Top 5 Places To visit in Champawat – Uttarakhand Tourism

Champawat is one of the popular tourist destination of Uttarkhand and a administrative headquarter of Champawat District. According to Hindu Mythology the turtle incarnation of Lord Vishnu “Kurmavtar” took place. In this post I am sharing top 5 places to visit in Champawat.


Best Time To visit Champawat-  October- February

Baleshwar Temple

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.

The place is frequently visited by the devotees of Shiva and offer the scenic view of Himalayas which attract visitors from all over the globe.

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


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

So, Excited To Visit above places? You Should, As Visiting These beautiful tourist places is going to be an amazing experience of your life. Get ready to explore the nature of Champawat with us !

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