Kasar Devi Temple, Almora

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  • 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
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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 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

  • 33.2% of people start their Kasar Devi Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kasar Devi Temple

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kasar Devi Temple

People normally club together Chitai Temple and Katarmal Sun Temple while planning their visit to Kasar Devi Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Kasar Devi Temple, Almora Reviews

  • 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.

  • Kasar Devi Temple offers a pleasant view of the Almora city and Hawabagh Valley. One can also savour a 360 degree view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Visitors to Kasar Devi temple also visit the Kalimath temple which is nearby. Several saints reported the presence of a divine power in these areas. It is said that this place is exposed to Van Allan belt, that's why a special natural powers are felt among people who come here.

  • near to almora 7km from here.moterable place.easy to reach..here you can see the beuty of almora city in front of you and another sight the mightyness of himalaya(trishul parvat,panchachuli,)

  • Place for Spiritual experiences rather than just religious beliefs

  • Very good place for spiritual practitioners. Swami vivekananda performed the most severe forms of spiritual practices here in 1890. He had higher and higher spiritual illuminations and his face shone with a celestial fire. But as reached the climax of his spiritual experiences he felt a tremendous urge to serve the suffering humanity and came out of his personal spiritual place to work for the world.

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