Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora
Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora - Address
Address: Kumaon Division, Almora District, Uttarakhand, India
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About Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora
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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Great archeological treasure of India. Located about 1800 meters above sea level, it's one of the rarest temples of lord Surya, about 200 years older than konark temple. About 1.5 km mud road has to be negotiated to reach point from where again one need to treck about half a kilometer to reach this temple. Bonus when visiting this site is you can watch Himalayas from this spot. Please do visit this place
Beautiful ancient piece of marvel uphill Kosi village. A short trek of around 1-1.5 km. One can easily reach, moderate trek. Apart from this, you get to see Himalayan flora and fauna which further increases the excitement. If it's a clear day, you might see a snow capped mountain range (I don't know its name). I suggest you carry a water bottle. On reaching the Sun Temple (Surya Mandir) you will see around 45 shrines in clusters, the main shrine is 'Triratha' which has idols of Lord Surya and many other dieties. The entire campus is neatly maintained by ASI.
Katarmal Sun Temple is one of the very few sun-temples around. It was built by Katyuri Kings in 9th Century. Presently this temple is under the care of ASI. Vehicles can go upto the the village. Thereafter a track is laid which is about a kilometer in length. Its a easy hike of 10 minutes and you will reach the magnificent sight of Katarmal Sun temple.
Amazing place the first light of sun fall in the centre part of temple .......amazing place #best place to feed your soul
Peaceful place to Visit. Highly recommended.