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Pithoragarh is in the inner Himalayas at a height of 1,851 meters in a spectacular valley, called "Little Kashmir", in the northern state of Uttaranchal. Pithoragarh has a cool climate, which makes it comfortable all year round. Pithoragarh, till recently, was part of Almora district, in Uttar Pradesh. It was given the status of a separate district on February 1, 1960. The headquarters of the district is located in an open valley of immense charm.

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Pithoragarh Tourist Attractions
Jolingkong and Anchherital Lakes

Jolingkong and Anchherital are situated at a height of 4,634 meters and 3,658 meters, respectively. Some beautiful old temples are also scattered around the district.

Purnagiri

A visit to the shrine at Purnagiri , 20 kilometers from Tanakpur, is believed to lead to fulfillment of one's desires. There is also a Sikh shrine near Lohaghat called Ritha Sahib, associated with the visit of Guru Nanak. It is believed that the bitter ritha turned sweet after the touch of the Guru.

Manu Temple

The white Manu temple is also an oft visited site. In it, is enshrined a powerful goddess known to bring rain to these mountains if properly invoked. There is also a large swing erected on the field at the base of a flight of steps leading to the temple.

 
 
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