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Wondering Why Visit Kasar Devi? Here Are 7 Reasons To!
By Ruchi Joshi
28 Mar, 2023
Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Guru Dutt, Zohra Segal, DH Lawrence, George Harrison… Do you know what is common between all these celebrities? They visited and fell in love with a quaint hamlet in Uttarakhand – Kasar Devi. If that does not suffice as a reason then we are bringing out the big guns. After reading these 7 reasons you'll know why you need to visit Kasar Devi.
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Here Are 7 Solid Reasons To Visit Kasar Devi:
1. One Breath In. One Breath Out.
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The chaos of life and the constant hustle to make it, leaves us breathing but not living. Meanwhile, here's your chance to free your soul one invisible burden at a time at Kasar Devi. A place where even Swami Vivekanand took a visit to meditate. He was mesmerized by Kasar Devi located amidst the Himalayan ranges and dense forestry. Finding the answers to life and art and untangling the poking wires of urban lifestyle will pave their way into your mind. What's more? Learn to live and feel the moments rather than letting them just pass by when in Kasar Devi. Indulge yourself in some self-nourishing yoga and meditation to unlock your true potential.
2. Happy Hippie In Kasar Devi
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Right outside Kasar Devi, you will find a ridge, covered in dense pine trees, that is popularly called the Hippie Hill by locals and foreigners alike. The place is also called the Crank’s Ridge, after Timothy Leary, an American Psychologist from Harvard University, who streaked on the ridge at the time of the hippie movement in the 1960s. Kasar Devi has earned itself a lot of fan following around the globe and yet it remains an offbeat location where you can find much-needed peace and calm. You must visit this tiny town located in Kashyap Hills especially if you are an artist looking for inspiration.
3. Gobble Fest
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Since it is one of the favourite locations of tourists worldwide, Kasar Devi has great options when it comes to food. You can find quite a lot of cosy cafes and restaurants with a variety of dishes. Most important, when in Kasar Devi do not forget to get your hands (and taste buds) on some mouth-wateringly delicious Kumaoni food like Bal Mithai, hot milk and jalebi, etc.
4. Chirping Sanctuary
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Imagine yourself walking in the woods without any grunts from wildlife and melodious music from the nest-dwellers. Wouldn’t it be just so…. dull? Near Kasar Devi and surrounded by the Kumaoni hills is the famous Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is home to a wide variety of plants, trees, wildlife and birds. Undoubtedly rich in its flora and fauna, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary boasts of hosting more than 180 species of birds and animals like Forktail, Nuthatches, Parakeets, Eurasian jays, Himalayan goral, Chital, Sumatran Serow, Pine marten, Grey langur, Rhesus macaque and many more.
5. One Of The Only Three In The World
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There are only three sites in the world that have a geo-magnetic pull and Kasar Devi is one of them. It would be a shame to miss such a unique spot so close to home, right? As per NASA, Kasar Devi temple is located on the Van Allen Belt – a zone with energetically-charged particles trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field. Furthermore, it is believed by many that the temple and its surroundings have magical and healing effects. The other two such spots are located in Machu-Picchu in Peru and Stonehenge in England.
6. Fairly Entertaining
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One of the famous fairs in India is Kasar Devi Fair which happens at the main temple and is held during Kartik Poornima. Basically, if you plan to visit Kasar Devi around the months of November and December, make sure you check out the dates of the fair so that you get to be a part of the cultural congregation and a source of entertainment at this beautiful location.
7. 'Khachek' Moments
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Kasar Devi is a beautiful hill station with picturesque views and surroundings. Additionally, there is a hidden lagoon that you can trek to and enjoy one of the most enthralling experiences. Click pictures, take a dip, follow the sun with your cameras and take home all the memories and vibes that Kasar Devi offers.