Nanda Devi Temple is situated in the city of Almora just above the Mall Road. Nanda Devi temple is the center of attraction not only to Kumauni people but the whole of Uttarakhand.
Brief History of Nanda Devi Temple:
The history of Nanda Devi temple dates back to 1000 years. It is built in Kumaoni architecture within the antechamber of a Shiva temple. The temple is dedicated to the patron Goddess of the Chand dynasty.
Inside The Temple:
The idol of the goddess Nanda is a huge monument with a stone crown encircled by a wooden roof. Nanda Devi temple is one of the most visited temples in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. The interesting thing to notice is stone carving on the wall of the temple with statues of gods and goddesses. The term Nanda means prosperity and well being.
Nanda Devi Fair:
The history of the fair dates way back in the 16th century. This cultural fair is of immense religious and cultural significance.
According to a legend, the fair was initiated by Raja Kalyan Chand. If the Nanda Devi devi fair is held with a great passion and energy. It symbolizes the economic and cultural prosperity of the region. People participate in the procession which carries the dola (litter) of Nanda Devi.
How To Reach Nanda Devi Temple, Almora:
Nearest Railway Station To Almora Is Kathgodam Railway Station-94kms. Then visitors can get a cab or a bus from there.
Nearest Airport To Almora In Uttarakhand Is Pantnagar Airport-124kms
Nearest International Airport To Almora At Delhi Is IGI- 352kms
Almora is well connected to all the major cities of India. There are many buses and taxi services from Delhi(Anand Vihar ISBT), Haldwani and Dehradun.