Illuminate your soul in the spiritually blessed town of Uttarakhand, Devalgarh. Endowed with the beauty of pristine shrines, this tourism destination owns its name from the revered King Deval of Kangra who established the town in 1512 in the Pauri Garhwal district of Garhwal Region. Located at a short distance from the popular tourist destination of Khirsu, Devalgarh was once the Capital of the Garhwal Kingdom in the 16th Century before it was transposed to Srinagar.

History of Devalgarh

Considered as one of those small towns that are rich in architecture, Devalgarh is best known for its group of ancient temples like Gaura Devi which is one of the Sidhpeethas, devoted to the divine Goddess Gauri and built by Lord Kubera in the 7th Century AD.

Not only does the temple offer a heartwarming view of the Himalayas but also calls out to pilgrims for an annual fair that is organized during the harvest season. Besides, there is one more sacred shrine known as Maa Raj Rajeshwari which dedicated to the local deity of Garhwal. Nurturing archaeological importance the temple is swarmed by pilgrims also for the annual fair that is held here in April. Other must-visit places you can take a tour to in Devalgarh are Som ki danda and Laxmi Narayan temple. 

Though the weather of Devalgarh is very enchanting, you can enjoy it the most during the early winters. So visiting in November and December will be great.

Major Attractions in and Around Devalgarh

1. Laxmi Devi Temple

The ancient temple is known for its immense faith in Maa Laxmi. The locals believe that visiting the temple can fulfill all your wishes.

2. Gauri Devi Temple

The temple is dedicated to Maa Gauri Devi. Also, you will be mesmerized by the architecture of the temple. Every detailing has got the perfection to woo your mind. 

3. Rajeshwari Temple

Amidst the enchanting lush greenery, the Rajeshwari Temple is known for the utmost belief in Maa Rajeshwari. Visiting the temple can be soul rejuvenating and this is one of the best tourist places in Uttarakhand

4. Annual Fair in Harvest Season

Here at the Devalgarh, you can feel bliss during the harvest season. The place acknowledges a warm annual fair that celebrates the completeness in harvesting. 

How to Reach Devalgarh

Devalgarh, Uttarakhand is a divine fusion of nature and spirituality, the place is set amidst beautiful mountains and has many ancient temples with intriguing tales behind them. A trip to Devalgarh hill town would awaken you spiritually and psychologically. Devalgarh is approximately 354km via NH 534, 1700km via NH 48, 1500km via NH 19, and 2400km via NH 44 away from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru, respectively. We have compiled the best travel modes and routes for your reference so that you can plan a convenient and economical trip to this heavenly place.    

By Air

The nearest airport to Devalgarh is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun that manages flights from across the country. The airport is 140km away from Devalgarh and can be reached via NH 7. Flights by major airlines such as Vistara, SpiceJet, GoAir, IndiGo, and AirIndia arrive and take off from this airport at regular intervals. Cabs and buses are available outside the airport and can be hired conveniently to travel further. Mentioned below is a list of direct flights to Jolly Grant Airport from some of the major cities. 

  • Delhi - Board IndiGo flight from Delhi. The airfare starts from INR 7,000
  • Mumbai - Board GoAir flight from Mumbai. The airfare starts from INR 8,000
  • Kolkata - Board Vistara flight from Kolkata. The airfare starts from INR 5,000
  • Bengaluru - Board IndiGo flight from Bengaluru. The airfare starts from INR 5,000

By Train

The nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station. Many Super-Fast and Express trains pass from this station, making it a popular and one of the busiest stations in Uttarakhand. After deboarding the train at the Rishikesh station, you can take a bus towards Devalgarh or may hire a tourist taxi. 

  • Delhi - Board Delhi Rishikesh Passenger from Delhi and deboard at Rishikesh 
  • Haridwar - Board HW RKSH from Haridwar Jn and deboard at Rishikesh 

By Road

If you are arriving from nearby cities or states, then you can opt to travel by road, which is a highly convenient and economical travel option. You can reach here via inter-state tourist buses or may choose to self-drive to the town via the highways and the byways.

  • Dehradun - 165km via NH 7 
  • Chandigarh - 336 via NH 7
  • Bareilly - 355km via NH 534
  • Haridwar - 145km via NH 7
  • Rishikesh - 21km via NH 34 and NH 7
  • Haldwani - 218km via NH 734
  • Rampur - 178km via Bijnor-Moradabad Road

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