Popularly known as Kali Kumaon, now Champawat district has innumerable temples. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple based on South Indian architecture which was built by Chand dynasty. After defeating Katyuri kings, Thor Chand laid the foundation of Chand dynasty in 11 century.
It’s a national heritage monument looked after by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) since 1952. The remarkable stone carvings work is subject of interest for scholars. A big fair held on every Shivratri.