The Kasar Devi temple is located at a distance of 9 kilometres from Almora and 5 kilometres downhill from Tarai Nagri village. It is situated at an elevation of 2,116 metres above the sea level.
The Kasar Devi temple is one of the oldest shrines of Almora. A large fair is held every year at the temple on the occasion of Kartik poornima in the months of November or December. The area is home to Deodar and Pine forests and provides a panoramic view of not only the surrounding valley but also the Bandarpunch Peak of the Himalayas which lies on Himachal Pradesh.
The temple has been found of special importance because the region around the temple comes under Van Allen Belt which makes the area to have enormous geomagnetic field. Two similar places to have the similar geomagnetic field are Macchu Pichu in Peru and Stone Henge in England.
The Kasar Devi Temple is believed to be built in 2 century A.D.
The temple can be reached by shared taxis or buses from Almora town. It is also accessible through an 8 kilometres hike from Almora.