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Bageshwar, a district in Uttarakhand is situated on the concourse of Saryu and Gomati rivers and is positioned at a height of 1004 meters with various prominent temples devoted to Gods and Goddesses. It is a place with an extraordinary religious and remarkable history. The gigantic hills of Bhileshwar and Nileshwar are touched on the east and west side of Bageshwar, while the north and south are set apart by the Suraj Kund and Agni Kund.

The excellent town equally offers enjoyment for adventure sports lovers. The well-known Pindari, Sunderdunga and Kafni icy hills can be visited through Bageshwar. Bageswar Uttarakhand got its name from this historical temple of Lord Shiva set in the core of the town. As indicated by mythic legends, Markandey lived here and the place was visited by Lord Shiva in the form of Bagh or tiger. Uttaraini fair is another purpose for tourists to explore the place.

Places to visit in Bageshwar

Baijnath Temple

Biajnath Temple is situated at a distance of around 26 km. Basically, it is a small temple town. And there was a time when it was the capital of the Katyuri dynasty. This temple was constructed during the 12th century and if the legends are to be believed then Lord Shiva and Parvati were also married at the confluence of the River Garur Ganga and River Gomti. Read more...

Bagnath Temple

The Bagnath Temple is situated in the middle of the town of Bageshwar which derives its name from the incident of one of the most celebrated sages, Sage Markandeya being visited by Lord Shiva in the form of a tiger.  

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Kanda

Kanda is located at the very confluence of the three rivers which are Sarayu, Gomti and the latent Bhagirathi. It is also revered to as the great land which has been associated with Lord Sadashiva. And if Puranas are to be believed then this is the kind of place which is capable of liberating one from the eternal bondage of the birth and death.

Things to do in Bageshwar

Visit Sunderghunga Trek which is out and out an amazing opportunity for you to explore the adventurer in you.

Visit Chandrika Temple which is out and out amazing option to explore and visit. This temple is known to attract a great number of followers around the world during the nine-day-long festival of the Goddess Durga.

Go for a Pindari Glacier trek. These treks are specifically organised via several tour operators. These are around 5-15 day treks of about 15,000 ft in height. Particularly these are held in the month of September-October after the monsoons.

Events and festivals in & around Bageshwar

Nanda Devi Fair

Held in the month of September every year, the Nanda Devi Fair is quite popular among the locals. The Nanda Devi Mela which is also known as the Nanda Devi Mahostav has been celebrated since the Chand Kings ruled the place with its duration being either 5 or 7 days. Read More...

Ramman

It is a religious festival of the Garhwal region in India. Fundamentally, it is a festival of the Hindu community in the Saloor Dungra village of the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. Moreover, this festival is considered as one of the great art forms which are conducted as an offering to the village deity. Read More...

Best time to visit Bageshwar

The best time to visit Bageshwar is from October to May.

How to reach Bageshwar?

By Air - The nearest airport is the Jolly grant airport situated in Dehradun. From there one can find a cab or some other means of transportation to reach one’s destination.

By Road - One of the best and the most convenient ways to reach Bageshwar is via road network. You can either drive there yourself or hire a cab.

By Rail - The nearest railhead is located in the Kathgodam which connects other cities. From there, you can reach your destination by taking a cab or some other means of transportation.

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