2 Days Lohaghat Range, Champawat District, Uttarakhand
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Abbott Mount: A Hidden Gem in the Himalayas
Nestled in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India, Abbott Mount Champawat is a serene hill station that offers a perfect retreat for those looking for some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town was named after British businessman and philantrophist Sir James Abbott, who discovered the place in the mid-19th century and built a summer retreat here. The town still retains its old world charm with quaint colonial style bungalows and stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
Location and Access:
Abbott Mount is located at an altitude of 6,000 feet above sea level, in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. It is situated around 160 km from the nearest railway station at Kathgodam and around 200 km from the nearest airport at Pantnagar. The town is accessible by road and is well-connected with major cities like Delhi, Nainital and Almora.
Things to Do in Abbott Mount:
Abbott Mount is a small town, but there are plenty of things to do and see here. Here are some of the popular activities:
1. Trekking: Abbott Mount is surrounded by hills and forests, making it an ideal spot for trekking enthusiasts. There are several trails that lead to nearby villages and offer breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
2. Bird Watching: Abbott Mount is a bird watchers paradise. You can spot several species of birds here including Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Blue Magpie, and Black-headed Jay.
3. Nature Walks: Take a leisurely stroll in the surrounding forests and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. You can also visit the nearby Lohaghat and Champawat towns for some local sightseeing.
4. Photography: Abbott Mount is a photographer's paradise. The town offers stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys.
5. Relaxation: Abbott Mount is a perfect spot to unwind and relax. You can spend your days reading a book or enjoying the natural surroundings.
Accommodation in Abbott Mount:
Abbott Mount offers several options for accommodation ranging from budget guest houses to luxurious villas. Some of the popular places to stay include Abbott Mount Cottage, Pancheshwar Camping and Cottage, and The Himalayan View Retreat.
Best Time to Visit Abbott Mount Champawat
The best time to visit Abbott Mount is from March to June and from September to December. The weather during these months is pleasant and offers clear views of the Himalayas.
Abbott Mount Champawat is a hidden gem in the Himalayas that is waiting to be explored. It offers a perfect getaway for those looking for some peace and quiet in the lap of nature. With its stunning views, colonial architecture, and tranquil atmosphere, Abbott Mount is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Uttarakhand.
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