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Champawat is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Champawat district. The city was the former capital of the Kumaon Kingdom.MythologyChampawat is believed to be the place where the Kurmavtar (the turtle incarnation of Lord Vishnu) took place.These days there is a temple which is called kranteshwar mandir which is dedicated to lord Shiva.HistoryChampawat was formerly the capital of the Chand dynasty rulers of Kumaon. The Baleshwar Temple built by the Chand rulers in the 12th century is an excellent monument with marvelous stone carving works.Shani MandirIn Maurari Village is a Famous Temple, Shaani Mandir . This Temple is near to Champawat, 10 km south from Main Market Champawat.GeographyChampawat lies in the southeast of the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is in the eastern part of the Kumaon Himalayas at an average elevation of 1615m. It is located at and covers an area of 5km2. The city of Champawat lies in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand, which was carved out from the Pithoragarh district by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1997. Champawat is in Champawat District. With the Inspirock world travel planner, Champawat and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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