Saur valley is a small valley located in Pithoragarh district, the valley is surrounded by beautiful lush green mountains, slopes, and farms. The people of Saur region speak Soryali; a sub dialect of Kumoani language, since Nepal lies to the east of Saur therefore influence of Nepali language can be found in this dialect. Saur was initially ruled by Katyuri kings until 1449 when Chand kings conquered the region. The region has various number of forts and temples because of its long historical background. . Photo Courtesy: Pawan Joshi.