A Place in Lap Of Nature: Didihat, is a place located in the lap of nature. It is a town in Pithoragarh district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. This place will make an amazing and unforgettable destination for you. Places like Haridwar, Nainital, Rishikesh, Ranikhet,etc. are full of rush throughout the year. If you are the kind of person who loves to be in nature far away from the rush, so it is the best place to visit. You will feel the divine atmosphere in there. It is 50 km away from Pithoragarh and a beautiful hill station full of vegetation, cultural, ethical, and social values.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DIDIHAT:
Didihat is a place that can be visited throughout the year except for monsoon season.
Since winters are harshly cold so people visiting there are advised to carry adequate woolen clothes. While summer is considered to be the best time to visit there as cold breeze provides you a chilled sensation over a hot sunny climate which attracts the tourist a lot every year.
WAYS TO REACH DIDIHAT –
Didihat is one of the places most visited by tourists generally by those who are nature lovers and are in search of peace. Ways to reach Didihat :
The nearest airport to reach Didihat is Pithoragarh airport or Nanisani airport which allows a flight to Dehradun, Pantnagar, and Delhi. From there you can reach Didihat by taxi or cab as it is 50 km away from the airport.
The nearest railway station to reach Didihat is Kathgodam railway station which is 195 km away from there while another railway station i.e. Ranakpur railway station is 198 km away from there. Taxis and buses are easily available from these stations to reach Didihat directly.
This place is well connected to roads. You can travel easily utilizing roadways through your vehicles or taxis. Even you can travel through government buses which are easily available through various places.
ADVENTURES ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO AT DIDIHAT
These places will allow you to take part in a lot of tremendous adventure activities which will make you boost your courage and your love or affection towards nature. Activities you can do there are-
(3) River rafting
Trekking is the most preferred activity by the tourist due to its amazing location.
FAMOUS FOOD IN DIDIHAT
If you are visiting didihat you should try some human and Gharwali cuisines. Eating these cuisines will make our entire day. Some cuisines you must try are –
1. Aloo ka gutka
5. Jhingur ki kheer
These are the famous cuisines of didihat available at various restaurants.
PLACE TO VISIT AT DIDIHAT:
(1) DHWAJ TEMPLE
This temple is dedicated to lord shiva and goddess Jayanti having a huge amount of spiritual value among the individuals. From didihat it is 10 km away by road and 4 km from the foot.
This place provides a mesmerizing view of lush green valley and Himalayan peaks including five peaks of Panchachuli. Temple of Sirakot is dedicated to God Malaynath ( Lord Shiva ). Every year on the occasion of Shivaratri there held a fair which attracts a large number of visitors.
(3) ASKOT SANCTUARY
This sanctuary is located in Didihat which not only influences a large amount of flora and fauna but also tremendous charming vistas of nature’s beauty. You can see snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, Monals, chairs, koalas, bharals, musk deer, snow cocks , Tahra, Chukars, and pheasants there. This place will provide you some positive vibes.
Though Didihat had several other places to visit like some forts of Katyuri king, some regional temples above three places must be visited by you if you are having a trip to Didihat.
Didihat is a place that will show you the traditional values of Uttarakhand. It is a place where you can easily go to other pilgrim places like a hat- Kalika temple, Purnagiri temple, etc. If you are the person who loves snowfall so you are advised to visit there in winters between the last week of December to the first week of February as generally this place is exposed to snowfall at this time. Hope this information will help you in exploring the town and make your trip astonishing and remarkable.