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 KingdomChampawat is believed to be the place where the Kurmavtar (the turtle incarnation of Lord Vishnu) took place. The district of Champawat is a popular tourism destination boasting historical significance, nature thunders, pilgrimage sites and various outdoor activities.
Besides its historical importance, this place is very famous for the beautiful architecture and carvings on the temples, Baleshwar Mahadev Temple being one of them. Champawat is a beautiful town with breathtaking landscapes and terraced fields, which cover the valley. A river snakes past these landscapes and fields forming a beautiful picture.