Kalamuni Temple

Kalamuni Temple, Munsiyari

Kalamuni Temple
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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sayon s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India79 contributions
Apr 2021
If you are a birder then the road from here to munsiari is bliss. Monal, cheer pheasant, kalij and lot more.
Written 19 April 2021
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Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India592 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is a sacred place for locals and they stop here no matter what . Its on the way to munsiyari . Must stop place
Written 27 April 2020
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AnkurModi26
Kolkata (Calcutta), India130 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
can avoid, just another temple.
not sure why it has been put across as a must do or a point for attraction.
If you have too much time and energy you might visit.
Written 9 July 2019
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HOMPRS
New Delhi, India489 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
All buses and cars stop here for blessings before entering Munsiyari. Its a small temple but very popular landmark on the way. One get the 1st view of panchachuli from here only
Written 22 April 2019
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PRIYAL G
Mumbai, India30 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice temple at a height. All drivers pay their respect here for a safe journey. You get excellent views from the road around the temple.
Written 13 March 2019
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kakaanirban
Kolkata282 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Visited this place while travelling from Chaukori to Munsyari. The road from Chaukori to Munsyari is pretty interesting. Till Birthi falls its a road passing along the banks of ramganga river, but after Birthi the road suddenly winds its way uphill and gains height considerably. At almost 9000 ft Kalamuni pass/top is the highest point in this route.
We started early enough, almost at 8 a.m from Chaukori and apart from a 20 minutes break in Birthi drove non stop. By 11.30 we reached Kalamuni Top.
From almost a kilometer before the top we could see snow laden along the road, and in Kalamuni top, we saw the entire area covered in thick blanket of snow. The small plain land which is there on the top, was fully covered, and against a clear blue winter sky we could see Mt Panchachulli, Mt Hansling in their full glory.
Kalamuni top provides a tantalizingly close view of both of them.
Munsiyari is another 10 km from the top, mostly downhill. However the best views are from Kalamuni.

to know more about my winter trip search google with ramblersnaps + Kalamuni
Written 5 January 2019
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21Abhishek
Thane, India53 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Driver offer prayers to this temple as there is saying as at past time there use to be saint who had asked to bury him when he went deep in meditation. So many say saint was buried as it is.

Hence passing by mostly all drivers pay tribute here by stopping here as for safe journey.

Yes roads from / to Munsiyari are of small width with space for only vehicle pass having no fencing on roads at a very high height where on one side walls of mountains is there and on other side deep valley is there.

Basically infrastructure is very poor as roads are in bad shape where Munsiyari attracts lots of tourist.
Written 16 November 2018
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Gopa S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India38 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The old Kala Muni is now dead. Local legend has it that when he prayed wild animals gathered and sat quietly around! No driver will pass this point without offering prayers each time.
Written 20 October 2018
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kcdebnath
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
It was 5th of May,2018, on the way from Birthi Falls to Munsiyari ( 2135mt) the distance is 30km, but on the mid of the way we were to cross Kalamuni Pass at a distance of 17km from Birthi . Birthi is situated at 1800mt & Kalamuni Pass is at 2700mt ie in 17km we were to reach at a height difference of 900mt ie 3000 ft (approx). The road is narrow & dangerous. One side the lofty hills trying to kiss the sky & on the other side the extremely deep gorge. This the highest point on the Thal- Munsiyari road. When we started the weather suddenly became foul with initially drizzling that turned into hail storm. The surrounding became dark in the afternoon. The driver, a hill expert, was trying to manage with light on but the fog was so thick that it forced him fight with a challenge. In the meantime the wiper was jammed & he had to get down to move it & he became successful. We started wiping the inner glass & the AC was on for hot air. It was a real challenge as it was pouring down melted ice on the dashboard & within a short while both the roadside became white with snow except any snowfall.Once I wanted to know if he could halt for a while, total dark, violent thunder storm. The driver firmly set at naught my advice as it would totally stop our journey within deep snow. It will add fuel to fire if any vehicle would come then from opposite direction. I want to share my experience with my fellow tourist if any one come across such a situation, though the drivers in the hill area are expert but those who are urban?
Anyway we reached the Kalamuni Pass, there were 3 cars waiting, we crossed the spot, the Kalamuni temple was on the right side of the road. We had no scope to visit the temple. Our sole intention was when we could reach the destination, another 15 km to reach our night halt at KMVN TRH. However, on the day of return on 7th , it was a bright sunny weather, we halted for half an hour . We were spellbound at the nature’s beauty here. The temple is situated in the forest of pine trees. Here we were charmed at the panoramic view of the Pancha Chuli peaks. The temple is known as Kalamuni Temple dedicated to Naga God Kalamuni & the deity is Goddess Kali seated on a lion being worshiped as the adorable by the Naga sadhus whom we met in the temple lawn smoking cannabis (ganja). The temple is the abode of Shiva lingam, Ganesha, Hanumanjee and that of saint Kalamuni except the goddess Kalika. There is a very interesting fresco of the goddess in the outer walls of the temple at the entrance. This a must visit place.
Written 22 September 2018
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saronichatterjee27
Kolkata (Calcutta), India838 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
We visited the temple on our way to Munsiyari. The temple is situated very near to Munsiyari at an altitude of about 2800m and the place is known as Kalamuni Top. The temple premises is clean. The area is surrounded by pine forests. The main Goddess of the temple is Goddess Kalamuni ( same as Goddess Kalika). The whole ambiance is so peaceful.

The main attraction there is the mesmerizing view of Panchachuli, a group of 5 peaks considered to be Draupadi's 5 ovens for her 5 husbands. If you get a clear sky then you definitely going to experience a breath-taking view of snow-covered Panchachuli in a Blue background. Not only Panchachuli, you can have a distant view of Hamsalinga Peak at another side.
Written 28 March 2018
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