Katarmal Sun Temple is located in the Katarmal village which is located at a distance of 1.5 Km from Kosi village and 12 Km from the district centre, Almora. The temple is located around 70 Km from Nainital.
The elevation of the temple is 2116 m above sea level and it is well connected by roads.
History Of Katarmal Sun Temple
The Katarmal Surya Temple is a 9th-century temple built by Katarmalla, a Katyuri King, exhibiting the architectural style of the ancient artisans.
Like the Konark temple in Orissa which is dedicated to Sun, the same way this Katarmal Sun Temple heading towards the east is also dedicated to the sun.
The temple is very beautiful with architectural beauty. The temple is not as huge as the Konark temple but is very beautiful with its huge structure and beautiful carving on its pillars and on wooden doors of the temple.
Katarmal Sun Temple is considered as the second most important sun temple in India after Konark Sun Temple (Orissa). It is believed to be the only sun temple located in the hills.
How To Reach Katarmal Sun Temple
The temple is well connected by roads but not directly connected by a train or flight routes.
The nearest railway station for Katarmal Sun Temple is Kathgodam and the nearest airport is Pantnagar which is a domestic airport. The nearest international airport is IGI Airport New Delhi.
From Kathgodam or Pantnagar you can easily get state transport bus for Almora and on reaching Almora you can get trekker or jeep for the temple.
If you are coming from any nearby north Indian place like Delhi or Haryana then the best way to reach Katarmal Sun Temple is by road using your own vehicle.
Weather and Climate Conditions
Visiting this place in monsoon might some risky but in winters and summers, you can come here any time and enjoy the beauty and positive energy of the temple.
The min. and max. the temperature in summer varies from 12 degrees to 28 degrees and in winters you can feel the temperature from 5 degrees to 18 degrees.
Other Visiting Places
- Nanda Devi Temple | Best place to visit in Almora
- Mayavati Ashram- A peaceful place to visit in Uttarakhand
Hope you will enjoy Katarmal Sun Temple
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