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About Lohaghat

Lohaghat is a popular hill station in Champawat district of Uttarakhand. It is sited at a distance of 8 km away from the district Headquarters Champawat, 414 km away from the state capital Dehradun and 419 km away from the national capital Delhi. The city is very popular for its tourist spots. Khadi bazar in Lohaghat is a popular shopping center in the city.

About Lohaghat

People of all religions and communities reside in the city who mostly speaks Hindi, Urdu and a local language Kumaoni. Festivals like Janamashtmi and Holi are celebrated in a grand scale in the city. The city homes a total population of 7926 as per 2011 population census. The density of population in the city is recorded as 1761.3 people in an inch per sq km in an area of 4.5 sq km. The city has no notable industrial establishments in its grounds for the reason why it falls under backward industrial growth regions of Uttarakhand.

Overview of Lohaghat

The city is believed to be dedicated to Lord Shiva as per Hindu mythology. P.Barron upon his visit to the city mentioned Lohaghat is a heaven in the earth. The remains of Varansur fort is found close to the city who was killed by Lord Krishna. 

Geography of Lohaghat

Geography of LohaghatLohaghat city covers a total area of 4.5 sq km that is about 1.7 sq mi. The city is elevated at a height of 1754 meters above sea level which is about 5755 feet and it got its coordinates at 29.42° North latitude and 80.10° East longitude. The city is bounded by Champawat Tehsil in the South, Barakot Tehsil in the North, Pati Tehsil in the west and Pithoragarh Tehsil in the North.

The city is one of the border cities in India Nepal border. River Lohwati flows close to the city. The climate is always pleasant in the hills station including summers while the winters are very chill.  

Areas and Localities in Lohaghat

The popular areas and localities in the city are Khais Kande, Patan Kanera, Prem Nagar, Koli Dhek, Lohaghat Range, Chandmari, Rai Nagar and many more. The Khais Kande locality is sited on the top end of the city while the Rai Nagar locality is sited on the southern end of Lohaghat. 

Localities nearby Lohaghat

The major villages that are located close by Lohaghat are Patan Patani at 3 km away, Pau at 4 km away, Gumaid at 6 km away, Champawat at 8 km away and Barakot at 8 km away. The major cities that are spotted close to Lohaghat are Champawat at 7 km away, Pithoragarh at 26 km away, Almora at 54 km away and Haldwani at 64 km away.

The Taluks that are located nearby Lohaghat are Champawat at 8 km away, Barakot at 8 km away and Pati at 15 km away. The districts that lie nearby Lohaghat are Champawat at 8 km away, Pithoragarh at 26 km away, Almora at 54 km away and Bageshwar at 64 km away.

The localities surrounding Lohaghat are Tarag and Pau localities in the north, Kaligaon and Raikot Kunwar localities in the east, Bangaon and Khuna Bora localities in the south and Chaura Dhek and Khawagarh localities in the west.

Administration in Lohaghat

Lohaghat city constitutes a Nagar Panchayat and a Notified Area Council which includes about 7 wards for which elections are conducted every 5 years to form a new local body in the city. The city operates under Kumaon administrative division of Uttarakhand state administration that is headed by the division commissioner. 

Lohaghat is one of the five sub districts or Tehsils in Champawat district apart from Barakot, Champawat, Purnagiri and Pati. Lohaghat is a tehsil Headquarters. The city is also one of the four administrative blocks in its district apart from Champawat, Pati and Barakot. 

The city falls within Almora Lok Sabha constituency and the current MP of the constituency is Shri Ajay Tamta elected to Indian Parliament in the year 2014. Lohaghat belongs to Lohaghat Vidhan Sabha constituency and the current MLA of the constituency is Shri Puran Singh elected to Uttarakhand legislative assembly in the year 2012.

Healthcare in Lohaghat

The Lohaghat hospital in the city offers quality health care services to all its visitors from the whole of Lohaghat Tehsil.

Lohaghat Hospital
Address:
Meena Bazar Rd
Lohaghat Range
Lohaghat, Champawat- 262524

Tourism in Lohaghat

The Tehsil Headquarters of Lohaghat is a very popular tourist destination in Champawat district which brings in numerous tourist and devotees every year to its grounds as it homes numerous tourist attractions and ancient temples in its grounds. The scenic city of Lohaghat at 1754 meters attitude has great mythological and historical importance with good transport facility & pleasant climate which are also certain main factor that attracts tourist towards its grounds.

