After an unsuccessful trek, we were determined to do something rememberable before we left for our homes. So we went looking for the sun temple. And it was a sight to behold. This was certainly one of those trips where you wing it but it did turn out to be memorable. Anyone looking to go to Almora, must plan a day or two at Hawalbagh.
The next day we visited Sun temple at Katarmal, which is 16 kms away from Almora. It is the second most important sun temple after the Sun temple at Konark, dedicated to the God Sun in India. One has to walk for around 1 km to reach the temple. The temple was constructed by the Katyuri Kings in the 9th century AD. The temple is known for its unique architecture and various carvings on its walls ceilings. The temple complex consists of one main shrine and is surrounded by 45 smaller shrines that are carved out of stone.