Location 14 kms from Dwarahat, Almora, Uttarakhand
Almora to dunagiri temple – 100 kms, Ranikhet to dunagiri temple – 48 kms, Kausani to dunagiri temple – 49 kms, Delhi to dunagiri temple – 416 kms, Chandigarh to dunagiri temple – 533 kms, Dehradun to dunagiri temple – 328 kms
Altitude – 7900 feet
Ideal season – Round the year (avoid July and august)
Nearest Railway station – kathgodam (133 kms)
Nearest Airport – Pantnagar airport
Dunagiri temple is located in Dwarahat block of almora district in Uttarakhand. The temple is at a distance of 14 kms form dwarahat and one needs to walk
500 stairs after which one can reach this temple. The temple is located at a hilltop and is surrounded by forest, it is famous in kumaon region for its Shakti (power) and is dedicated to Dunagiri Devi.
Why Dunagiri Temple
It is believed that the pandavas of Mahabharata took shelter at dunagiri and pandukholi is the place where they stayed for a period of time. According to the mythology Hanuman of Ramayana dropped some part of sanjivni buti when he was carrying a mountain to lanka. Himalayan peaks like chaukhamba, trishul, etc. can be seen from the place which attracts lots of tourist to this area.
Nearby places to visit
5. Baijnath temple
Note: the temple is well connected with metal road and shared jeeps are available from dwarahat market.
Editor rating – 4
Location rating – 4.5