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Introducing Abbott Mount

Best time to visit : March to June: Summer months for thoroughly enjoyable sightseeing at Abbott Mount. July to September: Monsoon months are good to witness nature at its full glory. Note that heavy rainfall and fog may cause blocked roads.
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Abbott Mount being a remote location is a blessing in disguise for this picturesque hamlet located in Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand). Consequently, the place continues to be a hidden treasure, accessed by less number of tourists. Moreover, Abbott Mount has managed to preserve its original charm and natural grandeur which many other hill stations in the region have lost with time. Nestled amidst majestic pine and deodar forests, the tiny hill station offers peace and tranquillity, broken only by the pleasurable chirping of birds. Nature exploration is the best theme of holidaying at Abbott Mount, which also attracts newly wedded couples and family tourists.

Facts

Abbott Mount came into limelight during the British rule in India. An English businessman, John Harold Abbott discovered the place and was spellbound by its beauty. He decided to establish it as a hill resort for English tourists. The array of 13 fines cottages constructed here continues to be the popular accommodation for the visitors. The place is close to the Indo-Nepal border and has one of the oldest and highest cricket grounds in the world. Abbott Mount experiences extremely cold winters and moderate to heavy rainfall during monsoons.

Abbott Mount doesn’t have modern restaurants or other eating venues. However, the cuisines served at the cottages include vegetarian ad well as non-vegetarian dishes. The cooking staff can prepare food according to the taste and preferences of the guests. Rice is the inseparable part of the menu. Special desserts like kesar halwa (a kind of pudding) are among the highlights. The nearby hill station of Lohaghat has many eating joints.

There are no shops and markets at Abbott Mount. Tourists can visit the market at the nearby destinations called Lohaghat and Pithoragarh. Handicrafts made of bamboo are amongst the unique items available here. Apart from attractive bamboo baskets and mats, other worthwhile items include blankets, woollens, shawls and carpets. Silver jewellery items can also be found here.

Nearby Places:
•  Lohaghat (7 km.): Another hill station with pristine natural beauty, Lohaghat is well-known for its majestic temples, forts and historic places.

•  Champawat (18 km.): A beautiful town with mythological importance, Champawat has alluring attractions like Baleshwar Temple and extremely splendid natural magnificence.

•  Pithoragarh (58 km.): Deservingly called ‘Little Kashmir’ for its enchanting Soar Valley, the place has unbound beauty offering spectacular views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Forts and temples of Chand Dynasty are also located here.

•  Tanakpur (93 km.): Known for the very famous Purnagiri Temple, the enticing town is also an important destination on the way to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage.

•  Devidhura (50 km.): The town is famous for its Barahi Temple which is also believed to be closely connected with Temple Tiger of Jim Corbett.

•  Pancheshwar (42 km.): Near to the Indo-Nepal border, the place is extremely revered for its Lord Shiva Temple.

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