Pithoragarh is the district headquarter, which lies in the Kumaon Hills, in the  state of Uttrakhand and is located at an elevation of 5200 feet above the sea level, with an enchanting view of the verdant Himalayas.

It is connected to Haldwani and Bareilly by regular bus services. The nearest railway station is Tanakpur on Bareilly route and Kathgodam on Haldwani route. Direct bus service from Delhi to Pithoragarh is also available.