It is also believed that this temple grants its devotees all the wishes that they ask for. These beliefs of the devotees make the temple one of the popular tourist destination in Almora.Situated on the foot of the majestic Himalayan ranges, Almora, a small hamlet was sure to have been the best of nature’s hubs in India. The small district not only possess some of the extremely beautiful landscapes, but quite surprisingly is a home for historic and cultural heritage sites as well. The exuberant tourist destination is a serene get away for bag packers and nature lovers.
The temple is located on the edge of a ridge on the Almora- Bageshwar highway on Kaashay Hills. Kasar Devi temple became famous after Swami Vivekananda visited the place while he was in Almora. Since then the temple is adored for its importance and history that walks back till the second century. Just outside the village is located Crank’s Ridge which was one of the popular destination during the hippie movement. This also is one of the reasons for major tourist attraction of this temple.The temple has an annual feast organised by the villagers. The most exciting part of the festival is the ‘Kasar Devi fair’ which is like icing on the cake. This festival also attracts several tourists to the village.
The wildlife sanctuary was constructed in the year 1988 with an intention to protect the vegetation and animals of the central Himalayan region. The place gained its fame back then and it still continues to be one of the most famous tourist location in Almora. The sanctuary has a variety of flora and fauna that are of major attraction to the tourists. Some of the animals you can witness here are leopards, jungle cats, barking deer’s, langur’s, wood peckers and so on. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a great start to tick off the list of different places to visit in Almora. The sanctuary is spread over about 45 kilometres and is of great educational value to its visitors.
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