The Nagmandir of Berinag, situated at a distance of 1 km uphill Pithoragarh, near Berinag village is surrounded by tree clusters and a ravine. Nag temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and is revered as an incarnation of the lord. According to legends, this place was named by ‘pants’ from Maharashtra, as a mark of respect to the snakes, who saw a number of colorful snakes in the region. Nagveni king Benimadhava is supposed to be the one from which the name of the village and temple has been derived. It is believed that Kalinag was defeated by lord Krishna and was asked to leave Yamuna River, settle in the peaks of Himalayas, which resulted in this place. Lots of nag and snake figurines are found in the temple and the temple face is made like that of a snake’s. With a sloped landscape, the area was once well known for the tea estates, with the winding roads in the region.