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[Almora, Uttarakhand, India] Our Summer Sojourn in Kumaon: Almora

Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand. The priest unlocked the small door to the chamber housing the main deity. As we waited, he opened the door to give us our first glimpse of the idol of the Sun God. We were the only visitors at the 9th-century Sun Temple on a remote hilltop near Almora town. A bumpy car ride from Kosi village followed by a short hike had brought us to the Katarmal Surya Temple.