Thal Kedar Temple

Thal Kedar Temple

Thal Kedar is a sacred Shaivite pilgrim location. This place is devoted to Lord Shiva and is located at the distance of 16 kms from Pithoragarh on the hill top. Thal kedar is also highly renowned for its picturesque beauty. During the occasion of Shivaratri, a number of devotees arrive at this place. It is said that here one can give the forgiveness of his all sins by doing a prayer with belief and dedication. The place is sets up at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and one can be reached here by trekking from Nakuleswar temple or Pithoragarh or Aincholi. To reach the Thal kedar temple, tourists have to go through a slim pathway along the intense vegetations.

Thal Kedar has huge religious important among the locals and frequently visited by lots of devotees and nature lovers due to its attractive beauty and sacred Shiv Linga. According to Himalayan ranges, the dolomite rock is roughly 1000 million years old identical to that of Goddess Vaishno Devi. Every year on the day of Maha Shivratri, a large fair is organized at Thal Kedar that gathers large number of followers here. The temple of Thal Kedar situated at the top of 8300 feet high peak of Soar valley in Eastern Kumaon Himalayas.

Holy Lord Shiva Temple- Thal Kedar Temple

For a long time period, Thal Kedar temple is core of belief and devotion. Numerous age groups like Nana Sahib, Dhondu Pant, Peshwa Baji Rao had tried to built it over and over. People still have dedication towards Thal kedar temple, so the work of development work goes on constantly. There is a proposal to make a guest house and dharamshala at a distance of 200meters from the temple so that the travelers or followers can stay there, especially during the time of Maha Shivratri Fest.

Thal Kedar can be approachable by following trekking path from Pithoragarh, Aincholi and Nakuleshwar Temple. Tourists have to go through a thin path, enclosed by dark forest. From the Thal Kedar, more than 700 kms of lovely snow dressed mountains can be viewed which includes Trishul, Badrinath, Nandadevi, Api-Nampa and Punch-Chuli.

Travel guide to arrive at Thal Kedar Pithoragarh

The holy Thal kedar temple is situated about 16 kms from the main city of Pithoragarh. Among which the distance of 8 km can be covered by motorable road and the rest of it have to cover by a trekking way through dense vegetation forest. The nearby railway stationto Thal Kedar is Tanakpur station which has some major passenger trains. The total distance of Pithoragarh is about 138 kms from Tanakpur, you can either hire a local bus or taxi to reach Pithoragarh.


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