10 Aug Top 5 Places To visit in Champawat – Uttarakhand Tourism
Champawat was a capital of Chand Rulers and they built some finest temples of all time and Baleshwar temple is one of them. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The excellent stone carving work done in 16th century is the main highlight of this site. Many devotees come here to worship lord shiva throughout the year. If you are in Kumaon than don’t miss to visit this place.
Banasur ka Kila
Banasur, A man with 1000 arms is a eldest son King Bali who holds an important place in Hindu Mythology. was a devotee of lord Shiva. The fort is the originator of the river Lohawati and a perfect spot to see the beauty of Lohaghat, which is often known as the Iron Valley.
This fort is located around 7 Km from the Lohaghat and 20 Km from the Champawat. It i located 1860m meter above from sea level. The lush trees and rich vegetation , along with a spectacular view below makes Banasur fort a loved tourist destination of Champawat.
Kranteswar Mahadev Temple
Located in the top of snooty hills in the east of Champawat, Kranteswar is holy shrine of Lord Shiva. The local people often call this temple as a Lord Kandev and Lord Kurmapad. It is located above from 6100 meter above sea level and 6 km far from the main market of Champawat.
Gurudwara Reetha Sahib
Reetha Sahib which is also known as Meetha Ritha Sahib is a holy place of Sikh community. According to the local, Guru Nanak dev once visited this place. This place hold an spiritual story around the tree of Reetha and now a place of worship. It was constructed in 1960 and even today the Reetha (Soapnut) is used to serve as a prasad.
Mayawati Ashram is a branch of Ramakrishna Math which was built in 1899, according to the local the climate of this place is as cool as it was in 19th century. This place is dedicated to study of vedanta . It i located 9 Km far from Lohaghat and 22 km from the district center.
When Vivekanad are on travel of Himalaya in 1896 they visited this place and expressed his thoughts about making a place which is peaceful to study Vedas later in 1899, his disciples James Henry Sevier, and Charlotte Sevier founded this place