- The ‘Abode of Gods’ is an important pilgrim and tourist centre.
- It is located on the confluence of the rivers Saryu and Gomti about 90 kms from Almora.
- It is well known for its ancient Bagnath Temple and the annual Uttaraini fair held in January.
- Beautiful town is also a delight for adventure sports lovers.
- The famous Pindari, Sunderdunga and Kafni glaciers can be reached via Bageshwar.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Pantnagar Airport, Pantnagar (PGH), 206 kms away from Bageshwar town.
- Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station, Kathgodam, 180 kms away from Bageshwar town.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Bagnath Temple Chandika Temple Baijnath
ATTRACTIONS OF BAGESHWAR
- Bagnath Temple:
- Bageshwar gets its name from this ancient temple of Lord Shiva, set in the heart of the town.
- According to mythological legends, sage Markandey lived here and the place was visited by Lord Shiva in the form of Bagh or tiger.
- A large number of pilgrims flock to the shrine, especially on Shivratri and on every Monday in the holy month of ‘Sharvan’.
- There are also group of temples dedicated to various Hindu deities.
- The main shrines among them are – the Bhairav temple, Dattatrey Maharaj, Ganga Mai temple, Hanuman temple, Durga temple, Kalika temple, Thingal Bhairav temple, Panchnam Junakhara and the Vaneswar temple etc.
- Chandika Temple:
- Beautiful shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chandika.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND BAGESHWAR
- 26 kms away from Bageshwar town.
- Historical and pilgrim site on Gwaldam motor road is set on the banks of river Gomti in Katyuri valley.
- It was once the capital of Katyuri dynasty and famous for the ancient temples dating back to 12th and 13th centuries.
- The ancient Shiva temple here is famous for the magnificent idol of Goddess Parvati.