Jageshwar Mahadev Temple
This temple is by far the most visited temple in the whole complex, dedicated to the incarnation of Shiva in the form of a child. The story goes as Shiva being an attractive alpha male to all the women folk of the village, where he used to meditate.
To not offend the men of the village, Shiva incarnated himself as a child. The temple itself is divided into two parts, with one dedicated to Shiva, and the other to his consort, Goddess Parvati. The entrance is flanked by the idols of the keepers of the sanctum sanctorum, Nandi and Skandi, complete with all the armaments, adding to the majestic bearing of the temple as well. Well worth a visit.
In the premises of the wildlife sanctuary is the zero point from which one can look across 300 km to view Kedarnath, Shivling, Trishul and Nanda Devi.
You have to walk inside the sanctuary for a kilometer and half to reach to the point. A guided trek upto Zero Point is the most recommended way to explore the green beauty of the Wildlife sanctuary. One can see the panoromic view of Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, and Nanda Devi from Zero point.
Kasar Devi Temple
Kasar Devi is a quaint Temple on a hilltop situated in a village near Almora, Uttarakhand. It derives its name from a local deity Kasar Devi, and the temple is erected in her reverence. Also known as Crank’s Ridge, this place gained prominence after the “Hippie Movement” of the 1960s and 1970s. This place is known for the many luminaries that have visited. Personalities like Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Cat Stevens and Swami Vivekananda have meditated and absorbed in the calm and quiet of this beautiful location, hidden in the Kumaon Hills. It is also a popular pilgrimage destination around Almora ideal for people who are spiritual and love being one among nature. The hilly region is perfect to unwind and spend time meditating. Adventure driven people can come here for long hikes and treks on hills and surrounded by greenery.
A famous temple of Lord Gollu, another name for Lord Shiva, the Chitai temple was built during the Chand regime.
You will love the soft tinkle of the many bells caressed by the winds, hung by devotees as an act of offerings, wishing or thanksgiving can be heard far and wide. The temple is also called the temple of a million bells.
Katarmal Sun Temple
Being the second most important Sun temple, this 800 year old temple has one main temple and 45 smaller shrines.
The main deity of the Sun temple in Katarmal is called Burhadita or Vraddhaditya (the old Sun God). The idols of Shiva-Parvati and Lakshmi-Narayana are also found in this temple. Presently, much of the temple stands in beautiful ruins remniscent of the bygone era of glory.