Top 11 Temples of Uttarakhand must visit places

Top 11 Temples of Uttarakhand must visit places

Temples of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is knows as “land of God” , it is very difficult to make a list of 10 Top temple of Uttarakhand , but on the basis of popularity and Visitors here is a list of Temples of uttarakhand.

Badrinath Mandir

Badrinath Temple : Temples of Uttarkhand

The 15-meter-tall Badrinath temple, which is situated at a height of 3133 metres, is a Vedic-era building. The Lord Vishnu, also known as Badrinath, temple is his. On the Garhwal Hill, close to the Alaknanda River, is where the temple is situated. One of the most popular tourist attractions in India includes the Badrinath Temple.

 kedarnath Mandir

Kedarnath Temple

Regarded as one of the Jyotirlinga , this famous temple in Uttarakhand is of Lord Shiva and is claimed to have been put up by Adi Shankaracharya himself in the 8th century BC. It is located along the bank of the Mandakini River, which still flows and has been perennial ever since.

Kedarnath is a famous site for devotees and one of the many historic temples in Uttarakhand considered an important shrine for the Shai bhakat The temple is located at an altitude of about 3583 meters, and from the city of Rishikesh it is 223 km away. According to sources, the temple is 1000 years old.

Gangotri Temple


The Gangotri Temple, which is 3,415 metres above sea level and devoted to the River Ganga or the Goddess Ganga, is situated in the Uttarkashi District. In the Char Dham circuit, which also includes the three other holy sites of Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Yamunotri, it is the second and highest temple. The popular hikes Gaumukh, Gangotri National Park, Gangotri Glacier, Tapovan, and Bhojwasa all start from this base camp.
The most significant temple of the Ganga was originally constructed by Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century and was reconstructed by the King of Jaipur. From here, one can walk for over 19 miles to reach Gaumukh, the river’s source. According to Hindu mythology, Gangotri is where Ganga is said to have descended from heaven.

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple

Yamunotri Temple is the first stop of Char Dham Yatra, a religious trek to the four Uttarakhand’s sacred sites, which happens from May to November. Yamunotri is the origin of the Yamuna River, a sacred river of India for Hindus.
The actual source of water is located at an altitude of 4,421 metres in the Garhwal Himalayas. Yamunotri Temple, which is devoted to Goddess Yamuna, is situated at 3,292 metres, 129 km far from the District of Uttarkashi.
temple has a  black marble idol of the goddess. It is thought that washing in the sacred Yamuna purifies all sins and protects from a terrible death.

Hemkund Shahib

Hemkund Sahib
Hemkund sahib

A holy location for Sikhs, Hemkund Sahib is located in the Chamoli District, Uttarakhand at a height of 4,160 metres. Dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, Hemkund Sahib is a magnificent glacial lake, surrounded by seven peaks. Each of the peaks is ornamented by Nishan Sahib on its cliff, which is known as the Sikh prayer flag.
The trail to Hemkund Sahib starts from Govindghat and travels via the Ghangaria Village or Govinddham. There is also a Gurudwara where you stay when visiting Hemkund Sahib. Most people aim to stop here before visiting the Valley of Flowers National Park, which is situated in Nanda Devi Bio Reserve and a three-kilometre journey from Govinddham

Nanda Devi Almora

Nanda Devi Almora
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Nanda Devi is thought to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga and the consort of Lord Shiva. She is regarded as the protector goddess of the Kumaon and Garhwal regions.

As Parvati is the daughter of the Himalayas, locals claimed that there are numerous Nanda Devi temples in the Kumaon Hills and even in Nepal.

The Chand dynasty kings donated this temple to Goddess Nanda, and it is thought to be approximately 1,000 years old. Nanda Devi Fair, a 5-day celebration marked by loud drum beats and dancing, is held annually in the month of September and is a must-see

Neelkhanth Mahadev

Neelkanth Mahdev Rishikesh
Neelkanth Mahdev

Because it sits on top of a hill, it takes about two hours for anyone to travel there by road. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. Even though the main temple is so little and small, visitors can sit outside the main temple grounds and engage in peaceful prayer while seeing the mesmerizing views of the valley below. You’ll encounter tight curves and hairpin bends on the road.

Golu Devta temple

Golu devta chitai

Located at a distance of about 8 kms from Almora, Chitai Golu is one of the primary deities that is worshipped by the local people of Uttarakhand and is held in extreme respect. The temple is home to countless copper bells, which create its identity enhance the temple with the presiding deity being Golu Ji – who is an avatar of Lord Shiva in the form of Gaur Bhairav. He is also known for being the god of justice and it is claimed that anyone wanting for justice prays to him then their requests are met

Purnagiri Mandir

Purnagiri mandir
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Located directly on top of the hill at a distance of 20 kilometres from Tanakpur this temple is located on the banks of the holy river of Kali. This site is a prominent Shaki Peeth in India and is supposed to hold the naval or nabhi of goddess Sati.

The final road heading for this hillside top temple is located in Thulligad and numerous transport alternatives are made easily accessible to reach for the final destination.

People who visit this place with pure intentions and strong devotion for the goddess got their requests answered.

Mansa Devi

Mansa Devi Haridwar

Dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi located in the holy town of Haridwar this temple is situated on top of a tiny hill and attracts a number of visitors and devotees from far and wide. A ropeway service there allows you to visit the temple  within just 5 minutes. The temple emits optimism and a mood of deep spirituality which can be experienced during your visit there. You will also be greeted with some mind blowing view of the valley below.

Dhaari devi

Dharri Devi Mandir
Source Uttarakhand Know Here History And Interesting Story Of Dhari Devi Temple | Dhari Devi Temple: उत्तराखंड को वो मंदिर जहां मां बदलती हैं दिन में तीन रूप, जानिए यहां की रोचक कहानी (

It is an admired temple dedicated to Dhari Devi (a incarnation of Goddess Kali), who is beloved as the shield of the Char Dhams and is regarded as the goddess of protection of Uttarakhand. A temple and the idol of Dhari Devi were supposedly stuck against a rock close to the Dharo village during a major flood. The locals believe that they heard cries, and a divine voice told them where to put the idol.

According to local legend, the deity’s idol appears as a girl kid in the morning, a young lady in the afternoon, and an elderly woman in the evening.

Tungnath Temple

Tungnath Temple uttarakhand

Tungnath Temple is The tallest Shiva temple in Uttarakhand, the world, and the “highest Panch Kedar temple” in the Uttarakhand  , which is situated in the cold snowy Chandranath Parvat.

There are five Panch Kedars, and Tungnath is the third Kedar in their hierarchy. In terms of height, this ancient temple in Uttarakhand is 3680 metres above sea level and is similar to Kedarnath Temple in that it is at least 1000 years old.

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