Places to Visit in Almora, Land of Gods
Best places to visit in Almora are Kasar Devi, Jageshwar Dham, Katarmal-Sun Temple, Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kainchi Dham and may more
Almora is most beautiful hill station between forest of high deodar trees. Almora is one of the most peaceful destination with spiritual mandirs and Dhams.
Places to Visit in Almora
Kasar Devi, at an elevation of 2,100 m (6889.7 ft) is located at a distance of 9 Km from Almora on Bageshwar road. A little town full of foreigners living here for years shows that it is the best places to visit in Almora. Kasar Devi is a famous Hill Station in world as its one of three places under the Van Allen Belt, with natural magnetic properties.
Jageshwar Dham, is one of the biggest cluster of Hindu temples in India located in hills covered with deodar trees in Almora, Uttarakhand. Jageshwar Dham have around 200 Structural Temples built from cut stones, out of which biggest group of 100 Hindu Temples built in 7th to 12th century with more building in 20th century. It is must places to visit in Almora just 9 Km from on Kausani road.
Katarmal Sun Temple, is second largest Surya devta temple of India after Konark Sun Temple in Orissa. It was constructed in 9th century AD by Katyuri Kings of Uttarakhand is located just 16 Km from Almora district headquater. Katarmal Sun Temple is surrounded by 45 small temples made up of carved stones with beautiful piece of architecture.
Chitai, Golu Devta Temple
Chitai Temple is dedicated to Golu Devta, the local hero of Kumaun also known as “God of Justice”. Chitai the temple of Golu Devta is located just 10 Km away is famous for hanging bells. The tradition of devoting bells tied with chunni is followed by hindu pilgrims to get rid of there problems to full fill their dreams and have peace.
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary just 24 Km from Almora is a natural forest in Himalayan hills of Kumaun region. It covers area of more than 45 square Km with altitude ranging from 900 m to 2500 m above sea level. There are over thousand species of birds and animals with natural flora and fauna. Binsar Zero Point is famous for clear view of some highest Himalayas Peaks.