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Overview of Berinag
The small hill station of Berinag is located in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state. This district is one of the eastern most corners of the Himalayan mountain range. Located at a height of 1740m above sea level, Berinag offers a wonderful view of the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas like Nanda Dev and Panchchuli.
History of Berinag
Berinag was initially known as Bedinag. Bedi means many and nag means snake. In the olden days, this place was filled with many temples dedicated to the Snake God. Even today, one can find quite a few snake temples here. The tea plantations were stared by the British rulers during the 18th century, and today, this is one of the main occupations of the local inhabitants of Berinag. This hill station is known for its extremely tasty tea.
Berinag hill station, located in Pithoragarh district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, is at a height of 1740m above sea level and spread across many scenic villages and snow-clad peaks of Himalayan Mountain Ranges. It is located at 29.80 degrees towards the North and 80.07 degrees towards the East.
How to reach and local transport
Air – Pantnagar Airport, at a distance of 195km, is the nearest to Berinag.
Rail – Kathgodam and Tanakpur, at a distance of 160km and 169km respectively, are the nearest stations to Berinag.
Road - There are lots of buses that run between Pithoragarh and other important places in Uttarakhand and Delhi.
Local transport – Local buses and trekking are the local modes of transport to commute within Berinag.
Tourist Attractions and things to do
Chaukori, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Nainital etc. are some of the tourist spots near Berinag. Trekking and pilgrimage are the main activities that tourists can indulge in, when they come to Berinag.
Places to eat and local cuisine
There are no exclusive restaurants in Berinag. The hotels that tourists stay in have in house restaurants that serve mostly vegetarian food, comprising of Wheat bread, moong dal, dalma and desserts.
Places to stay
Some of the best options to stay near Berinag are all 2-star accommodation facilities. They are Ojaswi Resort, Parwati Resort and Haridarshan Resort.
STD, PIN code and emergency contact numbers
The STD and PIN codes of Berinag are 05964 and 262531 respectively. Emergency numbers that can be dialled anytime during the day are 100, 101 and 102 for Police, Fire and Ambulance services respectively.
Banks, Hospitals and Tourist Office
1 - State Bank of India
Berinag Branch, Hardoi, Pithoragarh district - 262531, Ph: 05964 244626
2 - Union Bank of India
New Market, Opposite to PWD Office, Berinag, Pithoragarh – 262531, Ph: Not provided
Near Sildhar Bus Stand, Pithoragarh Head Office, Pithoragarh – 262531, Ph: 05964 225687
Jeevan Jyoti Hospital,
Bhatkote Road, Pithoragarh Head Office, Pithoragarh – 262501, Ph: 05964 223415
District Tourism Development Office of Pithoragarh district
Contact person – Mr. SS Yadav (Assistant Tourism Officer in Charge),
Ph: 05964 225527, 09412998518