The first time you google Vijaypur. It sends you to Madhya Pradesh than to a place in Jammu and Kashmir. That gives you a some insight on what a rare delight it is to be in Vijaypur, Uttarakhand. It is as offbeat as it gets. This hidden jewel in Bhageshwar is amazing. Checkout the Vijaypur tour and travel guide to explore this beautiful place.
Although one gets used to of getting glimpses of Himalayas. Its when you reach Vijaypur you truly feel the eminence of these lofty snow covered mountains. You can stand for hours admiring the Panchachuli range as well as some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas including Nanda Devi (7816m), Nanda Devi East ( 7434m), Trisul (7120m), and Migthuni (6855m).
Earlier the place was called Ora. It was only in 1947 when a rich Gujarati merchant came by and set up a tea estate, it was renamed as Vijaypur. There are many tea estates in this part of the land. Though it is said that most of the good stuff gets exported.
Vijaypur is also an excellent stop if one is thinking to travel from Delhi to Munsyari which can be a 23 hours hectic journey.
What can you do in Vijaypur tour?
One can stroll around in the tea garden but not the 200 year old bungalow which is inhibited. Vijaypur is also a birdwatchers paradise where you can find many rare species of Himalayan Birds. Bird-watching one hobby which you can inculcate which helps you being much more aware of the nature around you.
Dhyanalinga temple which dates back to 9th century is located amidst the oak trees on a hill top. The temples in this region are flooded with bells which the locals tie in when their wish is granted by their Isht dev.
Apart from serene vista, Himalayas and warm village folk, Vijaypur can be a excellent point for excursion to other marvelous places around which include Kotmanya (15km), Chaukori (24 kms), Thal (40kms), Patal Bhuvneshwar ( 45kms)
Hotels in Vijaypur:
Apart from the small guest houses which are available in the area. A few huts which go by the name Chestnut Grove Himalayas Lodge is a few km ahead of Vijaypur tour. The owner Mr Mahesh Pandey is a very likeable person. They serve limited range of cuisines but the quality is very good.
When to Visit Vijaypur?
Vijaypur is accessible throughout the year. We suggest to visit the place along the summer and the autumn season when the weather is clearer and so is the view of Himalayas. Monsoon make the tea gardens come to life. Take your pick.
How to Reach Vijaypur?
By Train: The Nearest railway station is Kathgodam located 178 from Bhageshwar. Vijaypur is located at a distance of few kms from Bhageswar. Cabs/Shared Cabs/ Buses are available from Haldwani (a station prior to Kathgodam)
By Bus: The nearest Bus station is Haldwani. Buses leave regularly from ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi to Haldwani. (For prior reservation go to Uttarakhand Roadways website). Cabs/Shared Cabs/ Buses are available from Haldwani to Bhageswar. You have to book a cab for Mount Abott.
Take warm woolen clothes if you are travelling in Winters temperature varies from 0 to 10 degrees. In Summers you can pack lightly. A few warm clothes would do. Temperature is above 15 degrees.