THE HEART OF PITHORAGARH
The charming and picturesque town of Chaukori is situated in the heart of Pithoragarh District (112 kms.) Literally cupped in a bowl by the surrounding majestic Himalayas, Chaukori is famous not only for the magnificient view it offers of Panchchuli peaks but also for its unrivalled breathtakingly beautiful sunsets.
The equable climate accounts for the tea shrubs grown by enterprising locals and the fields of ripening corn, fruit orchards and pine, oak & Rhododendron trees exude an enchanting charm.
Situated 9 km from Chaukori, this is where Sarla Behn, the disciple of Gandhiji, spent her last days. One can enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks from her abode called as Himdarshan Kutir.
Sunrise And Sunset:
The spectacular sunrise and sunset tinge the awe-inspiring pristine peaks, making Chaukori an idyllic holiday resort.
Gangolihaat: (35 kms.).
An important religious center housing the famous Hat-Kalika temple, which is a popular venue for local fairs.
Berinaag: (8 kms.)
Offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the tea gardens here, yield high quality tea.
(49 kms.) Situated on the road to Berinag, from Gangolihat, the Pataal Bhuvaneshwar Temple complex is worth visiting. Inside the cave, many Indian myths have been immortalised by limestone formations. Lime formations have taken various shapes identifiable as Shesh Naag, Ganesh, Badrinath & Kedarnath, the wings of Jatayu, Sumeru mountains, Kaam Dhenu, Garur, Jyotirlingas, Shivas Chaupars etc.
Air: Nearest airport is Naini Saini (Pithoragarh),
Rail: Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 214 kms.
Road: Chaukori is well connected with Almora (125 kms.), Nainital (183 kms.), Bageshwar (45 kms.) & Pithoragarh (125 kms.)
Buses and Taxis.
Panchchuli, KMVN Tourist Bungalow.
Almora: 125 kms
Nainital: 183 kms
Bageshwar: 45 kms
Pithoragarh: 125 kms
Manager Tourist Bungalow, Chaukori, District, Pithoragarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Area: 2.1 sq. km.
Population: 100 (1991 census).
Altitude: 2010 m above sea level.
Summer: Light Woollen.
Winter: Heavy Woollens.
Festivals: Nanda Devi Fair, Saneti.