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40 kms. from Lohaghat at the confluence of river Kali and Saryu, Pancheshwar forms the borders with Nepal and is famous for the temple of Chaumu, its fair and a dip at the confluence is considered to be very sacred. The Jaat (jamaan) of Chaumu comes down from villages Sail, 5 km. above the temple. Chaumu is worshiped as a protector of animals. Bells and milk are offered in the temple of Pancheshwar. Chaumu Jaat of Pancheshwar has its unique way of cultural expression. The temple at Pancheshwar is devoted to Lord Shiva.
The very first story of his first book (Man Eaters of Kumaon) is related to Champawat.
•Season :Round the year
•Clothing Summer: light Woolens or cotton, Winter: Heavy Woolens
•Language: Kumaoni, Hindi and English
•Local Transport : Jeeps/Taxis/Ponies/Dandi
•Area : 5 Sq. kms.