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Kasar Devi: The Place of Mystical Charm

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Introduction: Kasar Devi

Kasar Devi situated in Almora, Uttarakhand an altitude of around 2100 meters (6890 feet) above sea level. The village named ‘kasar’; descends from the namesake deity Kasar Devi. The majestic hill destination offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, snow-capped peaks and Hawabagh Valley.

The delicate climate of the place attracts visitors round the year. This hill destination must be visited at least one as its include variety aspects that draw you towards them. This blog will lead you to the virtual journey of Kasar Devi and helps you to understand the charming beauty and significance of this place.

Perfect place for meditation

In 1920s, it became a favored destination for spiritual luminaries and seekers. The place gained prominence when Swami Vivekananda visited the region and it is believed that ‘Kasar Devi cave’ been the meditating spot for Swami Vivekananda in 1890.

The renowned Dutch painter and writer, Eli Cohen, established a meditation center in the village during the 1960s, further enhancing its spiritual significance. The Crank’s Ridge located just outside the village was popular destination during the Hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

It is believed that the temple’s energy and the spiritual vibrations of the region have a transformative effect on those who visit seeking blessings and inner peace.

Exceptional Significance

Kasar Devi situated on the earth’s Van Allen Belt. NASA experts had come to the village to understand the unique geomagnetic field on which sits this quaint temple. It is its unique position, shared by UK’s Stonehenge and Peru’s Machu Pichu that endows these three heritage structures with an inexplicable cosmic energy.

The spot surrounding the Kasar Devi Temple features an enormous geomagnetic field, due to gaps in bands of radiation. It is believed that temple’s power directs meditating and attracts artists, mystics, philosophers, and spiritual seekers to Kasar Devi.

New Age Attraction

This hill destination still fascinates visitors with its unique blend of spirituality magnetism and natural beauty. Visitors tiered off from hustle buzz of urban life can find peace in the village’s serene environment. The Crank’s Ridge offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views and making it a popular spot for yoga and meditation.

Visitors come to Kasar Devi can also visit Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary as it is the closet destination and can be visited along with. Trekking on Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary leads adventurers to explore the lush landscapes and encounter diverse flora and fauna.


Kasar Devi is recommended to a must visit place for seekers and nature lovers specially. The combination of spiritual resonance and awe-inspiring landscapes is incomparable here.

The place holds many allure and symbol of spiritual exploration, artistic inspiration and serene beauty that transcends time. Kasar Devi is perfect hill destination to explore spirituality, get amazed with trekking trails and to find solace from modern busy schedule.

Travel plan for visit to Kasar Devi

Best Time to visit Kasar Devi:

This Temple remains open for devotee round the year, however, from Mar to June and From Sep to November month are the months of mass arrival of vistors. Visitors arrival are became fewer during Peak winter and rainy seasons.


The Temple Open everyday from 07:00 am – 07:00 pm.

Entry Fee:

There is No entry fee

How to reach.

Nearst railway station is Kathgodam is about 89 km from the Kainchi Dham. Can be  opted Taxi and Buses of UTC. Nearest Airpot is pantnagar is 123 km away by hiring a taxi cab from the airport.

Hotel and Stay.

A variety of Hotels and Home Stays are available in the Kasar devi . However, one can stay in Almora city also during peak season of tourism and during vacation when city is overcrowded.


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