Baijnath is a small town situated on the banks of the Gomti River at the altitude of 1126 m (3694 ft) in Garur Valley. Also known as Kartikyapura, the town was the capital of the great Katyri kings of Kumaon. Baijnath is known for its exquisitely carved and sculptured temples built by the Katyuri kings. The temples are situated on the bank of the River Gomti and are dated back to the 13th century A.D.
Major tourist sites in and around Baijinath: Shiva Temple, Ganesh Temple, Parvati Temple, Chandika Temple, Kuber Temple, Surya Temple, Brahma Temple, etc.
When to visit: best time to visit March to June and October to November. June to September is monsoon season. December to February is winter season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Baijnath is not directly connected by railway. Kathgodam railway station is about 160 km away.
Nearest airport: Pantnagar Airport is about 190 km from Baijnath.
Buses: Uttarakhand Roadways buses as well as private operators connect Baijnath to Haldwani, Bhimtal, Almora and Ranikhet.
By road: The distance from Pantnagar to Baijnath is about 190 kilometers via NH109. It takes around 10 hours.
The distance from Kathgodam railway station to Baijnath is about 160 kilometers via NH109. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Almora to Baijnath is about 70 kilometers via Almora-Gopeshwar Rd. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Baijnath is about 430 kilometers via NH9. It takes around 11-12 hours.
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