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Kalinka Temple

Located on a rocky hilltop at an altitude of 2100 meters above sea level is a temple called Kalinka in Uttarakhand. This temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is situated in the Pauri Garhwal district. It is also surrounded by beautiful Chir Pine, Banj...
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Rudranath Temple

“A temple made from natural rock and surrounded by rhododendron plants” is the best way to describe the Rudranath Temple located in Uttarakhand. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in the Garhwal district at an altitude of 3,600 meters...
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Saptabadri Temple

Comprising of a “group of seven temples” is a Hindu pilgrimage circuit known as Saptabadri. This “pilgrimage circuit” is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is located in the Garhwal district. The temples in this sacred Hindu pilgrimage circuit include...
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Rishikesh

Considered to be the “Yoga Capital of the World” Rishikesh is a city located in the Dehradun district in Uttarakhand. This city is also commonly referred to as the “Gateway to Garhwal Himalayas”. In September 2015 the Union Tourism Minister Mahesh...
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Badrinath

Considered to be the most important religious site in the “Char Dham” pilgrimage, Badrinath is a pious town located in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. This town gets its name from a temple located in the region called “Badrinath”. According to...
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Devprayag

Devprayaga commonly known as “Devprayag” which means “Godly Confluence” in Sanskrit is a holy town located in Tehri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand. This town is one of the five confluences i.e. Panch Prayag of the Alaknanda River. There is a popular...
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Dhari Devi

Said to be “home” to the upper half of the idol of Goddess Dhari (a form of Goddess Devi) is the “Devi Dhari Temple” located in Uttarakhand. This temple is located in the Garhwal region along the banks of the Alaknanda River. According to popular...
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Lakhamandal

“Many Temples” is what Lakhamandal an old Hindu temple (complex) located in Uttarakhand literally means when translated. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in the Dehradun district.  Apparently there exists a belief that visiting...
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Chandrabadani Devi Temple

On top of a mountain called Chandrabadani in Uttarakhand lies a popular temple called Chandrabadani Devi Temple. This Devi Temple is located in the Tehri Garhwal at the border of Devaprayag and Pratapnagar. According to Hindu mythology the torso of...
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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Elevated at an altitude of 1330 meters above sea level is a revered Lord Shiva temple in Uttarakhand called Neelkanth Mahadev. This temple is situated at a distance of 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district. It is also surrounded by...
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Mathi Temple

Considered to be 500 years old is a temple located in Himachal Pradesh in close proximity to the India-China border known as Mathi. This temple is situated in a village called Chitkul at an elevation of 3500 meters above sea level. This Hindu shrine...
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Vishnuprayag

Named in honour of Lord Vishnu and situated at the confluence of the Alakananda and Dhauliganga rivers is a holy town in Uttarakhand called Vishnuprayag. This town is located in the Chamoli district, and is supposed to be the site where the great...
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Kalpeshwar

Saptabadri TempleSituated in the scenic Urgam valley in Uttarakhand is a popular Lord Shiva temple called Kalpeshwar. This temple is located in the Garhwal district. According to a popular myth the origins of this temple has direct links to the...
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Surkanda Devi Temple

Located at an elevation of 9976 feet above sea level is a sacred temple in Uttarakand known as Surkanda Devi. This “Devi” temple is situated in the Tehri Garhwal district at a distance of 8 km from Dhanaulti and 22 km from Chamba. It also surrounded...
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Char Dham, and the four Pilgrimage sites

"Four abodes" is the literal English translation of the word Char Dham, which basically is a religious circuit that comprises of four most revered pilgrimage sites in India. Now, as per Hinduism visiting all the four sacred spots enables an...
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