Champawat City

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Shri Baleshwar Temple
Gurudwara Shri Reetha Sahib
Tea plant
Forts of Kumaon


Champawat town is the municipal headquarter of Champawat District. Located approximately 414 km from Dehradun. Legend has it that, Champawat gets its name from the king Arjun Deo’s princes Champawati. As per the legends, Lord Vishnu incarnated here, in the form of a tortoise, known as Kurmavtar.

There are numerous places that travelers can add to their itinerary. Some of them include Devidhura Temple, Nagnath Temple, Ek Hathiya Naula, Baleshwar Temple, Meetha Reetha Sahib, Lohaghat, Purnagiri Temple, Vanasur-ka-kila, Pancheswar and others. Apart from this, Champawat is renowned for its delectable sweet called Bal Mithai, which is often found here.

Surrounded by lush green tea gardens, Champawat produces one of the finest teas in the region. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Baleshwar temple was built by the Chand rulers during 10 or 12 Centuries. It is one the artistic temples in the Kumaun region whose intricate stone carving is designed by a single artisans.

Moreover, those seeking serenity, Pancheswar located 40 km from Champawat on Nepal-India border is a must to visit. It lies on the confluence of Kali and Saryu river, where you find the animal protector god Chaumu temple, whose presiding deity is Lord Shiva.

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