Champawat district was formerly a part of almora district. In 1972, the part came under pithoragarh district. In 1997 september 15, champawat was declared an individual, independent district.
Champawat is valued in uttarakhand as the place of origin of culture and religion in uttarakhand region. The champawat land is considered to be the home of naga and kinnar described in hindu mythology. The region was ruled by khash kings in past. Historical pillars, monuments, manuscripts, archeological collections and folklores of the region are the evidences to its historical importance. The manuscripts make it clear that katyur dynasty ruled the region in the past.
Champawat district is one among 13 districts of uttarakhand state, india. Champawat district administrative head quarter is champawat. It is is located 266 km west towards state capital dehradun . Champawat district population is 259648 approx. It is 12 th largest district in the state by population.
Champawat is located in the eastern kumaon division at state of uttarakhand. The region is bounded by nepal region on east, udham singh nagar district on south, nainital district on west and almora district on north west. The district champawat is the dynasty of chand rulers. They built lots of temples and ancient monuments in their ancient capital is champawat. So these monuments are the greatest attractions for the tourist peoples now days. Baleshwar, devidhura, pancheshwar, poornagiri temple are few such architectural building which built by the chand dynasty. The region has wide density of dark forests, which is a habitat center of millions of wild animals. Jim corbett’s book, “man eaters of kumaon” is merely related to the wild life that he sawed and experienced in champawat. According to the senses, champawat is the second least populous region in state of uttarakhand. Tehsils: barakot, champawat, lohaghat, pati, and purnagiri are the major places of champawat officially the region champawat was formed in 15 december 1997 by mayawati. The region is blessed with the extravagance of nature beauty; the contemporary development didn’t much demolish the beauty of the region. The site champawat is well connected by the roads with roads and world class hotels and resorts
Champawat district, geographically divided into terai, shivalik and high mountain ranges is widely appreciated as the origin of culture and religion in uttarakhand state. Varied in geography, champawat situates between 200-2000 meters above sea level experiencing different types of climate and weather in different heights. The beautiful region housing ancient temples and preserving original culture as part of life, champawat maintains its flavor in language, culture and tradition.