A remote town of Uttaranchal, Dharchula is a place with lots of scenic beauty. Bounded by the Kumaon Region's mountains and high peaks and glaciers of Panchchuli range on the west, this town lies on the way to a very famous pilgrimage of India namely Kailash Mansarover.
Situated on the banks of River Kali on Indo-Nepal border, Dharchula follows the same traditions, customs and lifestyle just like its counterpart in Nepal. Blessed with a large variety of flora and fauna, from Oak, Pine, Apple and Deodar trees to animals such as dears, fox, leopard and bear, this area can also be spotted with plenty of dry fruits. A peaceful place adorned with very few attractions, Dharchula is a good place to go only if you are looking for solitude or get away from tourists or city life.
History of Dharchula is related to Katyuri Dynasty. Dharchula was an ancient trading town on the Trans-Himalayan trade routes. Trade was based on the barter system and was the only source of income for the inhabitants of Dharchula. Local handicrafts like carpets which are known here as ‘dan’, were exchanged with the Tibetans for food and clothing.
After the Indo-China War in 1962, all trading ties with the Tibetans came to a stop which caused innumerable hardships to the people of Dharchula. The difficulty forced people to look for alternate means of earnings. Soon the locals engaged themselves in farming, small businesses and cattle farming. With government intervention, good tourism facilities have developed in the town.
Narayan Ashram. Get your soul and mind rejuvenated while spending your time within the Narayan Ashram. While you roam around the Dharchula, visiting the Ashram can be peaceful experience.
Mansarovar Lake. Who else not like this beautiful Mansarovar Lake? Being a holistic terminus, this is also a beautiful and rapturous lake that spreads ultimate tranquil and positive aura to dwell into.
Kali River. A holy river flowing through the town separates Uttaranchal from Nepal. Named after the Goddess Kali, it is one of the most sought after destination in the area.
Jauljibi. A beautiful place located 23 km from Dharchula with equally splendid surroundings, it is a place of confluence of two rivers namely: Gori River and Kali River.
Sightseeing. Dharchula in Pithoragarh district is lavished with gigantic Himalayan mountains and those lush green Deodar. Also, such migrated birds are the great things in the word with awestruck creation and colour combination.
Shopping at Dharchula Market. Being a remote area, you hardly find a hub of shops but 3-4 shops in the Dharchula Market can be found with beautiful antiques, perfumes and many other local things.
The place looks more enchanting during midwinters. So, if you are planning to explore the place, you can plan for November-December.
Air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport to reach Dharchula. If you are in the beautiful things around the world
Rail: The nearest railway station is Tanakpur Railway Station. After reaching the station, you can hire a taxi to reach Dharchula.
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