Bageshwar District

Bageshwar District | POPULATION | Bageshwar District | TOURISM
Bageshwar District | TOURISM
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Uttarakhand Guide

Bageshwar is the district favored by geography and nature. Housing the most beautiful snow capped Himalayan ranges and mesmerizing rivers, Bageshwar district attracts thousands of tourists from and outside Uttarakhand state. The well known Himalayan peaks Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandakot and others boost the beauty and popularity of Bageshwar district. These Himalayas hold significance in Hindu religion as being the home of goddess Nanda (Parvati) and lord Shiva. The most prominent Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandakot are loved by tourists for beauty and the natural energy their view spreads on visitors.

Saryu, Gomati, Pindar rivers flow through Bageshwar offering enchanting view to the tourists and adding to the beauty of Bageshwar district. Sundardhunga and Kafni glacier are two popular trekking destinations in Bageshwar district besides Surkunda lake and Mailkoti hill. Other tourist places in Bageshwar are Kausani, Pindari glacier, Baijanath temple, Bhramari and Nanda mandir, Mool Narayan Mandir, Kashi Devi Mandir, Nolinh Mandir, Sangatkhaleshwar Mahadev Mandir.

Bageshwar District | Places In The City

  • Bagnath Temple: Bagnath temple dedicated to lord Shiva was constructed by Chanda dynasty king Laxmi Chand in 1450 AD. Bageshwar town houses the ancient temple Bagnath connecting its mythological history to lord Shiva and sage Markendeya. Bagnath temple has an inscription in Sanskrit that dates ahead of its establishment. During Shivaratri, Bagnath temple is visited by millions of Hindu devotees. Bagnath temple in Bageshwar everyday witnesses hundreds of tourists from far and near.
  • Chandika Temple: Chandika temple dedicated to goddess Chandika (a form of goddess Parvati) is situated around half kilometers from Bageshwar town. During Navaratras every year, Chandika Devi temple is flooded by pilgrims who stand on queue and offer pooja to the goddess wishing for prosperous life.
  • Baijanath Temple: Baijanath temple constructed in Tailihata architectural style is believed to be constructed by a Brahmin widow woman who was kidnapped by a Kshetriya man to replenish her sins. Baijanath temple is situated 26Km from Bageshwar town and 19Km from Kausani in the village Vaidyanatha. Vaidyanatha is another name of lord Shiva. Sitted at the confluence of river Gomti and Saryu in Katyur valley, the place was once the capital of Katyur dynasty.


Bageshwar District | How To Reach?


  • By air: Pantnagar airport Udham Singh Nagar is the nearest airport 180Km from Bageshwar town. Roadways must be applied from Pantnagar airport to reach any parts of Bageshwar.
  • By rail: Kathgodam railway station Nainital is 149Km from Bageshwar town. Tourists must apply roadways from Kathgodam railhead to go to any parts of Bageshwar district.
  • By road: Bageshwar district has a well developed road network to connect with major cities like Pithoragarh, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Almora, Nainital and Rudrapur in Uttarakhand state.


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