Disconnected from the chaos and labyrinths of urban cities, nestled high up in the lap of the Himalayas is the beautiful district of Bageshwar. Named after Lord Shiva himself, who is also known as the Tiger God, Bageshwar is believed to have been the abode of the lord as some point
The town is dotted with temples, most of them worshipping Lord Shiva and his wife, Goddess Parvati. Uttarakhand is known for its abundance of scenic beauty, and Bageshwar does not disappoint. The views of the hills meeting the streams as the rocks and trees try to get in the way, are simply breathtaking. Apart from its historic, religious and mythological significance, Bageshwar is popular amongst adventure enthusiasts as well. It serves as the base for many camp sites and treks, some even culminating in the glaciers high above. Whether you’re here as part of a pilgrimage, or to learn about Indian history, or simply to bask in nature’s glory, Bageshwar will become a place you’ll want to return to again and again.The Baghnath Temple in Bageshwar is perhaps the most important tourist site in the town, from historical, religious and architectural points of view. This temple was built in 1450 AD by a royal of the Chand dynasty, Laxmi Chand. Baghnath Temple is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Saryu and Gomti, and is believed by devotees to be very powerful and holy. Although the temple is visited by many through the year, the festival of Shivratri sees a massive swell in the number of devotees. The temple’s architecture harks back to the era it was built in, with detailed inscriptions found in many places. This one mustn’t be missed.There are a number of other temples around Bageshwar, each ready to narrate its own unique story and history. A few worth visiting include Chandika, dedicated to Goddess Parvati, the historic pilgrimage site of Bajinath, and the cave temple of Gauri Udyar.If you’re looking for a burst of adrenaline, then hike up to the scenic points of Pindari Glacier or the Sunderdhunga Glacier. And if you’re looking for views, then head up to the village of Vijaypur.Buses and local taxis are available to get around Bageshwar. However your best bet would be to hire a private taxi or jeep with a driver who doubles up as a tour guide.Don’t step out after dark. Pay heed to safety instructions.Bageshwar is a small hill town. Pack accordingly
Bageshwar is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Pantnagar at a distance of 94kms.
Airports: Pantnagar Airport
There is no regular trains to Bageshwar from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Ramgarh which is located at a distance of 48kms.
Railway Station(s): Rmgrh Shekhwati