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Champawat, as the folklore goes, owes its name to the daughter of King Arjun Deo, Champawati. Champawat district is having its own importance in terms of religious and social aspects since time immemorial. It is also believed that Champawat district is the source and origin of religion and culture of Uttarakhand. It was in Champawat that Lord Vishnu is said to have appeared as 'Kurma avatar' (incarnation as tortoise). Hence Kumaon also came to be known as Kurmanchal.

Jim Corbett, an Indian-born British hunter, conservationist and naturalist, had come to this region in the first decade of the twentieth century in order to hunt for man eating tigers. Even the very first story of his first book (Man Eaters of Kumaon) is related to Champawat. Champawat was once the capital of the rulers of the Chand dynasty.

Champawat is situated 1615 meters above sea level and is situated at around 76 Kms from Pithoragarh headquarters and is quite famous for its natural beauty and well known temples. A historical spot, Champawat has many well known temples of high artistic value. On 15th Sep, 1997 Champawat district was given an independent identity.

At Champawat you can find plenty of good hotels like Hotel Mount View, Baleshwar Resort and KMVN Tourist Rest House. Moreover, you can also book your accommodation at Hotel Cedar Valley at Lohaghat, which is 14 km away from Champawat district headquarters.

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