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Dharchula

Dharchula is a beautiful town located on the Indo-Nepal border in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand State, India. The snow clad Panchchuli peaks located on the west of Dharchula separate it from the Johar Valley. Dharchula Uttarakhand is situated at an altitude of 916 meter above sea level. Dharchula is surrounded by hills and offers breathtaking views of the grand Himalayan peaks. The hill station gets its name from Dhar and Chula; Dhar means Peak and Chula means stove. Dharchula was an ancient trading town on the Trans-Himalayan trade routes. Trade was based on barter system and was the only source of income for the inhabitants of Dharchula. Local handicrafts like carpets which are known here as dan, were exchanged with the Tibetans for food and clothing. The town is completely surrounded by hills on all sides and the views are breathtaking. The people of the town of Dharchula have any similar characteristics to the people of the town called Darchula in Nepal, which is just across the border. There are a few places of tourist interest that are located in the town, however most tourists who travel here, come to witness the unique culture and diversity of the people.

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