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Abbott Mount

At an altitude of 7000 feet, there lies the tiny hamlet of Abbott Mount from where one could witness the snowcapped cliffs of the mighty Himalayas in its full glory. This momentous hilly resort on the eastern side of the Kumaon Hills unravels a passable vision of the massive peaks from the Gangotri cliff to Dhaulagiri range.

Like all other hilly resorts, this hill station is also a noble venture of the progressive English men, especially John Harold Abbott, who wants a retreat from the tiresome life of the plains. Though this is established during the early part of the 20th century, it succeeded to keep its identity till now.

Abbott Mount has spectacular trails and walkways that make the picnicker spell bound. Picturesque and serene surroundings of deodar and pine forest are a haven of exotic Himalayan birds whose twittering and chirping creates a melodious environ. It would be a perfect quixotic location for young couples and honeymooners.

Abbott Mount encompasses a cluster of thirteen Cottages set in the midst of five acres of marvelous woods. On its pictorial ambiance, this hamlet holds a lovely church, which provides an ethereal appeal to its magnificence. You can opt for a tour to this hilly resort at any time of the year. If you prefer slower and easy paced vacation, you choose the summers when the entire surroundings would be filled with the diaphanous shades of large variety of butterflies. Those who prefer some thrilling expeditions can try out some fishing and other allied adventures.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Champawat
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Kumaoni, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 17 to 25°C,
Winter -5 to 15°C
Altitude: 2150 m
Pincode: 262525
STD code: 05965

Distances

  • Delhi to Abbott Mount 384 km
  • Indore to Abbott Mount 1024 km
  • Nagpur to Abbott Mount 1157 km
  • Kolkata to Abbott Mount 1424 km
  • Almora to Abbott Mount 160 km
 

Best Season / Best time to visit

The hill station Abbott Mount has a pleasant cool climate all through year.

Summers (March to June) are very pleasant with temperatures touching down to 10°C during nights and reaching a maximum of 20°C during day times. Tourist would like to explore the natural beauty during this season.

Monsoons (July to September) offers intermittent showers and cooler than summers. The place looks marvelous during showers.

Winters (November to February) are chilly with temperature touching down freezing levels. Many tourists avoid venturing outdoors during freezing period of December - January.

Best time to visit Abbott Mount is March to November.

  • March to June is perfect for sight seeing and outings.
  • April and May are good season for fishing in the surrounding Rivers.
  • July to October is majestic with monsoon showers and is deal for sight seeing with majestic lusting greeneries.
  • November to February suits for those like chilly climate.

Lohaghat

Lohaghat, located on the shores of the Lohawati River at an altitude of 1706 metres, is only 7 km from Abbott Mount. Mayawati Ashram or Advaita Ashram, some 9 km from Lohaghat is a pilgrimage for many devotees.

Lohaghat serves as the hub to many nearby tourist spots like Shyamla Taal, Gurudwara Ritha Sahib and Devidhura. Varansur Fort, which is 7 km from Lohaghat can also be visited. The sleepy town of Lohaghat becomes busy during Raksha Bandhan because the Bagwal fight carnival is held in Devidhura during this time.

Pancheshwar snapshot

Pancheshwar is located at the border of Nepal and India, some 47 km from Abbott Mount at the converging point on the Rivers Saryu and Kali. Its Chaumu Temple and annual fair are well renowned.

A dip in these rivers is believed to be sacred. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva, who appears here in the form of protector of animals. Pancheshwar is also popular as an angling spot.

Mayawati Ashram snapshot

Mayawati’s Advait Ashram is located in the Old Tea Estate, at an elevation of 1940 metres, 16 km from Abbott Mount. With the Himalayas as a part of this ashram, this place has become a hub for pilgrims from India and foreign countries. With boarding and lodging facilities, a small museum and a library is also present in this ashram, which impressed Swami Vivekanada in 1898.

Vanasur Ka Kila

Vanasur ka Kila is 25 km from Abbott Mount via Lohaghat. In this journey, nearly 2 km has to be travelled by foot to arrive at Vanasur ka Kila. This place, which is considered to be demon Vanasur’s capital that Lord Krishna defeated in a battle, is situated 1,859 metres above sea level.

By Flight

The nearest working Airport to Abbot Mount is Pantnagar Airport. It is a domestic airport well connected with flights from Delhi and Chandigarh. It is situated 180 kms from Pantnagar Airport.

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By Train

The nearest rail heads to Abbot Mount are Tanakpur and Kathgodam. Kathgodam railway station is situated 163 kms from Abbot Mount, whereas Tanakpur is situated 80kms from Abbot Mount. Both these railway stations are well connected by railway networks with major cities of India.

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By Road

Abbot Mount is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand. Even though it is well connected by motorable roads, this place is remote in its own way. Buses and taxis are easily available upto Lohaghat from where you can hire a shared taxi or a private one.

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Month

Climate

Details

Jan
Freezing Cold with Snowfall
January typically is freezing and sees less tourist activities. The snowfall makes the landscapes inviting and eye catching.
Feb
Very Cold
February is an inviting season with cool atmospheric conditions. Preparatory activities of the tourist season begin in February.
Mar
Moderately Cold
March is good for exploring Abbott Mount. The pleasant and moderately cool climate is good for tourist activities.
Apr
Pleasant
April offers best season for the travelers. Abbot Mount is a spectacular summer retreat in April.
May
Pleasant
 
May offers best season for the travelers. Abbot Mount is a spectacular summer retreat in May
Jun
Pleasant
June is superb for all types of tourist activities. Exploring the natural settings of the hill station is best during this period.
Jul
Pleasant
July is pleasant and suitable for outings and other tourist activities like nature walk, trekking etc.
 
Aug
Pleasant
Occasional rains make the landscapes amazing and enjoyable. Good season to spend relaxing moments.
Sep
Pleasant
The wet and temperate climate is good for tourist activities. The occasional rains offer enchanting natural views.
Oct
Moderately Cold
Moderately cool atmosphere offers the best period for outing, relaxation and adventurous tourist activities.
Nov
Very Cold
This is the last month in the tourist season for meaningful tourist activities. Good for relaxing vacations without much outdoor activities.
 
Dec
Frezzing Cold
Not good for outdoor tourist activities. Good for relaxing vacations without much outdoor activities.
 
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