Excursions

Patal Bhuvaneshwar: Patal Bhubaneshwar is sub-terranean shrine of Lord Shiva situated 67kms from Munsiyari. The way to the temple is through a tunnel which leads into the cavern through a narrow dark passage of water. You can see many rocks having various shapes and figures which resembles many gods and goddesses. This cave temple is also said to be the abode of thousands of gods. This site is visited by thousand of pilgrims every year and especially on the auspicious day of Shivratri.

Didihat: Didihat is situated at an altitude of 1,725mts above sea level in Pithoragrh district of Uttarakhand state. Administratively Didihat is a tehsil and subdivision of the Pithoragarh district. This region was under the reign of Raika Malla kings of Sirakot. Later in 1449 AD this region came under the control of Chand rulers, after defeating Doti Kings of Nepal. Didihat is rich in flora anda fauna offering picturesque views of verdant valley surrounded by attractive ridges. It is situated on the pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar. Didihat is situated at a distance of 37kms from Munsiyari.

Pithoragarh: It is surrounded by Nepal to the east and Tibet to the north. The place is popular for its exquisite natural beauty and is widely known as the ?Little Kashmir.? Pithoragarh lie at a height of 1650mts above sea level offering picturesque views. Pithoragarh has a lot of historical importance. It was one of the main centers of power during the Chand Rajas of Kumaon. From this region, pilgrims begin their journey to the holiest shrines of Mansarovar and Kailash. A magnificent fort, the Pithoragarh Fort stands tall in Pithoragarh. It was construted by the Gurkhas in the 18th century. The weather of Pithoragarh remains salubrious throughout the year and the beauty of Pithoragarh heals us from tension and stress. The best time to visit Pithoragarh is throughout the year. Pithoragarh is situated at a distance of 85kms from Munsiyari.

Jauljibi: Jauljibi is situated 66kms from Munsiyari at a scenic location. Jauljibi is located at the confluence of Gori River and Kali River. The fair is held here in the month of November which attracts people from different places. The people of Nepal also visit this place during this fair as the river holds great importance for them.

Kausani: Situated 126kms from Munsiyari this charming hill resort set amidst several snow- capped peaks is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. Mahatma Gandhi and was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.

Binsar: It is situated at a distance of 101km from Munsiyari. Binsar is well known for Binsar Wilflife Sanctuary. A famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bineshwar is the major crown puller of Binsar. Perched at an elevation of 2,412mts above sea level, this temple was constructed by King Kalyan of the Chand Dynasty. The views of major peaks like Chaukhamba, Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Kedarnath and other peaks are stimulating from here.

Bageshwar: Bageshwar is situated 97kms from Mukteshwar and it is the new district headquarters and center of administration of Danapur. Bageshwar derives its name from Bagnath, a famous temple in this region. Every year, Bagnath attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over as it is believed that Lord Shiva wandered here as a tiger. It is located at the confluence of Saryu and Gomti rivers. The popular Uttarayani fair is held every year in January in Bageshwar. Bageshwar is also used as the base camp by trekkers for Pindari.