Chitai Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: Almora District, Almora 263601, India
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Chitai Temple - Review

The Chitai Temple is one of the major landmarks of Almora. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva, who often reffered to as Golu Devta. This hilltop temple is visited by hundreds of devotees throughout the year with their offerings.

The temple was constructed in the 12th century by a general from the Chand dynasty. The temple became famous over the centuries as it helped people with food and shelter without turning them away.

The temple is also known for its unique collection of brass bells which have been gifted over the years by the devotees who would offer it as thanksgiving for prayers answered. The temple walls are covered with court stamp papers by devotees who did not receive justice in courts. Earlier, animal sacrifice was the norm but the practice has slowly come to a stop.

Chitai Temple Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
  • Carry bottles of water.
  • Beware of tour guides.

Chitai Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • An early morning visit is recommended.
  • Other recommended time to visit is from the months of October to March.

How To reach Chitai Temple by Public Transport

  • Buses ply to the destination.
  • Taxis are available.

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TripHobo Highlights for Chitai Temple

  • Chitai Temple Address: Almora District, Almora 263601, India
  • Chitai Temple Timing: 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Chitai Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Chitai Temple(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chitai Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chitai Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Almora include Chitai Temple in their plan

  • 69.79% of people start their Chitai Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chitai Temple

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chitai Temple

People normally club together Bright End Corner and Kasar Devi Temple while planning their visit to Chitai Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Chitai Temple, Almora Reviews

  • Jai ho Golu devta ji ki. A unique temple, has faith of millions, also known as ghante wala mandir. Located on almora pithoragarh road about 9 km from almora. People write their wish on a piece of paper and place it in front of the diety with prayers to fulfill this.

  • The name of famous temple is called as ghante wala mandir this temple is god of justice. There is stunning seanry of trishul, mrigthuni himalyan mountain.

  • Very nice place.👌👌👌🙏🙏🙏 You can feel the peace and gods presence in this temple. Lots of ghantas hanging inside the temple premises. That's why this temple is known as Ghanta Ghar Mandir. It is situated on top of the mountain. A number of stairs to reach mandir. But when you reach in the mandir then you feel inner peace.

  • Highly recommended to visit specially for Pahari people. Though other people can also visit. It is believed to be a place where you can ask for wish to be fulfilled and if they happened to be in future you can visit here again to thank Golu Devta. In most of the cases it seems to be true. Now a days since when the news has been telecasted on news channels regarding this temple there is a lot of rush here. So visit accordingly.

  • A revered holy shrine on the Almora - Pithoragarh highway. It's famous for the brass bells that form a canopy to its entrance from the road.

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