Around 90 kms from Almora is this quite serene and beautiful city of Bageshwar. This place is a religious place as it is located on the merge of the 2 rivers Gomti and Sarayu. The place gets its name from a temple called Bagnath and many people come here to pray in this temple. Markandey sage has lived here and it is believed that that Lord Shiva roamed here in the form as a tiger.
In January every year is the famous Uttaraini fair, a bit away from Bageshwar are the glaciers of Sunderdunga, Kafni and Pindari. Hence one can plan a adventerous trip across Bageshwar. The Nilaparvat, situated between the rivers Saryu and Gomti is inhabited by all the 33 crore Gods of the Hindu pantheon. The shrine of Bageswar the, "Tiger Lord", a form of Lord Shiva. There is many temples here. A beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Chandika stands at a distance of about half a kilometre from Bageshwar. Sriharu temple, is situated at a distance of about 5 kms. from Bageshwer. The devotees believe that prayers for wish fulfilment here never go in vein. Every year, a large fair is organised on the Vijaya Dashami day following the Navratras.
How to reach
By Air - The nearest airport to Bageshwar is Pantnagar Airport situated 180kms away in the Nainital.
By Rail - The nearest railhead to Bageshwar is Kathgodam situated in Nainital around 150 kms away
By Road - Bageshwar is well connected by motorable roads
26 kms from Bageshwar. The remnants of those glorious days lies at the bank of the Gomti river in the form of a group of temples. The temple is famous for it's ancient and magnificent stone idol of the Hindu goddess Parvati. Around 8 kms from Baijnath on the Gwaldam road is lies the famous Kotkimai temple.
This picturesque place is a treat for nature lovers and is situated at a distance of 25 kms from Bageshwar. An ancient Bhadrakali temple stands very near to Kanda. The hills of Kanda are very attractive.
Musk deer farm.
Situated along the route of Kotmania Dharamghar, 20km from Kanda
The tea gardens Vijaypur and Saniudayar were established in the time of British rule. They are 5km from Kanda, and the tea is completely organic.
was the battle ground where 'Kauravas' and 'Pandavas' had fought. There exists a natural ground half a km in breadth. The Himalaya is so near that one can get an excellent view of the ranges.
It is situated at a distance of 30 kms from Bageshwar town. One can have a panaromic view of the snow capped Himalayan range from here. Because of it's high altitude the view is breath taking.
Along the Pindar river to it's source on the glacier are Nandakot (6,860 m), Chhanguch (6,322 m) and Nandaghunti (6,310 m). On the east and west of Pindari glacier are the Kaphni, at the foot of Nandakot and Sunderdhunga glaciers. One can have a good trek here.
Avoid July and August being monsoons landslides may occur. Skiing in Uttaranchal generally takes place in the winter seasons specifically December to March. The monsoon season continues from July till September. You will get good weather during the October months and in April-May-mid June when it is Yatra time and a lot of rush.
The best time to visit Uttrakhand if it is a religious tour esp to Sri Badrinath,Kedarnath,gangotri & Yamnotri is in the last week of May to mid July before arrival of monsoon. This time the weather remains pleasant and the roads are in good condition. You may also plan the trip in October post monsoon but then the weather gets quite cold but u get plenty accomodation at a cheaper price.