Bageshwar Uttarakhand: “A Group of Shiva Temples”

Nestled amidst the Himalayan ranges in the Indian state of  Uttarakhand lies a serene town called Bageshwar. This hidden gem is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and spiritual enthusiasts alike. From breathtaking vistas to ancient temples, Bageshwar has something for everyone.

This quaint town, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush valleys, offers a unique blend of spirituality, adventure, and serenity that leaves an indelible mark on every visitor.

Sunrise at Bagnath Temple

For an experience that transcends time, rise early and make your way to Bagnath Temple to witness the ethereal beauty of a Himalayan sunrise. As the first rays of sunlight kiss the temple spires and illuminate the surrounding peaks, a sense of serenity and spiritual awakening envelops you, leaving an everlasting imprint on your soul.

Exploring Bageshwar’s Natural Marvels

Bageshwar is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, offering a plethora of breathtaking landscapes and outdoor activities. A short trek takes you to the exquisite ‘Baijnath Temple,’ where you can marvel at intricate carvings and immerse yourself in the spiritual vibes of this historical gem.

The Confluence: Garur Ganga and Saryu

Bageshwar is blessed by the convergence of two pristine rivers, Garur Ganga and Saryu. The confluence is a serene spot, perfect for quiet contemplation or picnicking by the riverbanks. The melodious symphony of flowing water creates a soothing backdrop for reflection, allowing visitors to rejuvenate their spirits in the lap of nature.

Here’s a rundown of some of the top things to do and see in Bageshwar:
  1. Bagnath Temple: The ancient Bagnath Temple, located on the banks of the Sarayu River, is the most famous attraction in Bageshwar. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is said to have been built by the Pandavas during their exile. The temple’s architecture is stunning, with intricate carvings and sculptures.
  2. Baijnath Temple: Another must-visit temple in Bageshwar is the Baijnath Temple. Built-in the 12th century, this temple is famous for its exquisite stone carvings. The temple stands for Lord Shiva. it is an ideal spot for meditation and relaxation.
  3. Kanda: For adventure enthusiasts, Kanda is a must-visit destination in Bageshwar. This small hamlet is  at an altitude of 1500 meters and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. Trekking, camping, and rock climbing are some of the popular activities here.
  4. Pindari Glacier: One of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand, the Pindari Glacier trek starts from Bageshwar. The trek takes you through lush forests, quaint villages, and stunning landscapes. The glacier itself is a marvel of nature and is a sight to behold.
  5. Kafni Glacier: Another popular glacier trek in Bageshwar is the Kafni Glacier trek. The trek takes you through the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas. The glacier itself is a serene spot with snow-capped peaks.
  6. Gwaldam:  is 42 km from Bageshwar, Gwaldam is a picturesque hill station, It is famous for its apple orchards and serene surroundings. The town is by the Nanda Devi and Trishul mountain ranges, offering breathtaking views.
  7. Kausani: Known as the “Switzerland of India”, Kausani is a scenic hill station located about 52 km from Bageshwar. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and offers stunning views of the Himalayas.


In conclusion, Bageshwar is a hidden gem in Uttarakhand that is definitely worth a visit. From ancient temples to stunning glaciers, the town has something for everyone.

So, whether you seek a quiet retreat to rejuvenate your soul, a thrilling adventure in the Himalayas, or a deeper connection with spirituality, Bageshwar welcomes you with open arms and promises an enchanting voyage of discovery.



Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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