About Sun Temple

Located on a lofty hill the temple is an imposing structure locally known as Bara Aditya or the great Sun God. The main temple is surrounded by a paved enclosure. There are 44 subsidiary shrines around the main temple. The main shrine facing east consists of a garbhagriha and a mandapa. The sanctum has a curvilinear elevation while the mandapa is covered with a gabled roof, and apparently is a later addition. The sanctum is tri-ratha on plan though the projections are not pronounced. Stylistically, the temple can be dated to circa A.D. twelfth - thirteenth century.

Monument Information


Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
  • Nearest Railway Station : Kathgodam Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Almora/Kosi Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : Sunrise
  • Closing Time :Sunset


  • Monsoon : Average Rainfall: 1000 cm/Annum

    Summer : Maximum Temperature: 35°C

    Winter : Minimum Temperature: 15°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : September to November and February to June

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages (Bilingual)
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Benches
  • Suggestion Box

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. Vasant Kumar Swarnkar
  • Phone: 91-135-2628027, 2620318, 2723390
  • E-mail: circledehradun.asi @gov.in

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.