Katarmal Surya Temple, Almora

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  • up on the hillside, a walk up a path glistening with mica, bouganvillae & pomegranite trees around, once again quiet, no crowds, the ambiance was unbeatable.  more »
  • 15 km motorable road from Almora. !5 min easy hike from the main road on a hillock. Suddenly out of nowhere a big temple complex dedicated to Sun-god appears. Built by Katarmal kings of several genera...  more »
  • Sun temple which is not a common site to witness. In katarmal, not so far from Almora, they have an old sun temple of the bygone area. A hidden gem, less to describe in words more to enjoy in person. ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Katarmal nearby Almora has the second important Sun temple in the country, the first being the Konark Sun Temple in Orissa. This 800-year-old temple complex has one main temple, surrounded by 45 smaller shrines. The temple is a monument of historical importance, though presently the structure is in a decayed state. The temple has some unique architectural style and the images carved on the walls are very intricately done. Though amidst ruins, it still stands as a major point of attraction in the region and many devotees visit here to offer prayer to the Sun God.
  • Unique temple. Protected by the Archeological Survey of India Oct 22nd and Feb 22nd are when the sun's rays pass through the spire of a smaller shrine and fall on the principal deity in the main shrine The priest and care takers are friendly Like other temples in the region most of the idols from the smaller shrines are missing, either stolen or taken away for safe keeping else where. The road to the village is not well paved Being east facing the entire surroundings are markedly hotter (not warmer) Visited in April 2018 when the walkway was under renovation... Do enquire about a road you could take your vehicle directly to the entrance of the complex Do not miss the large oak tree in the temple complex
  • 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.
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