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BAGESHWAR-KASHI OF UTTARAKHAND

kashi of uttarakhand

Bageshwar-Kashi of Uttarakhand

Bageshwar is also known as Kashi of Uttarakhand. Bageshwar has many opportunities in pilgrimage and adventure tourism. Here you can find the tourist place like Kausani and on the other hand group of many temples which has religious and historical importance.

Kausani is considered as the best tourist place because of its suitable temperature and a magnificent view of Himalayas during the summer. The ancient temple of Baijnath and Baghnath are the favourite places of tourists.
Bageshwar is full of exotic beauties. Pindari and Kafni glaciers are one of them. The mesmerizing beauty of valley of Sunderdhunga and the evergreen rivers which comes from the glaciers are very famous and attracts tourists towards Bageshwar.
The name Bageshwar comes from the name of Baghnath. It is said that once Lord Shiva stayed there in the form of Bagh(Tiger). From then the place is known as Bageshwar.
Bageshwar is situated on the confluence of two sacred rivers of Uttarakhand Gomti and Saryu. Bageshwar was a tehsil of Almora district before 1997. After 1997 it is separated from Almora and given the identity of a separate District. Bageshwar is considered as a district in 1997 but its history is more ancient than the 4 dham.

PLACES TO VISIT IN BAGESHWAR

Baghnath Temple

Baghnath temple is situated at the confluence of Gomti and Saryu in the lap of the Himalayas. Bageshwar is mention in the Skanda Purana, an ancient religious book of Hindus. Bageshwar is the place where Saint Markandey used to greet Lord Shiva.
During 1450 A.D. Kumaon region was ruled by Chand dynasty and Laxmi Chand was the ruler at that time. The Bagnath temple was built by the Laxmi Chand.

The nearby temple is Baneshwar which is contemporary to Baghnath Temple and famous for its architectural view.
Most of the temple was built at that time. They mostly used big stones and carve them into a beautiful design for the construction of temples.

Baijnath

Baijnath is located on the banks of river Gomti in the Bageshwar. Baijnath is especially famous for its 1000 years old Temples. Baijnath is one of the four places to be connected by the “Shiva Heritage Circuit” In Kumaon.
The statue of Parvati is chiseled in black stone and it is situated at the main temple of Baijnath. It is said that it is constructed by the orders of a Katyuri Queen. It is believed that the Temple is constructed in one night by the Katyuri Kings.

Kausani

Kausani is one of the most famous tourist places in India, that's why Kausani is also known as the Switzerland of India.
It is famous for its panoramic view of 300 Km wide Himalayan range like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchachuli. The sunset and sunrise of Kausani are also famous among tourists. You can see the mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset from the Anasakti Ashram.
Rudradhari Cave Temple, Anasakti Ashram, Laxmi Ashram, Shawl Factory, Tea Garden and Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum are the most popular places in the Kausani.

Kot Bhramari Temple

Kot Bhramari Temple is situated at a distance of 23 Km from Bageshwar and 2 Km from Baijnath.
This place is located at the top of the hill which gives a pleasant view of the valley with the exotic view of Himalayas. According to the legends, Adi Guru Shankaracharya made a stay here, when he visited Garhwal region.
The famous dagger of Maa Nanda is placed here and after every 12 Years, it is taken with the Raj Jaat.

Pindari Glacier

Pindari Glacier is situated in Bageshwar District of Uttarakhand at the breathtaking altitude of 3353 Mts above the sea level. This glacier is the source of Pindar River. It is the one of the favorite trekking spots of the Trekkers due to its accessibility during any season.
Pindari Glacier lies on the southern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. It is 45 Km from the base camp of Song. The trekking to the Pindari Glacier could be completed in minimum 7 days and depends on your climbing and hiking strength.

Sunderdhunga Valley

The literal meaning of the Sunderdhunga is “Beautiful Stones”. Sunderdhunga is the neighbor of the more famous Pindari Glacier. It is also situated in the Bageshwar district. The elevation of Sunderdhunga Glacier spans from 3200 Mts to 6050 Mts. The famous glacier of the Sunderdhunga Valley are Sukhram glacier and Maiktoli Glacier.

Chandika Devi Temple

Chandika Devi temple is the best place for the devotees of Maa Durga. It is situated at a distance of 2 Km from the main town of Bageshwar. The temple is also known to attract many of the followers of Maa Durga, during the 9 days long festival of Hindus known as Navratri.

Apart from these places, you can visit Temples in Almora like Binsar Mahadev, Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Kasar Devi Temple, Kanda, Badhangadi Temple, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Haat Kalika Temple, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary etc.

ACTIVITIES

Bageshwar is famous for its temple legends and sightseeing. If these things sounds appealing to you then you can make a visit to the Bageshwar.

HOW TO REACH

By Air –

The nearest Airport is Pantnagar to Bageshwar. The Road distance from Pantnagar to Bageshwar is around 187 Km. Bageshwar is well connected by roads, that’s why taxis can be easily hired from Pantnagar Airport.

By Train –

The nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam to Bageshwar. The Road distance from Kathgodam to Bageshwar is around 153 Km. It will take about an hour to reach the Bageshwar from Kathgodam. Kathgodam is connected with many cities through the train network. So, you can easily reach Kathgodam and then Bageshwar by motorable road.

By Road –

Bageshwar can be reached easily via roads. Taxis and buses are easily available from all the major cities to Bageshwar. You can hire Taxis too by contacting private travel agencies or contact The Pioneer of The North.

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