Uttarakhand is well known as Dev Bhoomi or 'the Land of Gods'. It is full of beautiful and ancient temples with many-associated mythology. There are so many world famous temples in Uttarakhand like Gangotri, Yamunotri , Kedarnath and Badrinath temples, Naina Devi Temple, Vishwanath temple of Almora, Binsar Mahadev temple, Neel Kanth Mahadev temple in Rishikesh and Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi and Har Ki Pauri temples in Haridwar.
Almora is also a hub of some well-known temples. There are so many temples which are main tourist attractions of Almora to visit. Chitai devi, Gannath, Banri Devi Temple are famous temples in and around Almora. Some well known temples in Almora are:
Chitai Temple: Chitai Temple is 8 km away from the city. The temple of Chitai dedicated to Golu Devta is surround by dense fur and pine forests. Visited by thousands of devotees. People write letters to the God to fulfill their desires and in return they hang bells in the temple. You can see thousands of bells hangings & ringing in the hill air, around the temple.
Kalimath Temple: From Kalimath one gets a good view of Almora town and the adjoining areas. This place is 4.5 kms from almora. Close to Kalimath is a temple dedicated to Kasar devi. This temple dates back to second century .
Gannath : Gannath is known for natural caves and ancient Shiva temples. This place is 36 kms from Almora. Every year a fair is organized here during Kartik Purnima.
Katarmal Temple: after the Sun Temple of Konark, Katarmal is the second important sun temple in India. This temple is of archeological and architectural importance, which is about 800 years old. This place is 17 kms far from Almora.
Binsor: At a distance of 30 kms from Almora. Binsar has bewitching scenic beauty. The ancient Shiva temple here at a height of 2420 mtrs, was built by the king Kalyan Chand. A place for the absolute peace of mind and soul.
Jageshwar: In your Almora Jageshwar tour you can see some welll known temples in Jageshwar which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Jageshwar is 34 kms. away from Almora, this place amidst a dense deodar forest has a group of almost 125 temples dating back from 7 th to 11 th century AD. The majority of the temples in Jageshwar are dedicated to Lord Shiva and a few to different Goddesses. It is considered as one of the 12 holiest Jyotirlingas!
Lakhudiyar: Literally means one lakh caves. This is one of the most important pre-historic sites in the hills. Fascinating pre-historic rock painting are discovered within the caves. It’s at a distance of 20 kms. from Almora.
Bageshwar Temples Tour
Haridwar Religious Tour
Almora Temples Tour