Mount Abbott in Champavat is the place where you would love to walk around amidst woods without messy traffic and noising crowd sip tea with clouds down in the valley and glare at the beautiful sunset. Mount Abbott or Abbott mount was discovered in the pre-independence era by a Britton (citizen of Great Britain) John Abbott, thus he named this place after himself.
To start inhabitation here he built around 13 cottages here, some cottages are ruined with the time whereas some of them still existed. Here, the word Panorama finds new perspective as views of peaks like Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda and Ghunti spanning in an arc in front of you across the valley.
An old church is also there which was built in 1942. This Church is closed now, but supposedly prayers are held there once or twice in a year.
The large ground here allures to the Cricket players, it is also claimed to be the second highest pitch, first is Chail in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 7,000 feet from the sea level. The weather here is nice all over the year; temperature raises up to 17 to 25°C in summer and falls for -5 to 15°C in winter.
Abbott Mount has breathtaking trails and walkways and enough to spell bound a visitor. Pleasant and heavenly atmosphere with the presence of tall cedar and pine forest are home to beautiful Himalayan birds. This is a place soon to become the famous among the honeymooners due to its peaceful and exotic location.
Have the Rest and Food at: As a place to have your moments of rest in the Abbott Mount those left cottages are converted as nice resorts. Good thing to know is that they have still maintained the look and culture of a pure cottage. And as food there is the north Indian cuisine is available in the cottages.
How to Reach: You can reach here from Delhi by road. First take the route of NH 24 to Rampur via Moradabad, secondly NH 87 to Rudrapur via Bilaspur. And then from Rudrapur, NH 125 will lead to Marorakhan via Champavat and Lohaghat from where a state highway will lead to Abbott Mount.
By Rail- Kathgodam is the nearest railhead to Mount Abbott which is at the distance of 163 Km from it. Second railhead is Tanakpur at the distance of 80 kms.
By Plane- Pantnagar airport is the domestic and nearest which is connected to Delhi & Chandigarh.