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Bageshwar

Altitude : 960 mts.
Area : 8.2 sq. kms
Season : Round the year


BageshwarThis quaint town abounds in religious legends, festive happenings and mind blowing surroundings. Famous primarily as a prominent Shaivaite delight, Bageshwar has its share of patriotic expressions and picturesque interludes.

Situated on the confluence of Gomti and Saryu rivers, Bageshwar is 90 kms from Almora. According to scriptures, Bageshwar, is truly ablesed place by Lord Shiva. Baghwath Temple, plays host to the Biggest Uttaryani Mela. Every year thousands of Shiva devouties throng Bageshwar to offer their yrayers and top bhe blessed. Popular belief prevalent here says that prayers of Baghwath Temple are always answered.

Temple and Shhiva legacy are just the beginning of discovering Bageshwar. Take a look around and you will find Bhileshwar mountains over loking in the East. Neeleshwar mountains meditating in the West. Suraj Kund basking in legends in the North and Agni Kund radiating in the South.

For trekking enthusiasts too, Bageshwar is an important destination. Because one can reach Pindari, Kaphni and Sundardhunga glaciers only through Bageshwar. So if your are planning a complete yet 'different break' come to Bageshwar.

Pilgrimage In Bageshwar

Bagnath Temple :
Situated in the heart of the town lies the ancient Shiva temple. The temple is flooded with devotees on the annual occasion of Shivratri. This place has a cluster of temples. Prominent among these temples are the Bhairav temple, Dattatrey Maharaj, Ganga Mai temple, Hanuman temple, Durga temple, Kalika temple, Thingal Bhairav temple, Panchnam Junakhara and the Vaneswar temple.

Chandika Temple :
A beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Chandika stands at a distance of about half a kilometre from Bageshwar. Every year , the temple bustles with activity as the devout congregate here to offer pujas to the deity during the Navratras.

Shri Haru Temple :
Another important temple, the Shri Haru temple, is situated at a distance of about 5 kms. from Bageswar. The devotees believe that prayers for wish fulfilment here never go in vain. Every year, a large fair is organised on the Vijaya Dashmi day following the Navratras.

Gauri Udiyar :
This is situated 8 kms. from Bageswar. A large cave, measuring 20 x 95 sq. mts. is situated here, which houses idols of Lord Shiva.

Other places of Worship :

Ram Ghat temple, Agnikund temple, Nileshwar temple, Kukuda Mai temple, Shitla-devi temple, Trijugi Narayan temple, Hanuman temple, Nileshwar Dham, Swarg Ashram, Ram ji temple, Loknath Ashram, Ashram of Amit Ji, Jwaladevi temple, Veni Mahadev temple, Radha Krishna temple, Bhileshwar Dham, Suraj Kund, Siddartha Dham, Gopeshwar Dham, Golu temple & Praktishwar Mahadev.

Fair & Festivals :

Uttarayani Mela
This fair is held at a number of places including Bageshwar, Rameshwar, Sult Mahadev, Chitrashila (Ranibagh), Hanseshwar etc. on Uttarayani day. At Pancheshwar the dola of Chaumu comes down to the temple. Merchants from far off distances like Tibet and Nepal come to the fair for brisk trading. Among the things bought and sold are blankets, durries, cane & bamboo articles.

Shivratri Fair
This fair is held on the occassion of Shiva Chaturdashi. A huge throng of devotees gather at the ancient Shiva Temple situated in the midst of the town.

Kartik Purnima
This fair is held on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik.

Dussehra Fair
This fair is held on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik.

Excursions :

Kanda
This picturesque place is treat for nature lovers and is 25 km s from Bageshwar on Bageshwar chaukori motor road. Ancient Bhadrakali temple is near Kanda.

Vijaypur
Situated 30 kms from Bageshwar on Bageshwar Chaukori motor road. Vijaypur offers beautiful view of the snow capped Himalayan ranges.

Baijnath
23 kms from Bageshwar town on Bageshwar Almora. Gwaldam motor road. Situated on the banks of river Gomti. Many temples with idols of Shiva & Parvati can be seen from here.

Kausani
39 kms from Bageshwar. Kausani is ideal for those who seek to escape from the din and dust, hustle and bustle of big cities and wish to spend a quiet holiday in the lap of nature.

Accessibility :

Rail : Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 165 kms.

Road : Bageshwar is well connected withg all the major towns and cities of Kumaon, Garhwal region and Delhi, Bageshwer is 137 kms from Nainital 73 kms, from Almora, 47 kms. from Chaurori, 222 kms. from Kashipur.


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