Chitai TempleCurrently Closed
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
- Carry bottles of water.
- Beware of tour guides.
Chitai Temple 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
- Buses ply to the destination.
- Taxis are available.
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95% of people who visit Almora include Chitai Temple in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
67.39% of people start their Chitai Temple visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chitai Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chitai Temple
Chitai Temple Reviews & Ratings
Historical place to go. Chitayi temple is dedicated to Golu Devta, god of justice in Uttarakhand. People write their wishes on stamp paper and tie them here. And when they are fulfilled, they visit again to tie a bell as a respect gesture to god. Now you know the reasons for so many bells here!!
Chitai Golu dev temple a place to visit if one seeking for peace. Here you can see how people are attached to God with thousands of letters, there wishes hanging all over the place, lakhs of bells hanging showing devotion of people in the lord. Place is nice and clean with few steps. Temple is calm and not much rush. You can sit and meditate. A place worthy to visit.
One can find bells and bells and bells.......... small, big all sizes. Amazing atmosphere with good ambiance.
Well known temple n a landmark too. People around the country come to pray n to get justice. As the lord Golu devta is also known as GOD OF JUSTICE
A very beautiful and peaceful place. Thousands of bells hang all over the temple. It is said that whatever wish you have you should write it on a piece of paper and tie it on the walls of the temple the wish is heard. One can feel a peace of mind. But beware of the monkeys, as there are a lot of monkeys around the place and they may snatch the food items.