Nag Devta Temple

About Nag Devta Temple

Veni Nag Devta Temple is a famous nag (snake) temple located in Berinag which is located 12 kilometers from Chaukori.  There are numerous snake temples in and around Berinag.

BerinagSituated in main Berinag about 12km from Chaukori, Pithoragarh
0.2 km / 4 mins
From Union Bank of India, Berinag
30 mins

Nag Devta Temple in Berinag

Veni Nag temple is the most famous temple dedicated to one the many incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In addition to these temples, the hill station of Berinag also offers unprecedented view of the snow capped peaks of the Greater Himalayas. The region is also famous for tea estates from the British era.

History and Mythology

According to famous folklores, it is believed that Lord Krishna, after defeating Kaliya Nag who ruled the Yamuna river, advised him to leave the river and settle somewhere in the Himalayas. He obliged and travelled to Berinag with his disciples and lived there ever since. It is also believed that the place got its name after the Nagveni dynasty king Benimadhava, who ruled the region.Under the reign of Chand dynasty, Berinag was one of the main worship centers in the kingdom and has a rich culture and religious heritage which can be seen in the form of numerous temples dotting the region.

Location of Nag Devta Temple

Nag Devta Temple is located in Berinag ( Situated in main Berinag about 12km from Chaukori, Pithoragarh).

Location & How to Reach Nag Devta Temple

To reach Berinag, tourists need to take a side road that diverges from the main Chaukori-Thal road at a place called Udiyari Bend. Berinag is well connected with motorable roads with major Uttarakhand destination as well as Delhi. ISBT, Anand Vihar is available to Champawat, Almora, Tanakpur and Haldwani from here one can hire local taxis to reach Berinag.

Nearest railway station are Kathgodam (160 kms) as well as Tanakpur (169 kms). Nearest airport to Berinag is located at Pantnagar (195kms).

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What is Nag Devta Temple famous for?

Nag Devta Temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Nag Devta Temples, Religious, Temples.

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