Chaukhutia

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Chaukhutia is a very beautiful town in Almora district of Uttarakhand. It is located at the bank of river Ramganga. This picturesque place derives its name from a Kumaoni word "Chau-khut" which means four feet.


In Chaukhutia's context four feet means four ways. First way is towards Ramnagar, second towards Karanprayag, third towards Ranikhet and Almora and the fourth way is towards Tadagtaal, Kheera. From here the entire region is easily accessible. Chaukhutia's historical past and religious significance can be seen basking in its glory in nearby areas.

Temple[edit]

Kali Temple popularly known as Agneri Devi Temple, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali is situated around half km from Chaukhutia in Jaurasi road near Dhudalia village on the bank of Ram Ganga River. Every year Ashtami Mela (fair) is organised at Agneri temple. Thousands of people witness a large number of animal sacrifice (mainly buffaloes and goats) in Navratris in the month of March-April. Lakhanpur temple is situated at 6 kms from Chaukhutia in Jaurasi-Chaukhutia road. This temple belongs to the Katyuri kings. A small fair is also held here every year in the month October-November. Vaishno Devi's temple, ancient forts and ruins of Katyuri dynasty, all makes Chaukhutia an explorer's delight.This is also an agricultural valley with bumper crop of Rice, Wheat and mangoes. Nearby town include Masi(13km) and Dwarahat(22km). Chaukhutia is also known as Vairaat. The story behind getting this name is very interesting. It is said that present Chaukhutia was the capital of King Virata of Mahabharata.

Locality[edit]

Villages Nearby - Chandikhet, Dhudalia, Ganai, Bhatkot, Jhalla, Haat, Digaut,Pipaldhar, Jamania and Rampur.Bakhli, Baskenia,

jukanauli,Gwali, Ghangholi, Basbhida, Dwarahat

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Coordinates: 29°53′N 79°21′E / 29.883°N 79.350°E / 29.883; 79.350