An area of exquisite natural beauty and serenity, Pithoragarh is also popularly called 'Little Kashmir'. This charming city with its fascinating forests is placed at a formidable height of 645 m and provides a gateway to the Himalayas. The pristine town of Munsiyari can easily be deemed as a nature lover's paradise. Its wildflowers and serene lakes are an ideal place to relax and unwind. If you like an action packed holiday, though, this may get slightly boring for you. If adventure sports is your thing, Chandak is the place for you. It provides the opportunity to try a hand at trekking and hand gliding as well. Nestled in the midst of raw natural beauty is the Narayan Ashram of Pithoragarh, which is a structure of great importance to the local community. Not only does it serve as an educational and training centre, but this structure also has a meditation room and library. Indulge in this region's natural beauty at the Askot Sanctuary, which has a rich treasure of lush flora and indigenous fauna. Pithoragarh, although a small town, has a good number of hotels and guest houses to match the travellers' varied taste and one can easily find accommodation here within their budgets. Local eateries here, although minimal in number, provide a distinctive experience of the local cuisine. A town hidden away from the modern city life, Pithoragarh is a serene experience.
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