an altitude of 7 thousand feet, you can have an enjoyable view of the snow-capped hills of the Himalayas. There are about 13 cottages here, the thrill of living is different.

Abbott Mount

How to reach Lohaghat

By Air: The nearest airport to Lohaghat is Pantnagar Airport, which is located at a distance of 182 km from the city. Cabs or taxis can be hired from Pantnagar to visit Lohaghat.

By Road: If you are planning to go by road then you will not have to face many problems because Lohaghat is connected to other places via roads. There are also buses from Delhi’s Anand Vihar bus stand which will take you to either Lohaghat or Tanakpur.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Lohaghat is Tanakpur, which is 87 km from Lohaghat. By reaching here, you can book a cab or taxi for your destination.

Best time to visit Lohaghat

Talk about the best time to visit Lohaghat, so there is a pleasant weather throughout the year and you can go any month, but the time of summer and winter will be better. The summer season in Lohaghat lasts from April to June, while it starts raining after that. It is better that you plan a tour of Lohaghat in the summer between April and June.

Talk about winter, winter in Lohaghat starts from October and lasts till March. During this time, the temperature here ranges from 2 ° to 10 ° C.

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