Gunji, Uttarakhand

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Gunji, Uttarakhand

Gunji
Village
Gunji, Uttarakhand is located in Uttarakhand
Gunji, Uttarakhand
Gunji, Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Gunji, Uttarakhand is located in India
Gunji, Uttarakhand
Gunji, Uttarakhand
Gunji, Uttarakhand (India)
Coordinates: 30°10′46.2″N 80°51′27″E / 30.179500°N 80.85750°E / 30.179500; 80.85750Coordinates: 30°10′46.2″N 80°51′27″E / 30.179500°N 80.85750°E / 30.179500; 80.85750
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictPithoragarh
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUK
Websiteuk.gov.in

Gunji is a small village in Pithoragarh district in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India.[1] It is near the borders of Tibet and Nepal and the confluence of the Kutti River and Kali River, at the east end of the Kutti Valley. It overlooks Mount Api in Nepal.

The village is only populated seasonally, with winters coming people migrate to lower places (mostly to Dharchula, in the same district), however Sashastra Seema Bal, the Indo-Tibet Border Police and GREF personnel remain there throughout the year.

Currently, it is possible to reach Gunji by helicopter, which takes off from Dharchula, as construction of a road link with Dharchula is still in progress.

Trekkers and other travelers may get food and accommodation here, but in order to reach Gunji one has to obtain an Inner line permit which is issued by SDM at Dharchula. Travellers need a valid ID, a health certificate and a character certificate at hand for this permit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India : Find Villages". Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-14.