Kasar Devi Temple766 Votes Currently Open
- Address: State Highway 37, Uttarakhand, Almora, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
The Kasar Devi temple is located around 5 kms away from the city of Almora. It is visited by devotees all round the year. It’s not only the worshp that come here though;the place is a famous picnic spotwith some stunning views of the Hawabagh Valley.
The temple was built in the 2nd century, and legend has it that it served as the abode of a Dutch monk from 1970 to the early 1980. That wasn’t the first of the foreigners. This is practically an international celebrity checkpoint!Celebrities like Bob Dylan, George Harrison of ‘The Beatles’ and writer D H Lawrence also visited the temple for meditation.
It is also believed that Swami Vivekanada meditated here at one point in time and made mention of the temple in the diaries that he maintained so meticulously.
The temple also hosts the popular Kasar Devi Fair on Kartik Poornima during November to December.
Crank’s Ridge - A place popularly known as Crank’s Ridge is located close to the temple was a favoured destination during the Hippie Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In fact, it still continues to be a popular destination among both International and local trekkers and tourists.
Kasar Devi Temple Travel Tips
- Cameras are allowed.
- Wear light clothing and footwear.
- No pets allowed.
- Can reach this place on foot from Kalimath.
- Visit the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary located nearby.
Kasar Devi Temple Hours
- Other recommended time to visit is from the month of September to June.
- Open throughout the week.
- Open on the weekends.
- Open on public holidays.
How to Reach Kasar Devi Temple
- Buses ply to the spot.
- Taxis from Almora also ply to the spot.
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95% of people who visit Almora include Kasar Devi Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
41.51% of people start their Kasar Devi Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kasar Devi Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kasar Devi Temple