Bageshwar is a beautiful town known as the “Abode of Gods” as it is an important place of worship. Bageshwar is a pious and holy land with the famous Bagnath Temple situated here. The annual Uttaraini fair is held in January each year. It is also a great place for adventure sports lovers. The famous Pindari, Sunderdunga and Kafni glaciers can be reached via Bageshwar.
Location of Bageshwar
Bageshwar is located 90km from Almora at the confluence of Saryu and Gomti rivers.
What to see in Bageshwar?
Bagnath Temple: This is the most famous temple of Bageshwar with thousands of pilgrims visiting this place during Shivratri and Uttraini Fair. It was built by King Laxmi Chand of the Chand dynasty during 1450 AD.
This beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Chandika attracts hundreds of tourists each year during the Navratras.Shree Haru temple: 5kms from Bageshwar, this place is visited by devotees for wish fulfillment. A large fair is organized during Vijaya Dashami.
Pindari Glacier: This glacier is situated at an altitude of 3353 mts. between the Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot mountains. It is one of the most easily accessible glaciers of the Himalayas. More about Pindari Glacier Excursions from Bageshwar
Kausani is located at a height of 1890 m above sea level and is famous for its snow-capped peaks and stretches of solitude and greenery. It is a heaven of beauty and an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. More about Kausani
Located 26kms from Bageshwar, Baijnath temple is situated on the left bank of Gomti river. The main temple is dedicated to Baijnath or Vaidhyanatha (a name of Shiva) from which the place derives its name. Other popular excursions may include Pindari Glacier, Sunderdhunga Glacier and Kafni Glacier
Accomodation selection in Bageshwar
Bageshwar offers a number of medium and budget hotels like Hotel Siddharth, Hotel Rajdoot, Hotel Annapoorna.
Best season to visit Bageshwar
February and March is the best time to visit Bageshwar. You may also visit Bageshwar during Uttarayani fair in January or Shivratri in Feb-Mar.
How to reach Bageshwar
By Air:The nearest airport for Bageshwar is Pantnagar about 206 kms from Bageshwar.
By Rail: The nearest rail head is Kathgodam (180 kms).
Bageshwar is well connected by road to major towns and cities.