Katarmal Sun TempleCurrently Open
- Address: Kumaon Division, Almora District, Uttarakhand, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Katarmal Sun Temple - Review
The Katara Sun Temple is located around 2116 meters above sea level and is the second-most important sun temple, with the Konark Temple in Odisha ranking first.
The temple was built in the 9th century by Katarmalla, a Katyuri dynasty king. It is a fine example of intricate structuring with the first rays of the sun falling straight on the temple. The main deity of the temple is Vraddhaditya (the old Sun God). The main temple is surrounded by close to 45 smaller shrines.
The temple is a major attraction and is visited by hundreds of devotees throughout the year.
Katarmal Sun Temple Information
- Food available for purchase.
- Cameras allowed.
- Bathroom facilities available.
Katarmal Sun Temple Opening and Closing Hours
- The best time to visit is during the day.
- Other recommended time to visit this temple is in the months of September to October and March to June.
How To reach Katarmal Sun Temple by Public Transport
- Buses ply to the spot.
- Taxis are also available.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Katarmal Sun Temple
95% of people who visit Almora include Katarmal Sun Temple in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
29.94% of people start their Katarmal Sun Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Katarmal Sun Temple
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Katarmal Sun Temple
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Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora Reviews
It’s a tranquil place about 12 km from Almora town. The road is being improved and will soon be ready. It is maintained by the ASI and there is an idol of Lord Surya in the main temple. It is said that the ancient craftsmanship is such that the sun’s first rays illuminate the idol on some days. It was built about 1100 years ago.
This temple is an ancient temple of Kumaon Himalayan region. It is one of the biggest temple of entire region. It is dedicated to sun as the temple face to eastern side of the hill. Hence the name came as such. The architectural historic significance of this temple is it was built by 45 different miniatures of small small temples within temple premises. This temple was built in 13th century AD. Do visit and explore the area as it's scenic beauty within Himalaya ❤️❣️
Amazing! Peaceful! Reached here on a road trip by Bike, in afternoon with friend very peaceful & Beautiful, one of the oldest Temples, Built in Between 9th-10th Century, the upper part of Temple Looks like it get destroyed by attackers, but it was built as it is, the belief is that the Whole Temple was built in a Single Night. A must visit place in Uttarakhand, Because if you visited here, it means you have visited the half Sun Temples of India. 🔔😍😍😍🔔
Very underrated and not widely known temple. It's an 9th century temple with great Architecture. When I visited with my family, we had to trek around 2-3 kms as the road was being constructed but after seeing the architecture of the temple it was all worth it. It lies in the top of a village which you'll have to cross on foot. Similarities in architecture could be seen in Jageshwar temple which is another great temple in Almora district, but both of them built by different dynasties.
This is the second sun temple in India and also developed by archaeological department so In later year the tourist has not suffer problem to reach in the katarmal Surya temple