The district of Bageshwar, is a famous pilgrim destination located in the northern part of the state of Uttaranchal in India. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Saryu, Gomti and latent Bhagirathi, the town of Bageshwar is revered as a sacred land, associated with Lord Shiva â€“ the savior from all sins. Plan a Tour to Bageshwar and visit this â€˜Abode of Godsâ€™, believed to be blessed with magical powers of liberating the soul from the eternal bondage of birth and death. Located 90 km from Almora, Bageshwar is flanked on the east and west by the Bhileswar and Nileshwar mountains, and surrounded by the Suraj Kund in the north and Agni Kund in the south. Bageshwar attracts numerous devotees and regular tourists with its spiritual magnetism. A tour to Bageshwar will acquaint you with the immense religious, historic and political significance of the land.
Legends mention that Lord Shiva â€“ the Destroyer of the Hindu Trinity, had wandered around Bageshwar as a tiger. Hence, the place came to be known as â€˜Bageshwarâ€™ – the land of Tiger Lord. It is an important center for Shiva worshippers. But there are many historic and tourists places in and around Bageshwar as well, which can be visited on tour to Bageshwar.
The Bagnath Temple â€“ an ancient Shiva temple situated in the heart of the town is the most important destination on any tour to Bageshwar. Believed to have been built by the Kumaon king, Laxmi Chand, in about 1450 A.D, this temple is revered by all. Devotees gather here on every Monday of the holy month of â€˜Shravanâ€™ to worship the Lord. A massive fair is held here on the occasion of â€˜Shivaratriâ€™ every year. Thousands of pilgrims flock to the shrine during the fair. There are also a cluster of temples dedicated to various Hindu deities. Prominent among these are the Bairav temple, Dattatrey Maharaj, Ganga Mai temple, Hanuman temple, Durga temple, Kalika temple, Thingal Bhirav temple, Panchnam Junakhara and the Vaneshwar temple.
Other noted sites worth visit during tour to Bageshwar are the Chandika Temple, Shri Haru Temple lying about 5 km from Bagheswar, and Gauri Udiyar featuring a huge cave enshrining idols of Lord Shiva. Bageshwar is also a popular destination for trekking enthusiasts, and your tour to Bageshwar may also include exclusive trek trips to reach the Pindari, Kafni and Sunderdhunga glaciers.