Today, we will take you to the Himalayan plains where Dharchula is a beautiful city. This city will fascinate you with its natural beauty. Even today people here cherish culture and tradition. Here you will also get a unique glimpse of the friendly relations between the two countries. And believe me, if you make up the mind of Dharchula’s heart after the corona period, then you will not be disappointed by coming here.
Where is Dharchula? (Dharchula Location): Dharchula ( Dharchula ) Is a small town and a nagar panchayat located in Pithoragarh district in the state of Uttarakhand. The city is 90 km from Pithoragarh. Dharchula is at an altitude of 915 meters above sea level and is surrounded by Himalayan peaks. From medieval times, Dharchula was a major trade center for trans-Himalayan trade routes. The snowy Panchchuli peak west of Dharchula is separated from the Johar Valley. The hill station gets its name from ‘Dhar’ and ‘Chula’, Dhar means peak and Chula means stove in Hindi. This name is Dharachula ( Dharchula ) Was given because it resembles a stove. This is why this city is called Dharchula.
History of Dharchula (History of Dharchula): The history of Pithoragarh is associated with the Dharchula Katyuri dynasty. Dharchula was an ancient trading town on the Trans-Himalayan trade routes. The only source of income was for the residents of Dharchula. Local handicrafts, such as carpets, known as ‘donations’, traded food and clothing with Tibetans. But, after the Indo-China war in 1962, all trade with the Tibetans ceased, and after this the people here joined farming, small business. Later, with the intervention of the government, the city developed good tourism facilities.
When you come here, you will get a chance to know Dharchula closely. Let’s know what is there to roam in Dharchula.
Kali River: The Kali River originates from the Greater Himalayas of Kalapani. The Kali River is located at an elevation of about 3600 meters above sea level. This river is also the border of Nepal and India. The river also flows on the border of two states of India, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, the name of this river in Uttar Pradesh is Sharda river. Apart from this, tourists can also enjoy rafting in the Kali River here.
Chirkila Dam: This dam is 20 kilometers from Dharchula. This dam is built on the Kali River itself, which generates 1500 kW electricity. Tourists can also come here to see a beautiful lake, which is connected to the dam. This place is known as a famous picnic spot among tourists.
Om Parvat: Om Parvat is also known by the names of Adi Kailash, Baba Kailash, Chhota Kailash. On this mountain, the shape of Om remains with the snow. Parvati Lake and Jonglingkong Lake are situated near Om Parvat. It resembles Mount Kailash in Tibet.
Narayan Ashram: Narayan Ashram is located at a distance of 116 km from the city of Pithoragarh. This ashram is also locally known as ‘Bangba’ or ‘Chaudas’. This ashram was founded in 1936 by Narayan Swamy, a monk and social worker.
Escort Musk Deer Sanctuary: This place is a paradise for nature lovers. Escort Kasturi Deer Sanctuary is at a distance of 54 km from Pithoragarh. Where there will be a chance to see the musk deer closely. This sanctuary was established in 1986.
When to go to Dharchula ?: By the way, you can come here anytime to roam. But the best time is between March to June and September to December. It does not get much heat in summer and there is snowfall in winter.
How to reach Dharchula ?: From Pithoragarh you can easily reach Dharchula government buses and taxis. Apart from this, if you want to come by train then Tanakpur is the nearest railway station. Tanakpur railway station is 150 kilometers from Pithoragarh. Buses to Dharchula are available from the station. So make your mind happy and visit Dharchula.