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Meetha Reetha Sahib

Meetha Reetha Sahib is located at Dyuri village of Champawat district which is 72 kms from Champawat. Basically this place is well connected with almost all the major towns of Kumaon region. Once Guru Nanak ji went to visit this place and it’s said that Nanak ji have had spiritual discussion with Gorakhpanthi Jogis over there. The Gurudwara of Reetha Sahib was constructed in 1960 at the confluence of Lodhiya and Ratiya river, which is near village Deyuri. This Gurudwara also knows as Meetha Reetha because there are famous trees of sweet Reetha (Sapindus emarginatus) in the Gurudwara premises, adjoining it to the temple of Dhernath. Before the motor Road build to Bhingrara, people used to come to see this place on foot. A fair is held at the Gurudwara on Baisakhi Poornima.

Baleshwar Temple:

Baleshwar temple was built by the rulers of Chand Dynasty in the 16th century. The deity of the Baleshwar temple is Lord Shiva. Baleshwar Temple is one of the most artistic temple of Kumaon region with innovative and precise stone carving work. The intricate carving on the ceilings of these temples is an evidence of the ancient glory and artistic excellence of the people of that period and their devotion towards gods.

Ek Hathiya Ka Naula:

It is a beautifully carved work on stone. Ek Hathiya ka Naula is situated 5km from Champawat and it was constructed in just one night by a one handed artisan.

Kranteshwar Mahadev:

This sacred shrine is situated perched on the top of a hill to the east of Champawat. This place is also known as Kurmapad or Kandev.

Patal Rudreshwar:

It is believed that Lord Shiva used to meditate at this peaceful cave. Many rishis and yogis meditated in this cave to acquire salvation. Patal Rudreshwar was discovered in the year 1993 when Goddess Durga appeared in the dream of a local boy and told him about the location of Patal Rudreshwar. The cave has a length of approximately 40 mts and width of 18mts.

Lohaghat:

Lohaghat is a popular destination in the Kumaon region situated 13kms from Champawat at an elevation of 1745mts above sea level. Lohaghat holds great historical and mythological importance and it is situated on the banks of Lohawati River. During summers the area is covered with ‘Burans’ Rhododendron, the state flower of Uttarakhand.

By Flight

the nearest airport to Champawat is Pantnagar situated 160kms away in the Nanital district of Uttarakhand. Taxis are available from the Airport to Champawat. Naini Saini Airport is situated in Pithoragarh but flights are not very frequent to Naini Saini Airport.

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By Train

The nearest railhead to Champawat is Tanakpur situated at a distance of 60 kms from Champawat. Tanakpur is well Connected with major destinations of India like Lucknow,Delhi,Agra and Kolkata. Taxis and buses are easily available from Tanakpur Railway Station to Champawat.

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By Road

Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Tanakpur , Champawat and many other destinations from where you can easily hire a local cab or bus to reach Champawat. Taxis and buses are easily available for Champawat from major destinations of Kumaoun region.

The sacred Sikh pilgrim site the Reetha Shahib is Located about 72kms from Champawat town.

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