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Golu Devta temple, Ghorakhal
Golu Devta temple, Ghorakhal
Ghorakhal is located in Uttarakhand
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Ghorakhal is located in India
Ghorakhal (India)
Coordinates: 29°24′0″N 79°28′7″E / 29.40000°N 79.46861°E / 29.40000; 79.46861Coordinates: 29°24′0″N 79°28′7″E / 29.40000°N 79.46861°E / 29.40000; 79.46861
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Nainital
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UK

Ghorakal is the place situated in the Nainital district of the Uttarakhand state of India. Ghorakhal means pond for water to horses. It is the picturesque site at the height of more than 2,000 m.

It is situated near Bhowali and is the seat for Army school, known as Sainik School Ghorakhal, established in 1966 at the Ghorakhal Estate of the Nawab of Rampur. The famous Golu Devta temple is situated on a hill above overlooking the school.[1]

Some scenes of Madhumati 1958 classic by Bimal Roy, which was shot extensively around Nainital had some scenes shot at Ghorakhal as well. And scene of the temple in Vivah 2006 movie had the scene from the famous Golu Devta Mandir[2]


  1. ^ Ghorakhal Official website of Nainital district.
  2. ^ "Hero worship". Mint. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 

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