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Uttarakhand has been conferred with the epithet of “Devbhoomi”, the land of gods. To live up to its name the state possesses various sacred shrines that are visited by thousands of devotees each year. 

 These holy shrines are adorned in the mountain areas in the serenity of the Himalayas, making the aura divine. One can surrender in the divine intervention of Hindu gods and enrapture in the spiritual bliss of the hill temples.

17 km away by car
Jhula Devi Temple

Built in 8th Century A.D.

Chaubatia Gardens

Jhula Devi Temple

One of the main attractions of Ranikhet, Jhula Devi temple is an 8th-century temple. The presiding deity of the temple, Lord Durga, sits on a wooden swing (Jhula), thus, it was called as ‘Jhula Devi Temple’. According to the locals, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, protects them from the wild animals.
People even say that after many years of its formation, the goddess continues to shower its blessings. Despite being a forest area filled with wild animals, the area remains easily accessible for the locals.
The present temple complex, built in 1935, covers a vast territory and is known in the country for the countless number of the bells, which are the testimony to the divine and the healing powers of Maa Jhula Devi.

Kumaon Hills

Katarmal Sun Temple

The Katarmal Sun Temple (22 Kms), nestled amidst the picturesque Kumaon hills, is a marvel of ancient architecture and spirituality.

A 45 minute drive through picturesque road to
reach this magnificent temple, dedicated to the
Sun God which stands as a testament to the
rich cultural heritage of India and attracts tourists and devotees.

The best time to visit the Katarmal Sun Temple is during the months of October to March when the weather is pleasant and the surrounding landscape is at its picturesque best.

22 km away by car
The Sun Temple

Built in 9th Century A.D.

45 km away by car
Neem Karoli Baba Temple

Built in 1964 Century A.D.

Kainchi Dham

Neem Karoli Baba

Also known to his followers as Maharaj ji, he was a Hindu guru and a devotee of the Hindu
deity Hanuman. He is known outside India for being the spiritual master of a number of
Americans who travelled to India in the 1960s and 1970s including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Julia Roberts to name a few!

Kainchi Dham is a popular spiritual destination located in the Nainital, district of Uttarakhand, India. It is renowned for its beautiful ashram and
temple complex dedicated to Neem Karoli Baba, a revered saint and spiritual master.


Jageshwar Dham

Jageshwar Dham, nestled amidst the serene forests of Uttarakhand, stands as a sacred haven, echoing with the whispers of ancient legends and spiritual fervor. This divine abode, dedicated to Lord Shiva, exudes an aura of tranquility and mystique, captivating pilgrims and wanderers alike.

Enveloped by towering deodar trees and the melodious chants of hymns, the temple complex comprises a cluster of intricately carved stone shrines showcasing exquisite craftsmanship and architectural brilliance.

Steeped in mythological significance, Jageshwar Dham is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva in his ‘Jageshwar’ form, the lord of the universe who bestows blessings upon devotees and seekers of truth.

From $399
67 km away by car
Jageshwar Dham Temple

Built in 500 Century B.C.

42 km away by car
Kasar Devi Temple

Built in 2nd Century A.D.


Kasar Devi Temple

Kasar Devi is a village near Almora, Uttarakhand. It is known for the Kasar Devi temple, a Devi temple, dedicated to Kasar Devi, after whom the place is also named.
The temple structure dates to the 2nd century CE. Swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi in 1890s, and numerous western seeker, Sunyata Baba Alfred Sorensen and Lama Anagarika Govinda. Perched just 8 kms from Almora, Kasar Devi is a hushed hamlet situated in the silence of verdant Kumaon hills.
One of the many hidden jewels in Uttarakhand, Kasar Devi village derives its name from the namesake local deity, Kasar Devi. 

Places of Uttarakhand
Must Visit locations

Land of myths and mountains, Devbhoomi, is one of the most beautiful states of India.

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The City of Lakes.

76 km Away

Hidden gem of Kumaon Hills.

35 km away

Cultural capital of the Kumaon Region.

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