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Must Visit Place In Almora

Hindu temple to the Sun God built in the 9th century, comprising many carved stone structures... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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We visited Sun temple while returning to Delhi. From the main road it's a bit far and not very easy... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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Almora, India
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 January 2015

After visiting Dwarhat we turned our attention to 45km away Katarmal , famous for its Sun temple perched at an altitude of 2116 m , second only to that of Konark in significance . This was one of the biggest and tallest temples of Kumaon...More

9  Thank Dilip S
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

If someone says that the rays of a rising sun fall on the deity, I am curious as it can not happen on all days of the year unless the deity is sitting under open skies ! So what is that particular day ? That...More

2  Thank ksinha2000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are a large number of temples dedicated to the sun all over the word and some of them are quite old as sun worship was common among many civilization. More than ten of these temples are in India. Katarmal sun temple facing east is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hindu temple to the Sun God built in the 9th century, comprising many carved stone structures Mandir is open till sunset to sunrise. On top we wl get attendant who can guide you regards the Mandir history. One of the must visit place in Almora.

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

We visited Sun temple while returning to Delhi. From the main road it's a bit far and not very easy to driver. I am not sure it would be better now as roadwork was going on at that time so we had to walk a...More

Thank welcomeumesh
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Nice trekking... first rays of sun fall on the Garbh of temple. Beautifully maintained. Though lacks water,, Carry your own.

Thank shobhit s
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Please be ready to walk at least two kilometers hiking to reach this temple. Not advisable for old age people, kids or problems with joints or legs. The idol is now kept in one museum.

Thank pranab2001
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I have already visited the 3 Sun temples in our country . They are great in individual matters as for example Modhera in Gujarat, the most famous Surya temple is the Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site in Orissa and The Martand Sun Temple...More

Thank kcdebnath
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Katarmal Sun Temple was built by the Katyuri king Katarmalla.It is about 17 km away from Almora.It is considered as the second most important sun temple in India after Konark Sun Temple. It is believed to be the only sun temple located in the hills....More

Thank meena1981
Reviewed 21 June 2018

After seeing Konark Sun temple in Orissa, I had a natural curiosity about this temple on the top of the hill. The drive from Almora is about 16kms, will take about 40-45 minutes depending on the traffic. Note: After crossing Kosi theres a diversion, take...More

Thank SuvodipD1
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Nothing spectacular here as well. But this turned out to be peak of the day for us as everything else was turning out to be a disappointment that day.

Thank MaheshKabra
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Katarmal Sun temple is located on a ridge near Almora. The access to this place is via Kosi village and behind GB Pant Institute. Built by the katyuri kings, this temple is from the 13th century. The statues of various deities are kept in the...More

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Response from ghosal_rg | Reviewed this property |
From Hotel Himsagar a Swift cost me 900 bucks. My after-thought is that it would have been better to try from the market area provided you have 3 or less tourists.