Didihat is a town and a Nagar Palika in Pithoragarh District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the eleven administrative subdivisions of Pithoragarh district and also serves as its administrative headquarters.
With a population of 6522, Didihat is located at a distance of 520 km (320 mi) from the state capital Dehradun.
Didihat is named after Kumauni word ‘Dand’ meaning a small hillock. Didihat falls on the pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar.
Didihat is a Himalayan tourist destination situated 54 km from Pithoragarh. Didihat is situated on the hilltop plain of ‘Digtarh’ with the river Charamgad (Bhadigad) flowing below. Below the town there is a fertile ‘Haat valley’. Within Didihat is the temple (mandir) known as Sirakot (Malaynath Mandir) of Lord Shiva (Bholenath). Another mandir is situated in the top hill of the nanpaupu village is known as dechula.
Views of Himalayan snow-capped peaks can be observed from Didihat, especially Panchachuli and Trishul. Didihat is known for the ancient Shirakot Temple of Lord Malay Nath, built by Raika Kings. Approximately 8 km from here, is Narayan Swamy Ashram at Narayan Nagar. The regional Headquarters of ITBP is situated at Merthi at 6 km from Didihat. Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary is administratively situated in Didihat Tehsil.
About 53 km from Didihat, the small hilly town Berinag is known for its natural environment. Berinag is also known for its nag mandirs. One small tea garden is also there. One of the most well-known gufa is known as “Patal Bhuvaneshwar”, this is related to “Pandavas” Dvapara Yuga.
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|Area (km2)||4 km²|
|Country name||India (Bharat)|