Champawat is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Champawat district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Champawat district. The city was the former capital of the Kumaon Kingdom.
Champawat is believed to be the place where the Kurmavtar (the turtle incarnation of Lord Vishnu) took place.These days there is a temple which is called kranteshwar mandir which is dedicated to lord Shiva
Champawat lies in the southeast of the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is in the eastern part of the Kumaon Himalayas at an average elevation of 1,615 metres (5,299 ft). It is located at 29.33°N 80.10°E and covers an area of 5 square kilometres (1.9 sq mi). The city of Champawat lies in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand, which was carved out from the Pithoragarh district by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1997
Champawat has a Humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cfa) with distinct wet and dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Champawat usually enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year. The average temperature for the year in Champawat is 24.6 °C (76.3 °F). The warmest month, on average, is June with an average temperature of 32.1 °C (89.8 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 14.3 °C (57.7 °F). The average amount of precipitation for the year in Champawat is 1,239.5 millimetres (48.80 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is July with 358.1 millimetres (14.10 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is November with an average of 2.5 millimetres (0.098 in). There are an average of 43.8 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in August with 10.9 days and the least precipitation occurring in November with 0.6 days.
Due to it's cooler temperatures Champawat is a popular conduit for tourists visiting Pithoragarh, Dharchula, Almora and other mountain towns. The long winding sealed roads leading up to Champawat through Tanakpur are a popular route for motorcycle enthusiasts. Champawat has multiple hotels and guesthouses for individuals visiting the town