It is one of the popular pilgrimage centers in Uttarkhand, located in Almora district, well-known for its ancient 55 group of temples. It is relatively a small region, situated at the intersection of Ranikhet and Gairsian.The literal meaning of this place is ‘Way of Heaven’. Journey to Dwarahat is considered much sacred among Hindus and devotees and it is believed that the visit to Dwarahat brings the feeling of closeness with God Almighty. Most of the famous temples of Dwarahat were constructed by Katyuri Kings. The architecture resembles the Gujarati style of arts. Navaratri is the famous festival celebrated with great pomp and show. Durga temple is most popular temple among the group of temples.Paban Maharaja Ashram is also located at Durga temple.To reach the temple at hill top, one have to climb 500 steps.Food and accommodation are available in Ashram. From there one can get a glimpse of enchanting views of majestic Himalayas.
Places to visit
It is dedicated to Vaishno Devi and located at a distance of 14 km from Dwarahat. It offers a clear view of Himalayas.
Many temples are clearly seen from Chaukhutiya and it is located at a distance of 18 km from Dwarahat.
It is a famous hill station. It also offers enchanting views of magnificent Himalayas. It is located around 37 km from Dwarahat at an altitude of 1869 meters from sea level.
Someshwar temple, Lakhanpur temple and Pandukholi temple are other well-known places in Dwarahat.
How to reach Dwarahat
Pantnagar airport is located around 112 km from Dwarahat is the nearest airport.
Kathagodam is the closest railhead, located around 88 km from Dwarahat.
There are plenty of buses available to reach Dwarahat from major cities of Uttarkhand.
Average temperature is ranging from 12 C and 24 C and best visited throughout the year.