Kasar Devi TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: State Highway 37, Uttarakhand, Almora, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
Kasar Devi Temple - Review
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 Information
- 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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport
- Buses ply to the spot.
- Taxis from Almora also ply to the spot.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kasar Devi Temple
95% of people who visit Almora include Kasar Devi Temple in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
22.89% of people start their Kasar Devi Temple visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kasar Devi Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kasar Devi Temple
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Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Reviews
Be ready for a steep walk of around 300 mts.. it's really steep and tiring. Its a small temple uphill. And you can go further 40-50 steps to the Shiva temple as well. Kasar Devi temple is the place where Vivekananda did meditation to attain spirituality.. it is a really peaceful place.
Beautiful! Simply awesome. Swami Vivekananda achieved enlightenment here. Fantastic views. Reach early morning for a chance to join the arati
It is about 7 km from Almora city. Take some share vehicle or your own vehicle if you hire a taxi they charges too much. If we talk about the place it's a beautiful place you can fell like heaven here in aspects of silence and nature beauty further you can see the trans himalayas from here.
It is a very calm and scenic place to visit.. Those who are admirer of Swami Vivekananda must visit here. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape of hills from here.
Beautiful place of almora. Front facing himalaya view