Epic stated, The Lord Yamraj (the God of Death) worshipped Lord Shiva at this place. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Yama and said that in the Kali Yuga, I will appear in secret and my name will be kyunkaleshwar, Kankaleshwar, Mukteshwar etc. I will provide devotion and liberation to the devotees in Kali Yuga. The temple bears extreme resemblance to the temple structure at Kedarnath. The view of snow clad mountains is quite superior from the temple.
There is the highest stadium of the region more than 2000 mtrs from the sea level, it is another one of its sightseeing Zones, which now have become a full fledged stadium for Cricket, Track & Field sports and also football, drive or trek further on the same road will take you to an ancient eighth century temple of Lord Shiva, famously known as Kyunkaleshwar Mahadev Temple.