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About Kasar Devi Temple, Almora

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 Get To Kasar Devi Temple by Public Transport

  • Buses ply to the spot.
  • Taxis from Almora also ply to the spot.

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Address: State Highway 37, Uttarakhand

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Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate Kasar Devi Temple, Almora

  • Nice place for good view..... One can do yoga or meditation..... Swami vivekananda got enlightened here

  • Sitting on the edge of cliff and meditating here will push your soul out of this world. Incredible place!!

  • Excellent place for spiritual seekers. & For meditation. A historical place as per ancient Hindu Culture.

  • Its one of the best places in almora. Insane view😍

  • This temple is said to be a shakti peeth of goddess parvati,nearby is a temple dedicated to lord shiva.This is the place where Vivekananda meditated and stayed in a cave for some time.You will feel awesome reaching here ..a different feel which cannot be explained in words...must visit.

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