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Baleshwar, 76 kms. from Pithoragarh, situated at Champawat is the most artistic temple of the district. There are evidences that the group of temples dedicated to Baleshwar, Ratneshwar and Champawati Durga were built by the early kings of the Chand dynasty. The temple once had intricate structural features and a sanctuary with a mandap. The intricate carving still visible on the ceilings of these temples is an evidence of their ancient glory and artistic excellence.
The very first story of his first book (Man Eaters of Kumaon) is related to Champawat.
•Season :Round the year
•Clothing Summer: light Woolens or cotton, Winter: Heavy Woolens
•Language: Kumaoni, Hindi and English
•Local Transport : Jeeps/Taxis/Ponies/Dandi
•Area : 5 Sq. kms.