This is the town where sage Garg did penance; The place is 7200 feet above sea level

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Tanuj Pandey/ Nainital: Gods reside in every corner of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. In the Puranas, Devbhoomi has been called a sacred land. Many beliefs related to Devbhoomi are also mentioned in the Vedas. Uttarakhand, situated in the lap of Himalayas, has many very beautiful places, which apart from having their own religious significance, are also known for their supernatural beauty. Today we are going to tell you about one such place located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, which apart from being very beautiful, also has religious importance.

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We are talking about Gagar town, located at a distance of 23 kilometers from Nainital district headquarters. Gagar, a small town situated near Malla Ramgarh on Bhawali-Mukteshwar road, is very beautiful. The view of the entire Himalayan range visible from here is supernatural. Situated in a very peaceful environment, this place is the first choice of environment lovers and tourists. Tourists going from Bhawali to Mukteshwar often stop at this place and admire the amazing beauty of nature.

This town is 7200 feet above sea level
Situated at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level, Gagar is as beautiful as it is, it also has religious importance. An ancient Shiva temple is situated in Gagar. Local resident Madan Bisht tells PressNews24 that an ancient Shiva temple is situated on the top of the mountain at a distance of one kilometer from the roadside. It is believed that sage Garg had performed penance at this place. In ancient times, there was a very dense forest at this place and people used to travel on foot. In such a situation, a temple was established at the foot of the hill for people to visit. Those who could not go to the top of the mountain and have darshan in the main temple, used to worship in this temple situated at the foothills of the hill. In this temple there is an ancient temple of Shiva. He said that in olden times, whenever people traveled to Bhabar or Terai areas, they used to put a stick in this Dhuni and pray to Lord Shiva that their journey should be auspicious and safe.

Hills of Almora-Ranikhet and Pithoragarh are visible from Gagar.
Due to its high altitude, the Himalayan range as well as the hills of Almora, Ranikhet and Pithoragarh are clearly visible from Gagar. There is a lot of snowfall here during the winter season and it is also very cold. The weather here remains pleasant during the summer season. Gagar is becoming a new hub of tourism. Many big resorts and hotels are located here. Tourists coming to Nainital definitely visit here also.

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