The Katarmal Sun Temple is a famous ancient temple situated in Almora district, this temple is about 16 km away from Almora. This famous temple is dedicated to the Sun God. This temple is situated at an altitude of about 2115 meters above sea level. This ancient temple was built in the 9th century AD by the king of the Katyuri dynasty. The Katarmal Sun Temple is one of the most famous and ancient temples of the Kumaon region, it is believed that after Konark Sun Temple in India, this temple is considered to be India's second most important sun temple. This temple is known for its unique architecture and various carvings. There are many small-big ancient temples in this temple complex. Statues of Shiva-Parvati and Lakshmi-Narayana can also be seen in the temple premises. The first ray of the sun falls on Shiv Linga because the entrance of the temple is towards the east direction. Thousands of devotees visit this famous ancient temple..
The nearest airport of Almora is Pantnagar, which is about 116 km from Almora.
The nearest railway station of Almora is Kathgodam, which is about 83 km from Almora.
Katarmal Sun Temple is located at a distance of about 16 km from Almora.
The journey of Katarmal Sun Temple can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.