Adi kailash

Adi kailash

Also known as the Chota Kailash, the Adi Kailash peak looks like an exact replica of Kailash Parvat, but smaller. This majestic peak is located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, near Indo-Tibetan border. It is about 5945 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by spiritual and calming energy.
Just like Kailsh Parvat, a similar lake called Mansarovar is also present here. Along with this, it also houses an elegant temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati on its banks. Its existence was quite a secret for a long time, until its disclosure in the Indo- China war. Aesthetics have always described and visited this place despite the general public’s lack of knowledge.

Important places around it

Om Parbat

 One of the only naturally inscribed mountain peaks on earth, the om parvat looks like someone has written om with their hands when snow falls on it. To view this exquisite peak, pilgrims must first reach Gunji and trek at a view spot to see the spectacle.

Patal Bhubaneshwar Temple

This shiva temple is nestled around 160 kms from the Almora town of Kumaon. It is housed in a beautiful cave with scenic views all around it.

Jageshwar Dham temple

Ascending from the Adiguru Shankracharya’s penance, this dham was built around the 8th century and houses about 124 temples, from which Kedarnath, Baleshwar, Maheshwar, Surya and many other are quite notable names.

Chitai Golu Devta Temple

 Situated 8kms from Almora on the Pithoragarh highway, this temple is dedicated to the Lord of Justice. The deity is also known as Chitai Grewal.

Gauri Kund

This kund is pious in many aspects. It is believed that this is the place where Goddess Parvati breathed and gave existence to Lord Ganesha. It is located at a distance of 5 kms from Sonprayag.

Kunti Parbat

This beautiful peak has a village located at its base, which was visited by Pandavas and their mother Kunti when they ascended to heaven through the Himalayas. It is located on the Indo China border and is the last village located on the border.

Pandav Parbat 

This peak is believed to be the later residence of Pandavas during their exile from their kingdom.

Brahma Parbat

Dedicated to the Creator himself- Lord Brahma, this peak is visible while traveling to Jolingkong from Kuti Village.

Parvati Mukut

It is a crown-like structure that forms opposite the Adi Kailash, dedicated to Goddess Parvati.

Parvati Sarovar

Rumored to be the bathing spot of Goddess Parvati, this Sarovar is located about 4501 meters above sea level. Many pilgrims bathe in it and carry its holy water with them.

Folklore about adi kailash

According to the Manas khand of Skanda Purana, Adi Kailash is the destination of the majestic procession of Lord Shiva’s marriage that started in Kailash Mansarovar. This beautiful mountain is regarded as the residence of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.

Temperature and Weather

The trip is mostly conducted from April to Mid- September. During this time, there is pleasant weather till May. After the rainy weather sets in, the trip becomes a little slow, but more enjoyable due to the beautiful weather. During summer days, the temperature ranges from 1-20 degrees, and during monsoon months, this comes to around 6-20 degrees.             

How to reach?

Via Air - Nearest Airport to this location is Pantnagar Airport. This Airport is connected directly from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad and Lucknow. From other parts of the country, you can take a flight to Delhi and  connect to Pantnagar from Delhi Itself.

Via Train - The nearest station from this holy abode is Kathgodam and Tanakpur. The convenient route is Kathgodam itself. There are direct trains to Kathgodam from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow & Kolkata. From other regions of the country, you can take a train route to Delhi and connect to Kathgodam from here.

Via Road - Till Kathgodam or Tanakpur, you can easily access from your own vehicle, but after that the terrain becomes difficult for people who are not familiar with it. The area is under surveillance by security personnels, so it is advised to travel with a trusted agency like ours. Direct buses for Almora, Tankapur and Dharchula are available from Delhi. From other routes, you can take a nice drive that can last from anywhere around 22 hours- 1 day.

Pick and Drop Points

Pick and drop for our travelers can be arranged from many major cities as per the convenience and ask. Usually, the pick and drop is from Dharchula and Kathgodam.

The travelers can connect via airplanes, trains and roads as well, which can be arranged according to the availability of resources and time. Major cities like Delhi and Mumbai can also be considered as pick and drop points for groups with many members.

  • Permissions required by the authorities and government etc.
  • Medical fitness certificate.
  • Children above 8 years are allowed on this pilgrimage.
  • Pilgrims over 70 years of age are not allowed.
  • Adi Kailash & Om Parvat notarized affidavit
  • Inner line permit ( issued by SDM Dharchula for travel to Indo-Nepal border)
  • Police Verification / Passport
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

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