This village is included among the beautiful places on earth, people stay here only for 6 months; It is related to Mahabharata

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Pithoragarh: Uttarakhand is famous in the world for its natural beauty. The border of this state is with China. The Himalayas determine the boundary here. There are many beautiful villages in these Himalayan areas, which are now known as the first villages of the country. One such very beautiful village is Kuti, which is the last population settled on the India-China border at an altitude of 12000 feet.

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There is a connection here with Mahabharata
As beautiful as this village is, it is also considered a holy village in religious beliefs. This village has a direct connection with the events of Mahabharata, which is named after Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. According to religious beliefs, after the Mahabharata war, the Pandavas sadly reached this place with their mother Kunti and wife Draupadi, where they built a palace and resided for a long time.

Yudhishthir attained heaven
While wandering at this place, Yudhishthir attained heaven and other brothers and his wife sacrificed their lives at this very place while searching for Yudhishthir. Mother Kunti, who was waiting for the arrival of her sons and daughter-in-law. He realized that his son was not going to return, so he worshiped the gods. And the gods blessed him with immortality at this place. The village people still worship Mother Kunti as a goddess.

Villagers live only for 6 months
The villagers of Kuti spend only 6 months in their village. This village situated in the lap of Himalayas is completely covered with snow in winter. Even after seventy decades of independence, there is neither electricity nor any health center here. Villagers earn their living only through farming. Some people here also participated in Indo-China trade. But due to closure of trade for the last 4 years, this business has also gone cold. There is only one shop in this last village of the border, which is populated by ITBP soldiers apart from the visiting tourists.

Religious beliefs have special importance
These very inaccessible areas of Pithoragarh district have special importance in religious beliefs. This is the mythological route to reach Kailash Mansarovar, the abode of Lord Shiva, which is also called the route to heaven. Living at this place in adverse circumstances is no less than a blessing.

Kuti village is ready to welcome tourists
The villagers here have provided homestay facilities for tourists in their own homes. It is really a pleasant feeling to live with the local culture in this holy place amidst the Himalayas. One can easily reach here by taking a taxi from Pithoragarh district and making inner line permit from Dharchula SDM office. For travel related information you can contact on this number 7454912340.

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