Kalapani :- The Source of Kali River

Kalapani is a blossoming valley situated at an altitude of 3600 meters, under the administration of the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand. Often referred to as Vyas Valley, Kalapani is adorned with lush pine, juniper, and Bhojpatra trees, while the majestic Himalayas stand as silent sentinels. This idyllic landscape is cradled by the Kali River, which serves as the natural boundary between India and Nepal. Kalapani invites visitors to witness the harmonious blend of verdant beauty and the towering grandeur of the Himalayas, creating a serene haven along the sacred pilgrimage route.

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Kali Temple at Kalapani 
LocationDahrchula  (Phithoragarh) 
Famous ForAdi Kailash/ Om Parvat Yatra 
Altitude 3600 Mts.
Kalapani : The Source of Kali River

Kalapani serves as the origin of the renowned Sharda or Kali River in India. However, there’s a disagreement between India and Nepal about the ownership of this area. The source holds religious significance in Hinduism, and a temple is located there. People traveling on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and Aadi Kailash Yatra often include a visit to Kalapani as part of their trek route

How to Reach Dharchula

It is well-connected byroad to several major cities and towns in Uttarakhand. The road journey to Dharchula offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape.  

Delhi: The most common route to Dharchula from Delhi is via Haldwani. You can drive or take a bus from Delhi to Haldwani (approximately 290 kilometers) and then continue the journey to Dharchula (about 225 kilometers) by road. The entire road journey can take around 12-14 hours.

Kathgodam: If you prefer a shorter road journey, you can take a train or drive to Kathgodam, which is well-connected to Delhi. The road distance between Kathgodam and Dharchulla is approximately 225 kilometers, taking around 8-10 hours by car.

 Dehradun: If you’re traveling from Dehradun, you can drive to  via Tanakpur. The distance is approximately 380 kilometers, and the journey takes around 12-14 hours.

Local Transport: Once you reach There, you can explore the town and its surrounding areas by local taxis, auto-rickshaws, and on foot.

The nearest airport  is Pantnagar Airport.
* Pantnagar airport is situated 317kms from There
Taxis are available from Pantnagar Airport to Pithoragarh, Champawat. 

The nearest railway station to Dharchula is Tanakpur Railway Station. located approximately 218 kilometers away. 

From Delhi: You can take a train from Delhi to Tanakpur. Several trains connect Delhi to Tanakpur, and the journey takes approximately 8-10 hours. Once you reach Tanakpur, you can continue your journey to Dharchula by road, either by hiring a taxi or taking a local bus.

From Kathgodam: Another option is to take a train from Kathgodam to Tanakpur, which is a shorter journey. Kathgodam is well-connected to Delhi by train, and the train ride from Kathgodam to Tanakpur takes around 3-4 hours. After reaching Tanakpur, follow the road route to Dharchula.

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