We moved from kaichi dham to almora after having breakfast ,in this region u might cross your ways with lots of strange fruits u may never heard of ,one of this vender came to us and asked to buy "kaphal" (local name) kaphal are deep red colored small berries having sweet and tangy taste .As the fruit was looking quite strange and it was something new for all of us we end up buying it. It took 2hours to reach almora,almora is a small hill station, Being surrounded by the dwindling pines and old oaks, the city has a divine aura that is enough to allure the backpackers. To make the scenery even more mesmerizing, the snow-capped Himalayas stand in utmost grandeur to please the visitant.
It was our next stop we spend an hour here looking and appreciating it's divine beauty and then we moved in northeast direction of almora to explore "Jageshwar temples" ,I mentioned TEMPLES because It's a group of over 100 Hindu temples dated between 7th and 12th century, although the origin of these temples is still unclear , locals there has an interesting theory that all these temples had been build in a single night by some unknown supernatural power. There are many other theories though i don't believe any and i don't deny any...
We visited most of these temples ,if u ever find a chance to visit almora Jageshwar is a must visit ,i assure u will not disappoint.
O ya i have one more reason for all the Bollywood lovers to convince you why u should go there 😂 is few of the songs and scenes from movie VIVAH have shot here i am inserting a picture to prove my statement.
Anyway after visiting jageshwar now we all were craving to have some regional food so we prdered a proper kumauni thali (50INR/head) which contained - Bhatt ki churkani,madua ki roti,kheere ka raita,salad,Hari sabji,bhang ki chatni etc.
After filling our tummies we moved in the direction of our ultimate destination "Pithoragarh", basically a small village named Bhubhneshwar 11km from gangolihat.
Before reaching pithoragarh (Gangolihat) we also visited "chitai goljyu devta temple" (an incarnation of Lord Shiva) what makes this place so special is the whole temple is covered with Bells of diffrent sizes devoted by devotees, It is reputed to make every wish come true, provided the worshipper ask for it with a clear conscience.
After visiting here we continued our journey.