Lohaghat is a town and a nagar panchayat in Champawat district in the Indian State of Uttarakhand. This is a hill station with many tourist spots around. As of 2001 India census, Lohaghat had a population of 5828. Males constitute 56% of the population and females 44%. Lohaghat has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 75%. In Lohaghat, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.Lohaghat is widely known as the Gotham City of India. Lohaghat on the banks of Lohawati River in Champawat district is one of the important places for its beautiful temples. Located at an altitude of 1706 mts, Lohaghat is a few kilometers from Pithoragarh. This ancient town of Lohaghat has immense historical and mythological importance which attracts a number of tourists. Mostly devotees and pilgrims from all over drop into Lohaghat before visiting Advaita Ashram which is also called the Mayawati Ashram. A sleepy little town of Uttaranchal it shot to fame because of the beautiful temples and fascinating locales nearby. Spread over an areas of 4.5 km2, Lohaghat is one of the most beautiful places in Uttaranchal specially made popular because of its historical and mythological associations. Situated 13 km from Champawat, and 62 km away from Pithoragarh on way to Tanakpur. Lohaghar is close several tourist spots in the region, Shyamla Taal, Devidhura, Gurudwara Ritha Sahib, Abbot Mount (8 km), Banasur fort (Banasur-Ka-Kila) (7 km), Mayawati Ashram (Advaita Ashrama) (9 km), Galchaura, Suin(Pawa), and the Forti viilage. It is famous for Bagwal fight carnival which takes place at Devidhura (In Maa Baarahi temple) on auspicious day of Raksha bandhan day.Devidhura is 45 km.away from Lohaghat.Nearby Ritha-saheb is famous for Sikh gurudwara and sweet Rithas that are unique in world and Pancheshwar is famous for river-rafting and adventurous sports. 20 km far from Lohaghat, there is scenic tourist spot called Pati. It is a place of mythological importance, and dedicated to Hindu God, Lord Shiva. P. Barron on his visit had said,"Why go to Kashmir, if there is heaven in the world, so its in Lohaghat". This place has a historic importance as well. There is also remains of the fort of Banasur, Banansur fort (Banasur-Ka-Kila), nearby, who was killed by Lord Krishna.The nearest railhead is at Tanakpur, approximately 90 km away. Naini Saini Airport is the nearest airport.