Experience a vintage charm at this tiny hamlet atop a hill summit
Cocooned in the Kali Kumaon region of Champawat district in Uttarakhand, the dwarf Hill station of Abbott Mount is the route to a picturesque getaway from the buzzing city life. If you want to escape to a land of scenic calm and mystic trails then this tiny hamlet atop the Lohaghat range is exactly where you need to get going. This enticing location, with its Europen vintage charm and the view of the snow-capped Himalayas, is a natural bliss and truly deserves your attention!
Reel in the beauty and wonder of Abbott Mount
Mount Abbot is a cosy Himalayan abode that is blessed with natural beauty, you just can't turn away from. Be it the cluster of thirteen cottages that bound this, or the five acres of forests that stretch beyond, this place is a marvel of panoramic sights that bind each and all under an enchanting spell. Cliffed at an elevation 6,400 feet above the mean sea level, the place is the natural habitat of exotic Himalayan wildlife, sub temperate vegetation, enamouring every nature lover.
The bounties of this place are graced with the magnificence of a Church that adds a feat of spiritual glory to its beauty. The Abbott Mount is washed with beautiful winter mornings, with a dewy envelope onto to its lush green covers. Also the base for the Mahaseer fishing in Pancheshwar, where Rive Saryu meets the streams of Mahakali, this place calls onto you and you need to take a detour from the city roads and reel in the slow and relaxed pace of this alluring tourist destination.
This is the perfect place for those who want to add the mystic thrill of paranormal spook to their adventure trip. As per local myths, this small settlement is home to haunted and eerie activities. The locals believe that one of the bungalows of Abbott Mount is the residence of a doctor by name Morrison who used to perform experiments on people. Legends have it that the ghosts of his patients still roam in the 'Mukhti Kothari' a room of this house.
How to reach here:
Abbott Mount is about 589 km from Lucknow and the hilly route makes the journey stretch for around 9 hours if you hit the road by the NH9. You can also take a train or plane to reach here. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam and it takes about 6 hours and 45 minutes to reach here from Lucknow. From this point on, you can hire a rental cab and reach the destination. You can also fly until Pantnagar, the nearest Hill Station and can take a taxi to reach Abbott Mount. This is the shorted possible route from Lucknow, stretching for about 5 hours and 20 minutes.
If the Lucknow city cold has chilled you to your bones already, why don't you give an upgraded change to your scenery and trek to this hill station where the winter chills are at least more warranted! Gather your friends and family, hatch a plan and hit the route that will take you the bountiful scapes of Abbott Mount.
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