Karkotaka Temple


Named after a mythical cobra, Karkotaka hills are quite well known for the Nag Temple and are visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja on the event of Rishi Panchami.

Karkotaka Temple is located on the top of the hill by the same name and is flocked by devotes throughout the year. Devoted to the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja, pilgrims come here in large numbers on the occasion of Rishi Panchami.The myth behind this temple is that the serpent god protects the villagers from the snakes.

The hill of Karkotaka is quite well known for the Nag Temple and is visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja on the event of Rishi Panchami. Karkotaka hill is named after a mythical cobra Karkotaka. It is believed that the temple with the serpent god protects the villagers from snake bites.

We visited Karkotak Temple (Temple of the Snake God and said to be the younger brother of Sheshnag). The temple is atop a hill (the highest in Bhimtal nearly 6000 Ft). It was a steady climb (doable for all as we had a 12 year kid with us who infact did excellent) of nearly 3 KMs from a point on.

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The hill of Karkotaka is quite well known for the Nag Temple and is visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja on the event of Rishi Panchami. Karkotaka hill is named after a mythical cobra named Karkotaka. It is believed that the temple with the serpent god protects the villagers from snake bites.


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