Bageshwar Travel Information

Nestled amidst misty hills, at the confluence of the Gomti and saryu rivers, the holy township of Bageshwar is a prominent Shivaite shrine. As described in the Puranas, this is the ultimate place that liberates one from the bondage of birth and death. At a height of 960 mtrs. Above the sea level, this holy place has attracted saints and sages through the ages, by it's spiritual magnetism.

Acording to belief, Bageshwar is blessed by Lord Shiva. During Shivaratri (March), Shivaratri fair is held here, which attracts thousands of devotees from far and near.

Apart from it's religious importance, Bageshwar is a trekker's paradise. It's the entry point to the trekking routes to Pindari, Kafni and Sundardunga glaciers.

How to Reach There

The nearest airport is Pant Nagar, at a distance of 206 kms. The Nearest raihead is Kathgodam, 180 kms.

Bageshwar is well connected by roads with all the major towns of the area. Taxis are available from Almora (90 kms.), Nainital (137 kms.), Kathgodam (180 kms.) and Pant Nagar (206 kms). The nearest major town is Chaukori (47 kms).

Places of Interest

Bagnath Temple

At the very heart of the town, this temple complex has a cluster of many temples, the most prominent of them being Bhairav, dattatreya, Ganga Mata, Hanuman, Durga, Kalika, Thingal Bhairav and Vaneswar Temples.

Chandika Temple

At a distance of 1.5 kms from Bageshwar, this beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Chandika stands atop a mountain. Every year thousands of devotees congregate here to offer obeisance to the deity, during the Navratras.

Gauri Udiyar

A huge cave, at a distance of 8 kms., houses the idol of Lord Shiva.

Shri Haru Temple

nother important hill temple, at a distance of about 5 kms, form Bageshwar. A large fair is held here on Vijaya Dashmi.

Other Temple

Agnikund Temple
Nileshwar Mahadev Temple
Shitla Devi Temple
Trijugi Narayan Temple
Bhadrakali Temple
Gopeshwar Dham
Praktishwar mahadev Temple
Jwala Devi Temple
Veni Madhav Temple

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