Exhausted of all regular destinations for tourism, destination tiredness had set in and I was investigating an escape from scorching heat and moistness of sultry plains of my town. Then I heard to Didihat the rich flora a mountain retreat of Uttarakhand. Its offering scenic views of valley surrounded by attractive points. This town is at pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar a place added to char dham. Some Himalaya peaks including Panchachuli are key attraction here. This Indian tourist place is also a small business hub for Uttarakhand as few traders have coffee and tea plantation in Didihat.
The name of the town is inspired from the Kumauni word “Dand” that means the small hammock. The downwards valley is known as Haat Halley that is very fertile as well. Didihat is located in Pithoragarh region of Uttarakhand at 1725 meters from the sea level.
Reason to Visit Didihat
The town is having historical background ruled by Raika Malla empire of Sirakot. The temple of lord Shiva is big example of Malaynath architecture style. Ancient fort in town is also an example of Reika kings administration. The calm and peaceful nature walks are key attraction points here and you can also enjoy the village walk with no worries from localities.
Areas to Visit in Didhat
The most beautiful peak Berinag is easily reachable through Didihat and it’s just 53 km away Few more areas such as Ashok Musk deer park and dense forest are listed as key areas of the town as well. You can view the snow captured Panchachuli and Trishul peaks from our destination.
Activities in Didihat
Hiking: This amazing town is full of greenery and wonderful landscapes. The peaceful charming nature encourages visitors to explore the gripping neighbourhood as well. The breath-taking Himalaya ranges are good spots for mountaineering.
Camping: Because of scanty accommodations camping is next inexpensive way and people are really enjoying spending night under gleaming stars. Some of the travel companies are offering packages including bonfire and some adventurous events.
Village walk: This quaint little hillock is offering village walk to their travellers. The remote part of Himalaya is available for walk at this place. You can enjoy the rustic lifestyle and culture of people and relax unobstructed by the noisy crowds.
For accommodation few hotels and guesthouses are available though you must check the availability as they are mostly booked in advance. Few decent restaurants are there where you can enjoy the special food of Uttarakhand. Food stalls are also available to taste the local food.
Temperature of the town is mostly between 21 to 34 degree Celsius in summer. However, winder is chilled and you should carry warm clothes if planning for winter visit. 2-day stay is enough for Didihat but if you are planning for longer than you can enjoy some more places of Kumaon region.
How to reach Didihat?
By Rail: Kathgodam station is nearest big station at 195 km distance. However, you can hire taxi and private buses from outside the station for Didihat. Tanakpur is also the closest railway station at 190 km distance.
By Air: Pantnagar is closest domestic airport at 229 km to reach our spot. Pantnagar is properly linked to big cities of India so air mode is good idea to reach this wonder Indian tourist place.
By Road: Direct buses are available for our spot from Delhi, Champawat, Almora and many other cities.