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Nanda Devi Temple in Almora

·  Summer: April-July (12°C - 30°C)
·  Winter: November-February (-2°C - 15°C)
·  Monsoon: August-October

Best time to visit:  Holy Places

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

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Nestled amidst the lush green flora and enjoying the cool weather and picturesque beauty of Himalayan peaks, Nanda Devi Temple is among the top attractions of Almora. Believed to be more than a thousand years old, the temple is dedicated to the patron deity of the rulers of Garhwal and Kumaon, specifically the Chand Dynasty, Goddess Nanda Devi. Built in the simple yet invigorating Kumaoni Architecture using stones, the temple is housed in the antechamber of a Shiva Temple, above the Mall Road.

Goddess’s idol is in the form of a huge monument which flaunts a stone crown and is surrounded by the carvings and statues of several Hindu deities on the walls. Interestingly, the local people honour the goddess as their own daughter and worship her with full reverence. Thousands of tourists throng the temple on the annual occasion of Nanda Devi Fair. Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra is another popular event, celebrated only once in 12 years.

Road: Almora is connected to New Delhi via National Highway 24. Buses and taxis are the best modes to reach the hill station. The temple can be easily accessed from any part of Almora on foot.

Railway: About 85 km. from the temple is the closest railway station at Kathgodam. After getting down at the station, one can easily hire taxis for the further road trip.

Airway: The closest airport to the temple is located at Pantnagar (about 116 km. away). Taxis can be hired from the airport for a scenic hill road journey towards the temple.