Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Uttarakhand  /  Almora District  /  Almora  /  Historic Sites  /  Katarmal Surya Temple

Katarmal Surya Temple, Almora

(4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Katarmal Surya Temple is located in Almora. Take a look at our Almora trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Katarmal Surya Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full Almora itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Almora

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Almora by other users

7 days in Almora & Nainital BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Almora BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Almora BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Almora District & Nainital District BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Uttarakhand BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Katarmal Suraya temple is a ninth century temple constructed by means of Katarmalla, a Katyuri King. showing the architectural fashion of historic artisans. This Hindu temple is situated about 2100 me...  more »
  • 26 Dec 2016 - An excellent and must visit aite. The road to the hill top to the temple is under renovation and will be wider soon. Still you have to climb/walk about 300 metres through the village roa...  more »
  • One more attraction near Almora, little off from Almora-Kausani road. Historic Sun Temple preserved by Archeological Survey Of India. A must visit if if you like history  more »
Google
  • this is a magical temple located in a small village Katarmal. you have to take 1 KM hill treak to reach this temple. the Katarmal surya temple is very good and quiet temple and almost have 800 year's old structure, you will find here peace.
  • The Katarmal Sun temple, also known as the Varaditya temple, is an eighth century shrine is dedicated to the Sun God, and apparently one of the four Sun temples in the world. It is located at a distance of 70 km from Nainital. We decided to visit this site during our trip to Nainital – Kausani. The temple was located on top of a hill. Earlier, the only way to visit the temple was to climb for about 45 minutes to an hour. Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI’s) initiative to restore the temple has led to the building of a road till about 200 meters away from the temple. However the road is still kuccha, and the scary drive up should only be attempted by pros. The temple comprised of the main shrine and a cluster of smaller shrines around it. In the sanctum santorum, there was a stone statue of Surya perched on his regal chariot drawn by the seven horses. There were other broken pieces of idols as well and we could identify Ganesh, Vishnu and Shiv. We saw lamps and flowers and a priest. More importantly the cluster of shapely stone structures of varying sizes perched, quite high on top of this hill, secluded from civilization, basking in the brightness of the sun in all their regality, was serendipitous. Standing majestically against the mountain sky, this place left a deep impression on us. We spent about an hour there absorbing the beauty of the temple, its surroundings and clicking photographs. This is a hidden treasure in the ancient archaeological landscape of India. While we combined it with our trip to Nainital, the Katarmal Sun Temple near Nainital deserves a standalone trip as well.
  • Amazing Temple of Sun. Earlier there was no motorable road to Temple . Now while going from Almora to Ranikhet keep watching signs of Katarmal Temple, there is a left turn going up to Katarmal few kilometers before Ranikhet. Road is not paved, it is muddy, broken and narrow but still motorable. About 1km before the temple...there is a small trek going up taking about 20 minutes to reach Temple by foot. No photography allowed inside main Temple but outside many old small temples in compound..... no restrictions.
  • its a 900 year old temple of SUN(soorrya dev).I just love it.
  • Divine place