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SIGHTSEEING

Chitai Temple

The Chitai temple is located about 10 kms from Almora. Situated near Falsima, this sacred temple is dedicated to Golu Devta or Lord Golu, who is considered to be the mythological and historical God of the Kumaon region. The temple is situated atop a hill, constructed back in the 12th century by a general of the Chand Dynasty. The Golu Devta is the God of Justice. Devotees visit the temple in large numbers to offer bells and sacrifice animals after their wishes get fulfilled. The temple is surrounded by thick forests of the chir Pines. One can see a huge number of bells hanging in the temple premises. The walls of the temple are covered with stamp papers, which are basically the petitions of the devotees who got no justice at the court.

Katarmal Sun Temple

Katarmal Sun Temple is at an altitude of 2116 meters above sea level, in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. Sun temple in Katarmal built in the 9th century Katarmal near by Almora has the Second important Sun Temple in the country, the first Sun temple being the Konark Sun Temple in Orissa. Katarmal Sun Temple is Situated 7 Kms from Almora, Uttarakhand. Katarmal Sun temple is around 70 kms away from Nainital. Katarmal Sun temple was built by KATARMALLA, a Katyuri Raja, in the 9th century. In the early medieval period, Kumaon was ruled by the Katyuri dynasty.

Jageshwar Temple

jageshwar is located at an altitude of 1870 meters. Jageshwar is the 8th Jyotirling among the Twelve and has great religious value. Jageshwar Shiv temple is one of the oldest shiva temple in India. Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora District, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora and around 101 Kms away from Nainital in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand Uttranchal. The temple city of Jageshwar comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which include Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nanda Devi or Nau Durga, Nava-grah Temple, a Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple amongst which the oldest shrine is the 'Mrityunjaya Temple' and the biggest shrine is the 'Dandeshwar Temple'.

Zero Point

An ideal vacation spot, Zero point is located about 35 km from the mainland of Almora. It is a sequential tourist site, offering mesmerizing views. It is a focal attraction and sightseeing point and is called as zero because one can see the real beauty of the whole area from this point. One can see the mighty peaks of Himalayas. It is a pleasant experience for the bird watchers too. The nature lovers can relax in the lap of nature. The giant view of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and dense vegetation of Binsar is another interesting thing about the point. Trek lovers can take a small trek from the zero point to the valley of mountains and visit the temples in the surroundings.

Chaubattia

Chaubattia is a settlement in Almora region, in the province of Uttarakhand, northern India. Chabatia is 1,800 meters 5,906 ft above ocean level, inside sight of the western pinnacles of the Himalayas. Its name actually implies a typical gathering purpose of four ways "chau" which means four and "bat" which means way. It is known for their decision ranches of apples and apricots. Arranged at a division of 10 km. from the center of Ranikhet, these greenery walled in areas are an ideal spot for picnics and day journeys. These greenery nooks are similarly a champion among different instances of step developing in the Himalayan locale. It spread over a domain of 600 areas of land with trees and rhododendrons detecting the walking trails, these porch nurseries give you adequate opportunities to get nature's craftsmanship in your memories for lifetime. Points of view of the Garhwal Himalayan from these nurseries appear to unendingly delight you with their puzzling interest.

Dandeshwar Temple

Dandeshwar temple is the place Lord Shiva remains with a staff and ensures the district. Dandeshwar Shiv sanctuary complex is arranged somewhat upstream, 1.9 km. from the Jageshwar sanctuary complex and can be effectively come to by walking from Jageshwar Dham. Jageshwar is a little journey town in Almora area. Ruler Shiva lives in Jageshwar in type of Jyotirlinga, so Jageshwar is likewise famously called as "Jageshwar Dham", living arrangement of Lord Shiva. Sanctuaries at Jageshwar Dham are thought to be gone back to ninth - thirteenth Century and are being safeguarded by the Archeological Survey of India ASI. Out of the considerable number of sanctuaries in the Jageshwar Dham, Dandeshwar Temple is the greatest altar. Dandeshwar sanctuary complex is being reestablished by ASI, and the state of the sanctuaries is enhancing step by step.