Didihat — town — Coordinates Coordinates: Country India State Uttarakhand District(s) Pithoragarh Population 4,805 (2001[update]) Time zone IST (UTC+05:30) Area
• 1,725 metres (5,659 ft)
Didihat is named after Kumauni language word 'Dand' means a small hillock.
As of 2001[update] India census, Didihat had a population of 4805. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Didihat has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84% and, female literacy is 75%. In Didihat, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Historically this region was ruled by feudal Raika Malla kings of Sirakot. Till the time of King Hari Malla, this region was under Doti Kingdom of Nepal. Later on in 1449 AD at the time of Chand dynasty ruler Bharti Chand, this region came under the control of Chand rulers, when his son Ratna Chand defeated Raikas of Doti. Still today some remnants of ancient fort and temples are present to tell the tale. Askot Musk Deer Sanctuary is administratively situated in Didihat Tehsil.
Clear view of Himalayan snow capped peaks is observed from this place, especially Panchachuli and Trishuli. Didihat is famous for ancient Shirakot Temple of Lord Malay Nath, built by Raika Kings. Nearby ten km from here, Narayan Swamy Ashram at Narayan Nager is worth visiting. Regional Headquarter of ITBP is situated at Merthi at 6 km from Didihat. Didihat falls on the pilgrimage route to Kailash Mansarovar.
Didihat is a deep Himalayan tourist destination situated 54 km from Pithoragarh. The small hilly town is full of pure natural beauty with lush green flora at an altitude of 1725 m. Didihat is situated on the hill top plain of 'Digtarh' and river Charamgad or Bhadigad streaming below. Below the town there is a fertile 'Haat valley'. In Didihat the famous temple (mandir) is known as Sirakot (Malaynath Mandir) of Lord Shiva (Bholenath). The another famous mandir is situated in the top hill of the nanpaupu village is well known as dechula.
About 53km from didihat, the small hilly town Berinag is well known for its pure natural beauty. Berinag is well known for its nag mandirs. One small tea garden also there. The one of the most famous gufa is known as "Pataal Bhuwneshwar", this is related to "Pandavas" dwaparyug.Didihat is under pithoragarh district in uttarakhand.
- ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
Cities and towns in Pithoragarh district Pithoragarh Cities and towns
in other districts
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Pithoragarh district — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name = Pithoragarh | type = district | latd = 29.58 | longd = 80.22 state name = Uttarakhand district = Pithoragarh leader title = leader name = altitude = 1830 population as of = 2001 population total = 462149… … Wikipedia
Askot — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name = Askot | type = Town | latd = 29.77 | longd = 80.35 state name = Uttarakhand district = Pithoragarh leader title = leader name = altitude = 1106 population as of = population total = | population density … Wikipedia
Ogla — small spot … Wikipedia
List of India-related articles — Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to India or Indian culture include: NOTOC List of India related topics People are listed by their first names. 1231 SGM 3 STR 2002 Gujarat violence 2005 in India ( previous years ) 2004 Indian Ocean… … Wikipedia
Thal — may refer to:*Thal Desert, a large sand desert in Punjab, Pakistan *Thal, Switzerland in the canton of St. Gallen *Thal, Austria near Graz, Styria, Austria *Thal (Uttarakhand) in the Pithoragarh, Didihat, India *Thal (Dunkelsteinerwald) in the… … Wikipedia
Hill station — is a term used for a town usually at somewhat higher elevations. The term was used in colonial Asia (particularly India, but rarely in Africa), where towns have been founded by European colonial rulers as refuges from the summer heat. In the… … Wikipedia
Tehri — city … Wikipedia
Mussoorie — मसूरी city … Wikipedia
Pokhariya — or Pokharia is the group of people live in the newly formed state of Uttarakhand, India. It is an old Rajput clan living in the Garkha region of Pithoragarh district in the Kanalichhina developmental block of Didihat Tehsil.The history of… … Wikipedia
Munsiyari — Munsyari city … Wikipedia