Top Historical Places in Uttarakhand

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List of Top Historical Places in Uttarakhand

Swastik Holiday is a best mumbai travel agent, who compiled a list of top historical places in Uttarakhand India that attracts a lot of Tourists from all over the world. Checkout the list given below:-

The Katarmal Sun Temple – Almora

The Katarmal Sun Temple is second most beautiful temple in Uttarakhand, India dedicated to Lord Suryadev.  It is located in Katarmal village at an altitude of 2,116 meters above the sea level. The temple was constructed in 9th century by Katarmalla, a ruler of Katyuri. The shrine looks very attractive when it receives the first rays of the Sun. It is one of the most historical places in Uttarakhand.

Best time to visit: November to February

Dwarahat – Almora

Dwarahat is a small town which literally mean is “Way to Heaven”. The Town is one of the best historical places in Uttarakhand. It is nearly 34 kilometres away from Ranikhet that was the capital of the Katyuri Kingdom. There are 55 temples in Dwarahat which was constructed by the Katyuri kingdom. The Gurjari School of Art left its mark on all these temples that can be explore in a day.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Dwarahat is between Octobers to March Months.

Chaukhutia – Almora

Chaukhutia is one of the most historical places in Uttarakhand, India Famous as Rangilo Gewar. It is a sleepy town in the Kumaon region that was rise during the Katyuri rulers. The forts and temple of this town construct by the Katyuri rulers or dynasty. The Town is a best tourist attraction in Almora District. It is also a part of Mahabharata epic because According to Hindu legends Pandukholi caves in Chaukhutia was built and adorn by the Pandavas while they stay here during the exile.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Chaukhutia is between March to July and October to February.

Lohaghat

Lohaghat is an ancient city and one of the top historical places in Uttarakhand which is famous for it’s more than a century-old temple. It is a most popular tourist destinations in the Champawat district located at the banks of the Lohawati River. This unparalleled city looks very attractive and become a perfect tourist destination due to its natural beauty when Rhododendrons blooms here. Abbot Mount, Mayawati Ashram, Jhuma Devi, and Advaita Ashram these all are the popular tourist destinations in Lohaghat.

Best Time to Visit:  The best time to visit Lohaghat is from April to late June.

Pithoragarh Fort

Pithoragarh Fort is one of the most popular Historical Places in Uttarakhand located in Pithoragarh Town. The Fort was constructed in 1789 by the Gorkhas when they invaded the town. Tourists can enjoy the spectacular views of the Kali Kumaon from the fort. You should visit this place while go for uttarakhand travel packages.

Best Time to Visit: Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Pithoragarh Fort.

Bageshwar

Bageshwar is one of the best historical places in Uttarakhand which is located at the confluence of Saryu, Gomati, and latent Bhagirathi. It is very famous as a holy land associated with Lord Sada Shiva that redeems all the sins. There are many temples in Bageshwar which attracts a lot of visitors from all over the country who follow the Lord Shiva. The place is also famous for trekking trips in Pindari glacier or Pandusthal that make it a most popular tourist destination in uttarakhand.

Tourist Attractions: Baghnath Temple, Temple of Bamani, Chandika Temple, Sriharu Temple, Gauri Udiyar, Bhileswar Mountains, Nileshwar mountains, Suraj Kund and Agni Kund.

Best Time to Visit: September to late February is the best months to explore the famous landmarks and various things to do around the city.

Baijnath Temple – Bageshwar

The Baijnath Temple is one of the best Historical places in Uttarakhand, India dedicated to Lord Shiva.  It is located in Located in the Garhwal hills at an altitude of 2,116 meters above the sea level. The temple was constructed in 12th century by Katarmalla, a ruler of Katyuri. The shrine looks very attractive when it receives the first rays of the Sun.

Best time to visit: November to February

Kalsi – Dehradun

Kalsi is a small village located in the Dehradun district 5 kms away from Dakpathar. It is a most historical places in Uttrakhand famous for its Ashoka Pillar Rock Edicts on which king ashoka fourrteen edict inscribed in brahmi and pali language and a elephant figure engraved in Brahmi script. It is also famous for timpli pass where british and gorkha battle was take place.

Tourist Attractions: Asaan Barrage, Sahastra Dhara, and Paonta Sahib

Best Time to Visit: Summer months are the most suitable for visiting Kalsi.

Narendra Nagar – Tehri Garhwal

Narendra Nagar is a historical place in uttarakhand in Tehri Garhwal District where shah ruler have been rule for a long time. Maharajah Narendra Shah shifts his capital to this lovely town in 1919 and built many buildings that are using now as a hospital and secretariat. The Narendra shah Palace is one of the main tourist attractions in Tehri whose walls are still reminiscent of royal tradition. While the front door is decorate with the First World War cannons from both the sides. The view of the sunset from the palace is quite captivating, which settles in the heart and mind.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Narendra Nagar is from January to May and again from late September to December.

Vanasur or Banasur ka Kila

Vanasur ka kila is located at a distance of 7 kms from Lohaghat and 20 kms from Champawat. This is one of the top historical places in Uttarakhand due to its legacy. It is believe by the Hindu legends that the fort was constructed in the memory of Banasur which has thousand arms. The Lord Krishna kills that Demon at this place. The fort has been ruin but it is a best tourist spot to see the origins of the Lohaghat River and the beauty of nature as well as man’s creations.

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