Bageshwar

Bageshwar is a beautiful district located in Uttarakhand, Located in the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas, Bageshwar is hoisted at a height of 3,294 feet above the sea level. This region came into existence in the mid-seventh century. Bageshwar experiences pleasant temperatures that scale between 10°C-21°C. It receives an ample amount of rainfall with an average of 2800 mm. Katyuri dynasty ruled over Bageshwar and Kumaon for a longer period of time. During the British rule in India, Bageshwar was an important center for the East India Company officials. Bageshwar gloats impressive tourist attractions, The breathtaking valleys and ancient temples are also among the notable attractions in Bageshwar.


Bagnath Temple



Bagnath Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Shiva, situated in the Bageshwar city at the confluence of Sarayu, This famous Hindu temple is a Shaivism site dedicated to Lord Shiva the transformer within the ‘Trinity’ namely Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva himself). This ancient shrine is adorned in the Bageshwar city of Kumaon and is flooded with devotees during the auspicious Shivratri festival. agnath, literally translates to The Tiger Lord, made from joining the hindi words, 'bagh' meaning tiger, and 'nath', the hindi word for a higher celestial being. The temple was constructed in 1450, by the then ruler of Kumaon, Laxmi Chand, and stands at the breathtaking point where the river Gomati and Sarayu converge.The temple complex has a cluster of temples, prominent among them being Bhairav temple, Dattatray Maharaj, Ganga Mai Temple, Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple, Kalika Temple, Thingal Bhairav Temple, Pancham Junakhara and the Vaneshwara temple.


Chandika Temple



Dedicated to goddess Chandika Temple in Bageshwar is located near the famous Bagnath Temple. The revered shrine is situated only 1.5 kms away from the town of Bageshwar. Tourists and devotees can reach Bageshwar via Nainital. A small and easy trek from the Bageshwar town will take you to the Chandika temple as the temple is clearly visible perched atop a hill. Every year thousands of devotees congregate here to offer obeisance to the deity, during the Navaratras. Consistently a great many aficionados assemble here to offer regard to the divinity, amid the Naatras.


Gauri Udiyar



In the beauteous Kumaon division of Uttarakhand, there is an infamous cave temple called Gauri Udiyar. It is located about 8 km from Bageshwar town and houses several idols of Lord Shiva. In Kumaoni dialect, 'Udiyar' stands for a small rock cave, where tigers and other wild animals live. The cave measures enshrines several images of Lord Shiva. this cave not so famous but is a hidden gem a must visit if one is in that area legend is when Shiva married Parvati all God's who came for the wedding stayed in this cave,it looks like all presents given to the bride are kept a must see cave.


Baijnath



The spired temple of Baijnath, set against the splendid backdrop of the legendary Dhauladhars, continues to attract people from all corners of the world. The town is famous for the ancient temple complex that is said to have been built by the Kumaon Katyuri king in around 1150 A.D.

There are the idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma inside the complex. Baijnath remained the capital of the Katyuri dynasty of kings whose reign in Uttaranchal extended between 12th and 13th centuries. Legend has it that Hindu Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga.The scenery is enhanced with the river Beas, the wandering shepherds, slate-roofed homesteads and watermills grinding grain. There are the forests of oak and cedar and the Indo-German Forestry Project. The tea gardens at Palampur and elsewhere add to the gentle, soothing beauty of the Kangra Valley.


Kanda



This place is a treat for nature lovers and is situated at a distance of 25 kms from Bageshwar. Visitors can explore on foot the area surrounding Sonagaon cillage and see the members of the local community carryout their daily tasks, and so gain an insight into this way of life. Sunning views of the Himalayan peaks, an ideal location for bird spotting and animal watching in their natural environment. These include: Ghigaratola, Dhapoli, Dhallan, Chandrapur, Annapuran, Vijaypur, Kandamaidan and Kabashna. The experience of meditation and concentration. The calm and peaceful atmosphere and natural environment, of flowers and birds, and the views from the hills, create an opportunity for meditation and can enhance psychological peace and well-being.


Pindari Glacier



Kumaon region of Uttrakhand, bestowed with natural beauty in abundance, has always been an eye candy for trekkers from all around the globe. The Pindari Glacier, in the Bageshwar district, falls in the Kumaon Himalayas and has lured mountaineers and trekkers since the last century. It is one of the most easily accessible of all the Himalayan glaciers. Pindari's rugged beauty offers a breathtaking sight, especially for the trekker who is in love with nature in all its pristine glory. The Pindari Glacier is an unsurpassable and an exhilarating experience. The best part of the trekking trail of Pindari Glacier is that it doesn't test your endurance at every level, it's smooth most of the times. But, don't consider it as a cake walk as the degree difficulty sometimes increases so much that it pushes trekkers to put off their comfort zone. The trail becomes challenging and requires crossing mountain ridges, spider-walls, and streams. However, the unearthly beauty of the final point or Zero Point shall make you forget all the hardships.


Sunderdhunga



name Sunderdhunga, literally meaning valley of beautiful stones, is attributed by the locals to that anecdote passed orally down generations. The authenticity of that lore is anyone’s guess but inspiration behind that is for anyone to see. Sunder Dhunga is situated to the west of the Pindar valley. There are two glaciers namely Maiktoli and Sukhram. This demanding hike offers you a magnificent spectacle. The trek then progresses to village Khati. It is common for both Pindari and Sunderdhunga. While Trekking, the summits put up with an outstanding sight of Tharkot (6100 m), Mrigthuni (6856 m), Maiktoil (6803 m) and Panwalidwar. Sunderdhunga trek follows river Sunderdhunga upstream from Khati village until its origin. The trail makes its way through thick forests which are home to many animals. It goes through remote, almost bordering on exotic, villages, glaciers and pristine alpine meadows.


Vijaypur



Bijaypur is a hill station and village located in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The best time to visit Vijaypur is during winters, from the months of October to March. It is located at a distance of 30 km from Bageshwar and 5 km from Kanda; amidst dense Pine Forests on the Bageshwar-Chaukori Highway. Vijaypur is a beautiful place where you can spend quality time with your family. The place has a calm and serene ambience. The mesmerising views of the mountains and beauty of the village can make your heart skip a beat. Birds are found in wide range of varieties. Visitors can spot barking deer and leopard around the place. You can also see millions of stars on a clear night. Many people visit the place to just enjoy the view and relax. The place would surely excite you as it offers beautiful views of the Himalayan ranges and it will leave you spellbound.