Here is the list of places of worships in Lohaghat:

Shivalaya Temple
Address:
Lohaghat Range
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524

Hazrat Kalu Saiyad Baba
Address:
Meena Bazar Rd
Lohaghat Range
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 098970 82002

Tourist Places nearby Lohaghat

The popular tourist attractions that are sited very close to Lohaghat are Abbott Mount at 3 km away, Champawat at 7 km away, Mayawati Ashram at 9 km away, Vanasur fort at 7 km away, Pithoragarh at 26 km away, Tanakpur at 9 km away and Naukuchiatal at 49 km away.

Transport in Lohaghat

The Tehsil Headquarters Lohaghat has good roadway transport system in its grounds. The national highway NH 125 cuts the city in its middle and links Lohaghat to major destinations in Uttarakhand state like Sitarganj, Champawat and Pithoragarh. The nearby localities the NH 125 links Lohaghat are Bangaon, Balai, Majhera, Chaniya, Madli Talli, Punathi, Tyarkunda, Bilhairi, Champawat, Raikot Mahar, Patan Patani, Abot Mount, Bantoli, Tarag and many more.

Transport in Lohaghat

The Khetikhan road is one of the major roadways running through Lohaghat which enters the city from its west end and merges with NH 125 in the middle of the city. The Barakot road or the Almora to Champawat road is another major roadway in the city which enters the city from its north end and merges with NH 125 in Prem Nagar locality. 

The other major roads running through Lohaghat are Canal road, Pulla road, Meena bazar road, Degree college road, Kaligaun road, Talli Chandmari road, Trazery road and many more.

Nearby Airports and Railway Station from Lohaghat

Lohaghat doesn’t own an airport or railway station in its grounds. The airports that are located close to the city are Pantnagar airport at 82 km away and Dehradun airport at 250 km away. The Kathgodam railway station is the nearby major railway station from Lohaghat that is located at a distance of 61 km away. The other railway stations that are located close to the city are Tanakpur railway station at 41 km away and Banbasa airport at 50 km away.

Sweet Stalls in Lohaghat

Sweets are loved by the locals and tourist in the city which are served by the sweet stalls in Lohaghat.

Sweet Stalls in LohaghatGoswami Sweets
Address:
Haterangya Choraha
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 9690885667
Landmark: Sarswati Sisu Mandir School

Pandey Sweet & Restaurant
Address:
Bus Stand
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 9412985653

Photo Studios in Lohaghat

The Radhe Raj photo studio in the city is a well-known photo studio in Lohaghat which do quality photography works for all social events.

Radhe-Raj Photo Studio
Address:
Main Bus Station
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 9627970368, 9759915736

Banks in Lohaghat

Banks in LohaghatThe city operates the bank branch of State bank of India which offers is customers various beneficial saving schemes.

State Bank Of India
Address:
Main Road
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 05965-234532, 05965-235108, 1800112211, 18004253800
 

Regional Passport Office for Lohaghat

The Dehradun passport office is the regional passport office for Lohaghat jurisdiction.

Dehradun Passport Office
Address:
12, Aroma Hotel Building
New Road
Dehradun, Uttarakhand- 248001
Phone no.: 0135 265 2165
Landmark: Near MKP Inter College

Retail Stores in Lohaghat

The city grounds numerous retail cum general stores in all its prime localities to meet the provision demand of the locals in the city.

Retail Stores in LohaghatRohit Punetha General Store
Address:
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Landmark: Near TWD Colony

Rai General Store
Address:
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 094129 77056

MAA Jagdamba Daily Shop
Address:
Sahara Q Shop
Main Market
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 9410819186

Jewellery Showrooms in Lohaghat

Jewellery Showrooms in LohaghatThe city grounds the popular Jai Jagoli Baba jewellers in its grounds which sell fine collection of jewellery in attractive collection.

JAI Jagoli Baba Jewellers
Address:
Chowk Bazar
Lohaghat, Champawat - 262524
Phone no.: 9634760861

Quick Facts about Lohaghat

State: Uttarakhand
District: Champawat
Division: Kumaon
Altitude: 1754 m
Latitude: 29.42° N
Longitude: 80.10° E
PIN Code: 262524
STD Code: 05965
Population: 7926
Local Languages: Hindi, Urdu and Kumaoni

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