The famous Hindu temple of Kasar Devi is situated at a distance of 5 km from Almora on a hill top. Kasar Devi Temple is at an altitude of 2116 mt. This place affords enchanting view of the splendid Himalayas and provides a full view of the town and the Hawabagh Valley.
Kasar Devi temple is built by King Rudrak in the 2nd century CE. This sacred temple is also mentioned in Skanda Purana. Swami Vivekanand meditated in this temple during his stay in Almora and mentioned his experience in his diaries.
The distance between Kalimath and Kasar Devi is less than 1 km and can be easily accessed by foot. The temple hosts the annual “Kasar Devi Fair” on Kartik Poornima (November-December).