The Nanda Devi temple is another famous pilgrimage spot that is located in the Almora district within the state of Uttarakhand.
The temple is located in the heart of the Almora district. The Nanda Devi temple was built dating back 1,000 years ago.
It was built by the Chand kings, who belonged to the Chand dynasty. The kings of the Chand dynasty built this temple in order to honour Nanda Devi, the goddess who was worshipped by members of their dynasty.
Goddess Nanda Devi is also known as ‘Destroyer of Evil’ because of the sacred belief that she destroys evil powers and saves the pilgrims and residents of the adjoining areas.
The Nanda Devi temple is within the premises of another temple that is devoted particularly to Lord Shiva. Even though the temple is small, it has been beautifully built.
It catches the attention of all visitors and by-passers because of the usage of unique stones in its decoration. Even the walls of this temple are carved with pictures and imprints of many different gods and goddesses.
The temple is also covered by aesthetic and ancient wooden roofs, making the entire view eye-pleasing. The Nanda Devi temple is also the host of a famous annual fair, which is known as the Nanda Devi Fair.
The best time to visit the Nanda Devi temple is in the summer season, between the months of March and June, and in the spring season, between the months of September and November.
The temple opens up around 6 AM and closes at 10 PM at the night. You can visit the temple by all three modes of transport. You can follow the route from Delhi to Almora which is at an approximate distance of 384 km.
You can also reach Almora by the train route. The nearest railway station to Almora is at a distance of 90 km and is situated in Kathgodam, after reaching Kathgodam will have to board either a taxi or a bus in order to reach Almora.
Lastly, you can also travel via the air route. You will have to book a flight to the Pantnagar airport which is at a distance of 127 km from Almora. After reaching Pantnagar airport, you can either board a bus or a taxi to reach Almora.
Since the temple is located in the heart of Almora, you can find many feasible accommodation options. In order to get a real-time visual experience of the trip from Delhi to Almora, you can check out my playlist which is named ‘Almora- Uttarakhand’ on my YouTube channel Go Bro Ride.