Spread among the cedar and rhododendron forest below the unassuming hilltop temple of Kasar Devi (of Swami Vivekanda fame), 8km north of Almora, is the pleasant hamlet of Kasar Devi. Nicknamed “hippieland” by some of the locals, it plays host to a thriving long-term travellers’ scene.

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