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Dwarahat, Ranikhet


Dwarahat is a significant tourist attraction for its historical and archaeological relevance. Located at a distance of around 35 km from Ranikhet, this place has 55 ancient temples. The Shakti Temple, the Naithna Devi Temple, the Badrinath Temple, the Maniyan Temple, the Mrityunjaya Temple, and the Dhwaj Temple are a few names to mention. According to beliefs, Sanjivani, the rare herb grows inside the premises of the Shakti Temple.Located in the picturesque valley of the River Ramganga, Dwarahat offers panoramic sceneries to the visitors. This place was the capital of the Katyuri Kingdom in earlier times. It also served as the power centre for the rulers of the Katyuri Kingdom in the 16th century. The annual Syalde-Bikhauti festival organised here in the month of April adds to its charm. Other important festivals of this place are Makar Sankranti, Basant Panchami, Olgia, Khatarua, Bat Savitri, and Ganga Dusshera.


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