Nanda Devi Temple, Almora

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Address of this place -

Dharanaula, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601

Travel Destination -

Almora

Country -

India

ISD/STD Code -

91-05962

Area Pincode -

263601

 

Local Time -

8:43 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- 30.66, Minimum - 14.7, Maximun - 31.04
broken clouds with humidity 31% and Wind speed of 1.06 mph.

About this place -

Nanda Devi Temple is one of the significant temples of Almora dating back to over 1000 years. The temple is dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi, the patron goddess of the Chand dynasty. Situated within the foyer of a Shiva Temple, Nanda Devi Temple holds deep faith of many people from this region. Nanda Devi Temple features a magnificent monument adorned with a stone amalaka or crown, encircled by a wooden roof. The walls of the temple have intricately carved images and statues. The stone carvings are highly attractive and almost true to life portrayal has been done. Every year in the month of September, a Nanda Devi Fair is held here which draws large crowds who come here from all over the place to participate in this dance festival.Best time to visitAlthough, Almora is worth visit all over the year, the best time to visit Nanda Devi Temple and Almora is from March to June and again from September to November.TriviaDuring Nanda Devi Fair, groups of young men and women dance on the lively music of the hills, accompanied with drum beats.TimingNanda Devi Temple remains open on all days from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

How to Reach -

AirPort: The nearest airport is Pantnagar, which is situated 127 km. away from Almora. From there, the trip can be continued by bus or by taxi. The distance can be covered in about 4 hours.
Train:Nearest railway station is Kathgodam. Kathgodam is situated about 90 km. from Almora. From there, you have to continue either by bus for 4-5 hours or by taxi for about 3 hours.
Roadways Almora may be reached directly by road from Delhi. It is situated 380 km. from the Capital. There are direct bus lines from Delhi to Almora daily. However, the trip is rather long and will take up to 11-12 hours

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