For those who want to see the colors of nature and witness the scenic beauty in a temple area, the Rudradharifalls, and thetemple is the right area. Though in India, there is no dearth of religious and natural places where people can go on a trip, when it comes to the places to visit in Uttarakhand, one has to change the definition of natural beauty. The tourist spots here have a huge variety that pulls the visitors from all over the world. One of such leading tourist spots near Kasauni is the Rudradhari temples and waterfalls.
RudradhariFalls & Temple is 10 km from Kasauni Bus Stop, in the village of Kantali on Kosani – Almora Road, Uttarakhand. It is a popular and known place to visit inKasauni and also one of the best places for trips in Kasauni. Other than these locations also there are many areas where the tourists can spend some quality time, but the wish to have peace of mind in the vicinity of thepresence of God and mid of natural beauty hold the tourists here only.
The Rudradhari waterfall is a natural location with lush green rice fields where water flows on a vertical drop in the course of the river. This waterfall can easily be seen during trips to the Adi Kailash or TrishulParvat area. Many old caves were explored near the waterfalls. The caves are natural and very impressive with green mountains and a natural environment around them. Hence the beauty of the spot and locations such as caves also attracts lovers of adventure sports and climbers as well as trekkers from different parts of the country.
There is a small cave temple located near the waterfall where Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu worship. The name of Rudradhariwas derived from the Hindu gods of Rudra (Lord Shiva), and Hari (Vishnu) as according to the stories of Purana, this place relates to these gods. The fall and temple site is located with terraced fields, thick pine forests and green rice fields due to both falls and the temple, look very beautiful and thus attracts a large number of visitors.The falls that hinder the valley flow from rivers and small sales. Puranic stories relate to this place with Lord Shiva (Rudra) and Lord Vishnu (Hari). The caves are natural and magnificent in look. The Shiva Temple is located in Someshwar, close to the waterfalls.
Visitors can only access this place through excursions. As it is located on Kasauni road to Almora, one can come to the village of Kantali in any vehicles, and from there, visitors have a 2 km journey to get to this place. One can complete the trip in around 2 hours. The best time to visit Rudradhari falls and temple is from May to September and December. One can observe nature at its best and close quarters during the daytime during January. The falls exuberate their ultimate beauty during the months of July and August after the season of monsoon.