Kranteshwar Mahadev Temple in Champawat
The temple, located about 6 kilometres from Champawat’s district centre, is a small complex of stone structures known locally as the Kandev or Kurmapad. It is located atop a hill at a height of 6000 metres, so be prepared for a short hike to get there. What’s more interesting is the temple complex’s ever-blooming red blossoms, which provide a one-of-a-kind visual treat.
The temple’s panoramic view is simply magnificent, and it is well worth the trip outside of town. It is the only picturesque temple of great religious significance in the area, perched on top of a hill and offering breathtaking views. Champawat is the place to go if you want to get away from the usual tourist traps.
If you’re looking for a more rustic exploration of the land where religion and spirituality culminate and originate from the rest of the country, Kranteshwar Mahadev is the place to go.