23 October ,2018
The main purpose of the day was to enjoy the beauty of Almora & its near by places.
First we visited HIPPIE HILL where the Hippie movement of 1960s , 70s started .
The Distance Between ALMORA to Hippie Hill is just 8 km & just on the opposite side lay beautiful Himlayan Range & we were lucky it was clear sunny day.
And now we decided to visit JAGESHWAR TEMPLE as my mother wanted to visit that Ancient Temple built around 6 AD to 10 AD
The DISTANCE BETWEEN ALMORA TO JAGESHAWAR TEMPLE is just 35 km
On the Route , there were many beautiful villages passed & all the way to the Temple we were surrounded by Pine Forests & Himlayan mountains as our new companion .
At around 3:00 PM we reached our Destination JAGESHWAR Temple hidden in a small valley surrounded by more than 100 feet Tall trees with limited sunshine with crystal clear stream flowing behind the Temple to make it look more Serene .
It was love at first sight & I told my mother we should stay here instead of going back to ALMORA.
My mother went to the temple, whereas i & a mountain dog who kept following me explored the tiny village & some how I arranged a room for us above a Grocery store because there were no cottage or hotel in that tiny village.
The only demerit was limited food option
but still the locals were very friendly and provided us every facility they could.
I roamed the whole village & listened to all myth & stories related to that place.It was truly an unbelievable experience .
I Sat down alongside a fire I would never forget my conversation with locals about ESCAPADE OF YOUTH from high mountaineous villages to big cities as it is still a major concern for them.
Everyone Polite & from the moment they awake locals devote themselves to the perfection of whatever work they do for their livelihood.
I saw locals already stored woods in their houses for the upcoming harsh Winters.
After I captured the incredible Architecture of the Temple , it was time for us to say Adieu to this Beautiful place.