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Himalayan Hideouts - Abbott Mount, Uttarakhand

Riding through the hills and valleys of Kumaon, we have now reached the eastern-most region of Uttarakhand, called as the Kali Kumaon. The beauty of this region surpasses all natural beauty that you have witnesses in Uttarakhand till now.

 

Nanda Devi

Abbott Mount
The Abbott Mount is located atop a hill in the Kali Kumaon region situated in the beautiful district of Champawat. Abbott Mount has been named after John Harold Abbot, an Englishman who founded the hill-station for the European community of the 20th century.

Unlike other hill-stations, Abbott Mount has retained its original charm and serenity. Lesser known places have their own advantages!

Abbott Mount Cottage


Riders' Joy: Abbott Mount is the place which will overshadow all the beauty you witnessed and rode through till now on your Uttarakhand trip. This is fairytale land! On your way, you will come across Lohaghat, a village with a bazaar and a petrol pump – do tank up here. Once you leave the crowded bazaar of Lohaghat, within 9kms of unspoilt beauty, you will come across Marorakhan where you will begin a 3km steep climb. You will enjoy riding through clouds as you go up this beautiful hill and you might want to pinch yourself out of this dream! Once on top, it will be hard to resist yourself from running around with clouds beneath your feet!

Riding in Clouds

What you can do there: Although Abbott Mount is a secluded place, it does not lack in activities. Nature lovers can indulge in lovely walks and day treks in and around Abbott Mount. The hill is home to a huge variety of Himalayan birds thus being a birdwatcher’s paradise. Come summer and its gardens are full with the colours of bloom and hues of many species of beautiful butterflies. Walnut trees are in plenty and so are the orchards laden with pear. Eat as much fresh fruit as you want and carry some back home too!

Fresh Fruit – Pears Here Are One Of The Tastiest

Abbott Mount has an old Cricket pitch and at a little below 7000 feet, it ranks as the second highest in the world, after the pitch in Chail, H.P. Beside the pitch lays the late John Harold Abbot enjoying the view of his favourite mountains. It is from here that you can get the best view of the Himalayan range. Trishul, Maiktoli, Nandakot, Nandaghunti and the twin peaks of the Nanda Devi are part of the panoramic view. If not too cloudy, you should be able to feast your eyes on the Pindari glacier too!

A View From The Cottage

Nights at Abbott Mount are always memorable ones and you can make them even better by spending them around a bonfire sipping brandy or indulging in some hot chocolate. Watch fireflies lit up the deodars like a festive Christmas tree while you sing a few soulful numbers to your loved ones.

March onwards till the beginning of the monsoons, you can get your best catch of Mahseer at Pancheshwar on the confluence of the Saryu and the Mahakali rivers.

If you wish to, you can ride down to Lohaghat bazaar which is famous for its old silversmiths and shop for some local handicrafts.


Spend a Memorable Evening at Abbott Mount

For the traveller: Abbott Mount Cottage is the place where you stay once you reach the private hill-station. You can choose from 13 secluded, warm and comfortable cottages spread over the hillside offering great views and tranquillity in the serene location.

Food is a part of the package deal and quite tasty. You can enjoy your meals amidst the tall deodars or around the pear and walnut trees. If you wish to try some of the local cuisine, you could sample some from the dhabas at Lohaghat bazaar.


A Typical Leisurely Afternoon at Abbot Mount

Comments

P Raval - February 26, 2015 | 5:37 am ( 4 years ago )

If you are willing to travel to a hill station, then Abbott Mount is the ideal place for you to go. You can travel with your bike, and your friends will be able to relax in the cool and calm atmosphere of this particular hill station.

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Shaan - February 25, 2015 | 7:38 am ( 4 years ago )

Abbott Mount is a wonderful place, and also a hill station. It is located very close to Champawat and it is also another hill station. So, you shall face no problems in travelling to that particular place. Moreover, you can travel with your family, and there will be no problems with safety or fooding.

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Jitendra - February 24, 2015 | 10:30 am ( 4 years ago )

When you're facing problems with your bike in Abbott Mount, always consult a local repair man. Chances are that you will be able to get it fixed very soon, and you can carry on with your journey.

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Sushma - February 24, 2015 | 5:40 am ( 4 years ago )

Your travelling needs can easily be met when you're looking into visiting Abbott Mount. This is a wonderful place to go, and the food is also very short. The local people always help you out, and your biking, if it faces any problems, there is places to take care of it.

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Komal - February 23, 2015 | 11:37 am ( 4 years ago )

When you're looking into quality destinations, then visiting Abbott Mount is the best thing to do. You will be able to have a wonderful time with your family, and everything else can take a backseat.

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Rafique - February 23, 2015 | 9:50 am ( 4 years ago )

Abbott Mount is a wonderful place to visit with your family. In case you're looking at biking, then this is a good way in which you will be able to take care of your transportation needs. Travelling down from Mumbai, you will not face any problems with the climate or with the feature of this place.

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Anuja - February 23, 2015 | 7:22 am ( 4 years ago )

The food is very good in Abbott Mount, and there are no problems that you will be able to find. The local people are also very helpful, and there are adequate resting stations.. Overall, when you're facing problems with understanding the original charm and beauty, you will find no such problems over here..

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