Excursions from Vanserai Forest Lodge Jageshwar
Chitai: is a famous temple of Golu Devta (god of justice and peculiar to Kumauni). The temple is full of bells of all shapes and sizes, brought by the devotees.
Kasar Devi temple : (the original dates back to 2nd B.C.), do not miss to watch the sunset overlooking the Kosi valley.
Binsar wildlife sanctuary :
Hike to Jhandhidar (Zero point – 2410m) which commands one of the best Himalaya views in Kumaon. On way enjoy your packed lunch. This is a ridge walk partially through dense oak and rhododendron forests.
Katarmal Sun Temple :
The 800-year-old Katarmal Sun temple, it is one of the few sun temples in India after Konarak. It has a forgotten feel to it, and it houses some fine statues, including the main image of Surya holding sundials in his arms.
Almora Bazaar :
It is one of the few not created by the British. It was ceded to the East India Company in 1815 in commemoration for the British driving out the Gurkhas. In 1563 the Chand rajas made it their capital. Possibility for shopping – pashmina shawls, copperware, rangoli paintings, traditional Kumaoni jewelry, Bal Mithai (famous Almora sweet).