According to a mythological tale prevalent about this temple, Maharishi Atri, the son of Lord Brahma and one amongst seven sages had chosen this place for performing penance.
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The biggest feature of the Bhimtal Lake is its picturesque natural beauty. The length of Bhimtal Lake is 1674 meters, width 427 meters and depth 30 meters. Adding to the beauty of lake, there is a small island over an area of 1.25 sq. kms in the middle of the lake, which has originated out of volcanic rocks.
The devotees come here from almost every part of the country, but very few of them show the courage to enter the shrine. Having a strong belief that the Yamraja is still residing here, the devotees just pay their obeisance to the Yamaraja at the temple’s entry gate and go away.
Located at 17 kms away from a well known beautiful place of Nainital in Uttarakhand, a small village namely Pangot contains in itself the amazing beauty of nature. Being a home for more than 150 species of birds, this village is said to be the paradise for bird lovers. These beautiful species of birds include Himalayan griffon, rufous-bellied woodpecker, blue-winged minla, spotted and slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied niltavas, khalij pheasant and many more.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the sacred religious place of Tadkeshwar Mahadev is situated in the Lansdowne area of Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 2,092 metres. Being one of the Sidha Peethas and famous temples of Uttarakhand, thousands of Hindus come to offer prayers at Tadkeshwar Mahadev every year. Devotees believe that Tadkeshwar Mahadev fullfills every wish.
Gartang Gali has been listed amongst world’s deadliest sky ways. Situated at about 11000 feet above main sea level, this 105 m long wooden walk way bridge is likely to be developed on the similar pattern as of the Sky Walk of China. This way embraces in itself the amazing and ancient heritage of India. It was closed during the Sino-India war in 1962.
The Tirthan valley is located nearby Tirathan river at an altitude of 1600 metres above sea level in Kullu district. Every year a large number of tourists visit this place. Himalayan National Park is just 3 kms away from here. The infinite peace prevails all over through the lush green forests and apple orchards located beside the river banks.
Located in Rudraprayag district, Triyuginarayan temple is one of the most popular religious sites of Uttrakhand. It is believed that the marriage of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati had taken place at this very site. Locals believe that the holy Fire, which has been igniting inside the temple for several ages, had witnessed their marriage. That’s why this place has been given the name of Triyuginarayan.
Constructed in 1553 AD, Hidimba Devi temple is very much cherished by the tourists. One will have the glimpses of Pagoda style of architecture in this wooden temple. There are four roofs on the temple. The topmost roof is made of copper and brass, where as other three roofs are made of logs of deodar wood.
Located in Chamba of Himachal Pradesh, the huge and ancient temple of Laxmi Narayan is said to be constructed during 10th century. The king of this territory namely Sahil Verman had built this temple between 920 AD and 940 AD.