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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Beautiful place. Very calm. Proper place for meditation. Photographers will be delighted to get a full view of Almora from here along with the cave of meditation of Swami Vivekananda and the mesmerizing scenic beauty. Just go there.👍
It is the temple of Goddess kasar Devi. This is a very peaceful and quiet place. The fact is here are some powers present which acts like a magnet. People don't feel fatigue while reaching to the temple and walk effortlessly in such steep hill.
The place is like the heaven. Most beautiful views can enjoy here throughout the year. Kasar Devi is a style of Devi Durga. The stone plate in the temple have the natural curves to form the Goddess. Swami Vivekananda was visited the temple in the year 1890. It was then only a drenched jungle with many types of animals. He meditated continuously for three days in the Kasar Devi Cave at the top of the hill. He had an illuminating spiritual experience in those days. Here is a another temple upward. The Shiva temple is near to the place.
Excellent sunset view, you can hear the wind blow, really really peaceful. Go up the steps to the Shiva temple too - that's also very very peaceful and enchanting.
Small hidden beautiful spiritual calm temple.. just few steps uphill from Almora-Bageshwar road, with nice landscapes all around. Must visit place!