Katarmal Sun Temple

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  • Address: Kumaon Division, Almora District, Uttarakhand, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Katarmal Sun Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Almora include Katarmal Sun Temple in their plan

  • 27.91% of people start their Katarmal Sun Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Katarmal Sun Temple

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Katarmal Sun Temple

People normally club together Binsar Mahadev Mandir and Zero Point while planning their visit to Katarmal Sun Temple.

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

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Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora Reviews

  • The Katarmal Sun Temple or Katarmal Surya Mandir is one and only of its kind temple in India. An ancient Hindi temple build around 13th century by King Katarmal. Very well build by stones and a extremely beautiful location. The road for temple is still under construction but you can reach by car easily. A must visit place and very peaceful.

  • Good place to experience the old architecture of sun temple. Located in Small village. A great view to Nanda Devi Peaks from this Hill top.

  • This sun temple is very famous and is the only sun temple in Uttarakhand. It is a very peaceful place and the architecture is excellent.

  • Divine.. place....one of the two..sun temple in india

  • One of the two Sun temples in India. The other one is Konark. When the sun rises it's first rays falls on this temple.

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