About Bageshwar, Uttarakhand: Bageshwar, the “Abode of Gods” is a significant pilgrim and tourist place. It is to be found about 90 kms from Almora on the confluence of the famous rivers of uttranchal Saryu and Gomti. The bageshwar is well-known for very old bagnath temple and the annual uttaraini fair alleged in January. The gorgeous town is also a delight for escapade and adventuress sports lovers. The famed Pindari, Suderdhunga and Kafni glaciers can be reached via bageshwar.
Nuzzle in the hills; at the coming together of the Gomti and Saryu rivers, the saintly township of Bageshwar is a famous Shivaite shrine. As the puranas state, this without a doubt is a place able of liberating one from the undying bondage of births & deaths. With the east and west flanked by the Bhileswar and Nileshwar mountains and surrounded by Suraj Kund in the north and Agni Kund in the south, at elevation of 960 mtrs. Above the sea level, it has involved saints and sages through the ages. According to belief, Bageshwar is blessed by Lord Shive. During (March), the Shivaratri fair is held here. It attracts thousands of devotees from far and near. Apart from its religious holiness.
During in the power of the Chands, the Shiva temple was constructed at the Bageshwar. He has the famous person, it that when repeated attempts to install a Shiva Linga proved futile, it was Shri Manorath Pandey of Palayn village who succeeded in install the icon after performing penances on the Shivratri. From then onwards, a massive fair is held on Shivratri each year to honour the event.
Bageshwar is in the northern parts of the Uttarakhand in India. It is near of the Pithoragarh district which is close by Tibet and the west lies of that region Chamoli and its North laid the grand Himalayas and in the South there is the district Bageshwar.
Area: 8.2 sq Kms. (city area)
Elevation: 960 meters
Temperature: Max -34.5 ºC & Min - 3 ºC
Outfits: Summer- Cottons/ light woolens, Winter - Woolens
Languages: Hindi, English and Kumaoni
STD Code : 05963
Delhi to Bageshwar is 280 kms.
The nearest airport to Bageshwar is Pant Nagar(206 kms).
The nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 180 kms.
Bageshwar is well connected by roads with all major towns of the area.
Places of Interest
The Baijnath temple has a gather of many temples; the most famous of them is Bhairav, Dattatreya, Ganga Mata, Haniman, Durga, Kalika & Vaneswar temples. It is located at the heart of city. Lying in the Katyuri valley, 19 Kms away from Kausani and 26 kms far from Bageshwer, is the small but ancient town of Baijnath.
chandika temple is situated at 1.5 kms far away from Bageshwar. This striking temple devoted to Goodess Chandika stands at top a mountain. Every year, the temple bustle with activity as the devout come together here to offer pujas to the divinity during the Navratras.
This enormous cave is situated at a distance 8 kms from the bageshwar. It also knows as the idol house of lord Shiva in the bageshwar .
vijaypur is situated at the 30 kms far away from the Bageshwar. It is situated on Bageshwar Chaukori vehicle road. From here you can seen a panoramic vision of the snow capped Himalaya. Because of its high elevation the view is breathing taking.
This pictorial situates is luxury for environment friendly and it is 25 km s far away from the Bageshwar on Bageshwar chaukori motor road. Ancient Bhadrakali temple is close to Kanda.