Gairar Golu Devta

About Gairar Golu Devta

One of the famous temples of Kumaon, the Gairar Golu Devta is located about 2 km from the main gate of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and around 11 km from Almora. Lord Golu Devta regarded as the ‘Lord of Justice’ is believed to be the incarnation of Gaur Bhairav (Shiva). At Dana Golu, you can see the ancient temple of Golu devta. The devotees visiting Gairar Golu Devta temple present clothes, turban, and shawl in white colour to the deity as a token of love and respect for the lord.

In Binsar2km from the main gate of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
21 kms / 49 mins
From KMVN tourist rest house, Binsar
30 mins

Gairar Golu Devta in Binsar

About Gairar Golu Devta

Worshipped by several Hindu devotees all over Kumaon and Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Gairar Golu Devta traces its roots in Almora, where it was born in a tiny hamlet called Patiya. Gairar Golu Devta is considered to be the younger brother of Golu Devta, the supreme deity of Champawat after which the Chitai Golu Devta Temple has been built in Almora.

Location of Gairar Golu Devta

Gairar Golu Devta is located in In Binsar ( 2km from the main gate of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary).

Location & How to Reach Gairar Golu Devta

Gairar Golu Devta temple is located about 2 km from the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and around 11 km Almora. It is located at a distance of 329 km from Rishikesh, 314 km from Haridwar and about 372 km from Delhi. The travellers can take a taxi to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and further 2 km on foot to reach the Gairar Golu Devta temple.

By Road: The travellers can commence their journey from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. From here, buses to the nearest cities to Gairar Golu Devta temple such as Almora (11 km), Nainital (72 km) and Haldwani (99 km) are easily available. Also, taxis to Gairar Golu Devta temple are easily available from the major destinations of Kumaon and Garhwal region.

By Rail: Kathgodam railway station at 92 km away is the nearest railhead to Gairar Golu Devta temple. It is well connected with metalled roads to major cities like Lucknow, Kolkata, Delhi etc. There are two trains that operate between Delhi to Kathgodam and vice-versa. Since Kathgodam is the ‘Gateway to Kumaon’ taxi service is available from here to the temple.

By Air: Pantnagar airport at 126 km away is the nearest air connectivity. It operates daily flights to Delhi and taxis to the major destinations of Kumaon are easily available from this airport.

Read How to Reach guide for Binsar.

What is Gairar Golu Devta famous for?

Gairar Golu Devta is popular place for following activities/ interests - Golu Devta Temples, Religious, Temples.

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