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SHIKHAR- A TEMPLE AMIDST THE MOUNTAINS AT 2700M


Untouched by the chaos of city, pollution and industrialization, and as the name suggests Shikhar lies at 9124 feet above sea level in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Very near to the Himalayan range.
Himalaya Darshan on the way



It’s a 7km trek and at top of the mountain is a temple of the Hindu God Mool Narayan. From the top of the temple you can see the various Himalayan Mountains of Uttarakhand. 
View from road where trek begins. The highest peak in this picutre is Shikhar.
According to legendary stories, when Goddess Nanda Devi was carrying God Mool Narayan on her back, mesmerised by the beauty of this place, Narayan expressed his desire to stay at this place. He then asked Nanda Devi to bring him some water. Wondering, how she will find water at this height, Mool Narayan threw a fruit and asked Nanda to follow. He said, “You’ll find water at the place this fruit falls”. At around one km from the temple, there’s a cave and even today water for the temple is fetched from that cave. 

Apart from the religious belief, this is a beautiful place to feel nature. On the way you can enjoy forest fruits like kilmodi etc. depending on season. The trek is a mix of slopes and plains. In between you can find beautiful natural gardens(locally known as bagyali). From midway you’ll start seeing Himalayan region name Panchachuli and Nanda Devi peaks.

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