Chitai TempleCurrently 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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Chitai Temple
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 Trips
Chitai Temple, Almora Reviews
A must visit place in Almora. Write a request to Golu Devta and hang a bell once your wish is fulfilled. One can see millions of bells hanging in the temple complex. Nice architecture, clean environment and a peaceful place. Beware of the monkeys.
"LETTER TO GOD" All the wishes you have just write down on a letter and bring it here. After Golu Devta fulfils your wishes, Just hang a bell here (according to your choice Small or Big Bell).
Very nice place. Har kisi ki wishes puri hoti h. Jo bhi application submit krta h
Golu devta sabki manokamna poori karte hain.
The complete name of Chitai Temple is "Chitai Golu Devta Temple" which is hardly at a disstance of 6-7 KM from main Almora Market. It's a very peaceful temple where Golu Devta is worshiped. Devotees send there problems in the letters via post to Golu Devta which are opened by the temple priest and are read to Golu Devta then these letters are hanged around the temple. When the devotees get rid of there problems they visit the temple and offer the bell to Golu Devta as per there capacity and pockets. It is a very famous temple in Almora.