Abbott Mount

A brief description about Abbott Mount

Situated at an elevation of 7,000 ft above sea level, Abbott Mount is picturesque town in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. Surrounded by snow clad Himalayas peaks, this place offers calm, decent and serene environment, far away from Hustle-bustle and maddening crowd of the cities.

Aside from its Himalayan surrounds, the place gives an assortment of walkways and tracks in the midst of the pine and deodar woods, with the perspective of different sorts of colorful Himalayan flying creatures and butterflies. It also offers striking views of Nepal and snow covered Himalaya peaks from Gangotri cliff to Dhaulagiri mountain range. Abbott Mount is located 8 km away from Lohaghat.

History of Abbott Mount

Same as the case of many other hill stations, Abbott Mount was an effort of an Englishman, John Harold Abbott in the 20th century. He was a businessman and desired to create a hill station that would be a retreat for the European society. In 1914 Mr. Abbott had built a bungalow, amongst the deep green forests of Deodar and oak and later this Bungalow only that region was called “Abbot Mount”.

Several sports and trekking activities are held near to this place in order to enhance the tourism here. Travelers can visit the Old Church located in Abbott Mount. They can also go for angling at Pancheswar or enjoy other activities like trekking, photography and playing cricket on second old pitch of India with remarkable view of the mountains. The other tourist sightseeing places in Abbott Mount are Patal Bhubaneswar and Mayawati Ashram.

What is the Best time to visit Abbott Mount

The best time to visit Abbot Mount is all through the year except monsoon season as you may encounter heavy rain fall and jamming of roads due to landslides.

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