Abbott Mount

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At an altitude of 7000 feet, there lies the tiny hamlet of Abbott Mount from where one could witness the snowcapped cliffs of the mighty Himalayas in its full glory. This momentous hilly resort on the eastern side of the Kumaon Hills unravels a passable vision of the massive peaks from the Gangotri cliff to Dhaulagiri range.

Like all other hilly resorts, this hill station is also a noble venture of the progressive English men, especially John Harold Abbott, who wants a retreat from the tiresome life of the plains. Though this is established during the early part of the 20th century, it succeeded to keep its identity till now.

Abbott Mount has spectacular trails and walkways that make the picnicker spell bound. Picturesque and serene surroundings of deodar and pine forest are a haven of exotic Himalayan birds whose twittering and chirping creates a melodious environ. It would be a perfect quixotic location for young couples and honeymooners.

Abbott Mount encompasses a cluster of thirteen Cottages set in the midst of five acres of marvelous woods. On its pictorial ambiance, this hamlet holds a lovely church, which provides an ethereal appeal to its magnificence. You can opt for a tour to this hilly resort at any time of the year. If you prefer slower and easy paced vacation, you choose the summers when the entire surroundings would be filled with the diaphanous shades of large variety of butterflies. Those who prefer some thrilling expeditions can try out some fishing and other allied adventures.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Champawat
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Kumaoni, Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 17 to 25°C,
Winter -5 to 15°C
Altitude: 2150 m
Pincode: 262525
STD code: 05965

Distances

  • Delhi to Abbott Mount 384 km
  • Indore to Abbott Mount 1024 km
  • Nagpur to Abbott Mount 1157 km
  • Kolkata to Abbott Mount 1424 km
  • Almora to Abbott Mount 160 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

The hill station Abbott Mount has a pleasant cool climate all through year.

Summers (March to June) are very pleasant with temperatures touching down to 10°C during nights and reaching a maximum of 20°C during day times. Tourist would like to explore the natural beauty during this season.

Monsoons (July to September) offers intermittent showers and cooler than summers. The place looks marvelous during showers.

Winters (November to February) are chilly with temperature touching down freezing levels. Many tourists avoid venturing outdoors during freezing period of December – January.

Best time to visit Abbott Mount is March to November.

  • March to June is perfect for sight seeing and outings.

  • April and May are good season for fishing in the surrounding Rivers.

  • July to October is majestic with monsoon showers and is deal for sight seeing with majestic lusting greeneries.

  • November to February suits for those like chilly climate.