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Pilgrim Places in Kumaon :


It is an important pilgrimage and historic centre. A group of ancient temples dating back to the 12th and 13th century line the banks. Line the banks of the Gomti river.


An important religious centre of the Sikhs.


One of the most important religious centres around Pithoragarh, the Punyagiri temple, dedicated to Maa Punyagiri is atop a rocky pinnacle.

Home to a cluster of 164 temples which bear eloquent testimony to the arcitectural excellence achieved during the period of the Chand Rajas, jageshwar is at a distance of 34 kms from Almora.


Often equated with Varanasi is divinity, situated at the confluence of the Gomti and Saryu rivers where the valley spreads into a wide expanse, it is a picturesque 36 km drive down from Kausani.

Pilgrim Places in Garhwal :


The sacred shrine situated at an altitude of 3,200 mts ,the source of the river bhagirathi , surrounded by the montain peaks of shivling & satopanth, accessible by motorable road , is one of the most pious pilgrimages,


In the shadow of the 6,315 mts. high bandarpunch mountain, lies the source of the river yamuna, last roadhead is hanumanchatti from where one has to trek 13 kms. to the shrine.


Abode of lard vishune nestled in the lap of nar-narayan parvat , with the towering neelkanth peak in the background. The source of the river alaknanda, it is one of the most revered hindu shrines of india and lies on a motorable road.

A scenic spot situated against the backdrop of the majestic kedarnath range at an altitude of 3,581 mts. the kedarnath shrine, a 14 km. Trek from gaurikund, is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of lord shiva.


Associated with guru govind singh , the tenth guru of the sikhsA it is situated at an altitude of 4,320 mts. Aabove sea level on the bank of lake Hemkund.


Situated on the slopes above the confluence of alknanda and dhauliganga rivers is the winter home of the lord of badrinath , jushimath has many important temples incloding the temple of ugra narsimha devoted to the half-lion half-man incarnation of lord vishnu.

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