Golu Devta Ghorakhal Uttrakhand – Place to Visit

Ghorakhal falls under Nainital district of Uttarakhand, approximately 36 km from Kathgodam Station and 4 km from Bhowali. ‘Ghorakhal ‘  means ‘a pond for water to WP_011542

Golu Devta Temple ,Ghorakhal
Golu Devta Temple ,Ghorakhal

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One of the famous attractions in Ghorakhal is Golu Devta Temple, always in news for the unique rituals performed here. People Make Petitions using small paper and hang that paper in temple .On fulfillment  of their wish, the deity is shown gratitude by hanging bells. People from all over the region consider Golu Devta, the presiding deity of the temple, to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva ‘the God of Justice’.
The first Sainik school of Uttarakhand is located at Ghorakhal. This is ‘one of its kinds’ school in the area and is surely worth a visit. This school prepares its students, mentally as well as physically, for joining the armed forces and inculcates the feeling of patriotism in them, right from childhood. The climate of Ghorakhal is cool and healthy throughout the year, making it an ideal place for setting up such an institution.


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