It's not normal that you come across a place which proudly hails the title of being Diamond of Kumaon . Never the less it justifies it also , no other the Lohaghat.
Personally speaking I myself have not seen tourist hovering around onto this place nor do I remember listening to any discussions adhering to its beautiful standards.
Pristine town is situated in Champawat district kumaon region of Uttarakhand
Among locals firstly it justify the presence of sacred deities which state boasts of , not to mention it has a title Devbhoomi associated it for a reason. While enroute you will come across many shrines and temples either held next to state highways or in premises of dense forests ( normally Shiva temples are the ones which are preferable situated in such places).
Secondly it has thick rounded trees which are more in length then the trees you find in other areas of kumaon. The entire wilderness if seen from distant appears to you in a diamond shape. Among others local tales the ghostly and haunted have their own space.
Banasur Fort trek
Situated at an elevation of 1859 m Banasur for might give you goosebumps . The trek itself is made out very carefully through stairs and subtle rise in elevation. Myths foretells that Banasur and evil deity was killed by Lord Krishna I here. The fort can be very will enjoyed if trekked in early hours of morning and can cater to your picnic pangs. While on the way you ought to collide with the local fit and active woman's carrying whole bunch of grassland crops tied to their head and not all need of some rest or water unlike us. The sobriety and tough grit of villagers has always attracted me . In the middle of the trek you will come across a man made park or basically part of fort qhich cam be used to rest if the fort is not willfully decided to be climbed at one stretch.
The fort is kind of abandoned and due to its this solitary nature it looks very attractive . From the top you can see all the lohaghat inhabited and noninhabited areas. The cultivation pattern looks awesome and the wilderness on the other hand as always throws you on some different note, makes you an author or poetic. Best piece of advice would be to spend couple of hours , take your food sit among the solid foundations of fort and enjoy the scenery views and Solitude. Peace and tranquility all over 🙏. N