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Katarmal Sun Temple

Almora, India
+91 86500 02520
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Architectural Marvel

It is one of the few remaining Sun Temples in the world and is absolutely exquisite. Place is quite... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Mumbai, India
Its a beautiful Mandir

Its a beautiful temple. Comes under archeological survey of India. Bit out of road. You need to... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

It is one of the few remaining Sun Temples in the world and is absolutely exquisite. Place is quite out of the way and you need to have proper information how to get there. We were going from Nainital to Kausani and since our driver...More

1  Thank anshu119
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Its a beautiful temple. Comes under archeological survey of India. Bit out of road. You need to climb a bit from Motor able road. Scenic beauty fro the temple is beautiful. Its an original old Surya Mandir.

3  Thank Hi_Deepika
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Located 17 Kms from the city is 800 year old is the 2nd in importance after the Konarak Sun temple in India,the temple is known for unique architecture and beautifully carved sculptures on the wooden pillars the idols of Shiva & Parvati found here,one has...More

2  Thank DIPEN N
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is one of the non famous sun temple in Almora district. Place is not well maintained. You are need to be physical fit.

1  Thank vikashagarwal0509
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

900 years old temple which was been discovered by people in 2005. Roads are under construction. We went in the rainy season and it became an adventurous trip for us as there was no roads and I drove my car all the way through on...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 June 2017

There are four or five sun temples in the world. This is one of them. Built on top of a hill, looks very non-descript from far. But nothing prepares you for the awe when you actually see this in person. You wonder how they would...More

1  Thank Rahulpar2014
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Definitely not to be missed, the main highlight of our visit here. You could stay for a long time here indulging in photography, there are not too many folks around considering its accessibility but the precincts of the temple and some of the images are...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

One of the sun temples in India. The temple needs a small 1 km trek and near kosi town. It has an idol of sun god in sitting position .

1  Thank Vibhorjain
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We visited the Katarmal temple in May17. This is part of the Almora tourist circuit. The roads leading (final 2 Km) to the temple are now leveled, not tarred and the drive is easy. We got down at a point and trekked up a small...More

1  Thank Krishnan N
Reviewed 23 April 2017

One can visit the temple when in Almora/Ranikhet. We drove to Katarmal from Binsar(approx 35 Kms), there is a single sign board present at the site. Since there is no proper approach road built, the last 1.5 Kms drive uphill in nothing less than an...More

1  Thank abhijitpanda
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