Pithoragarh is full of monuments like temples and castles made by the Chand rulers. The Kapilaswar Mahadev Temple is at a distance of 3 km from the township. Pithoragarh fort is on the top of a hill near the town. Manu temple is situated in Chandak. A sanctuary named Ashur Chulla is at a distance of 20 km from Pithoragarh.
Thal kedar and Nakuleswar temples can be found at a distance of 20 km from the town. Monshyari, located at a distance of 127 km to the north of Pithoragarh town is covered with the glaciers, the point where the Gori Ganga originates. Patal Bhubaneswar is a famous Shiva cave temple, situated at a distance of 91 km from Pithoragarh town.
Dharuchula is in the Indo-Nepal border and is famous for Mansarovar Yatra. Narayan Ashram established by Narayan Swami is at a distance of 36km from Pithoragarh Township. Chaukori is known for its tea gardens, situated at a distance of 112km from the town. Gangolighat is famous for its Kali temple. Jhulaghat is in the border of India and Nepal, where electronics and other Nepali goods are sold.
Some of the locations such as Chandak, Kamaksha Mahadev, Munsyari, etc provide trekking trails mountain activities and water activities like hang gliding, Para gliding,canoeing, rafting, etc .