The township of Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhand bears several stories. There is a record of the name being called as Govishan which is evident in the travelogues of the famous Chinese monk Hiuen Tsang who travelled to India during ancient times. Its name later changed to Ujhaini, Ujaini or Ujjayani.
History of Pandav Fort
The place is called Pandavkholi, Pandav fort, and it lies within the beautiful state Uttarakhand in India. According to legend, this fort is connected with Indian epic called the Mahabharata and its Pandava characters. Legend has it that after the battle of Kurukshetra, pandava took a journey for forgiveness by committing atonement. At this point, they arrived at this quiet place where they chose to reflect.
Hence the fort is named after caves of the Pandavkholi, which in Hindu belief are said to be the places where the Pandavas meditated. The fort is located amidst lush greenery of Tehri Garhwal region that provides a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range. They are hewn in the rock and associated with the stay of the Pandavas therein.
Pandavkholi visitors are not just offered to revisit mythical times, but also can enjoy its present pristine nature too. It’s a fun hike to the fort that caters to adventure lovers combining an interesting bit of history, and attractive natural scenery. Although there are controversies over the historical basis behind Pandavkholi’s link with the fort; the place is simply magical and cannot fail to attract any person into it who wants to experience both myths and peaceful environment of the Himalayas.
Why to Visit Pandav Fort
To Uttarakhand calls Pandav fort-the charm of the mythical and the breath-taking view. The ancient fort, located at the picturesque Kumaon region, is immersed with the myths and legends associated with the Pandavas from Mahabharata.
It is an ideal combination of history and nature that rewards adventurer with beautiful scenic of Himalayas. This is a walk-in old-world story. These include some stone carvings which give a new insight on this adventure. The trip to Pandav fort brings together folklore, history and the scenic splendour of Uttarakhand.
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