Kasar Devi, Almora

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Country -

India

Travel Destination -

Almora

Address of this place -

Almora-Bageshwar Rd, Uttarakhand 263601

ISD/STD Code -

91-05962

Area Pincode -

263601

Local Time -

8:13 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- 28.92, Minimum - 17.34, Maximun - 28.92
sky is clear with humidity 66% and Wind speed of 1.05 mph.

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

About this place -

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. A place also known for Crank's Ridge, just outside the village, which was popular destination during the Hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and continues to attracts trekkers and tourists, both domestic and foreign.The temple hosts the annual "Kasar Devi Fair" on Kartik Poornima (November–December).Kasar Devi first became known when in the 1890s, Swami Vivekananda visited and meditated here and has mentioned his experience in his diaries. Walter Evans-Wentz, a pioneer in the study of Tibetan Buddhism, who later translated The Tibetan Book of the Dead, stayed here for some time.

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