Garjiya Devi Temple, Garjiya

Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Built on a huge rock in the middle of Kosi River, Garjiya Devi Temple attracts thousands of devotees, offering awe-inspiring views of cliffs and the river from this its island. Set in the oldest national park in India, this Shakti shrine features a black granite statue of Lakshmi Narayan dating from the 9th century and a 1.5 m (4.5 ft) high statue of Garjiya Devi, the presiding deity. Enjoy a picnic with a refreshing dip in the river near one of the most famous temples of the Nainital District. The place gets very crowded during Hindu holidays, so expect to wait in line to climb the steep stairs. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Garjiya holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Garjiya Devi Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Went to this famous temple during our stay at Riverside resort...the walk form the resort to the temple is nice going from within the forest area and then on the banks of the Kosi river...the walk is....  more »
  • The temple is nice and small, however it has approx. 125 steps and thus would not reccomend to someone with knee issues.  more »
  • Peaceful place.. In middle of a river. Very old n famous temple.. A famous bridge nearby.. This place is just 4km away from museum. So can visit both.
  • Nice scenery and religious place. Beautiful view from this temple. You can't resist stopping for scenic view and enjoying the flow of river. Temple is quite old and it has little more stairs so people with knee problem should take care. You get wonderful feeling when you reach at the top.

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