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: round the year
How to reach
Nearest railway station: Kathgodam railway station about 160 km from Baijnath.
Nearest airport: Pantnagar Airport, in Pantnagar about 190 km from Baijnath.
Buses: Buses available from Haldwani, Bhimtal, Almora and Ranikhet by the 'Kumaun Darshan' service of Uttarakhand Transport Corporation.
By road: The distance from Pantnagar to Baijnath is 190 kilometers via NH109. It takes around 10 hours.
The distance from Kathgodam railway station to Baijnath is 160 kilometers via NH109. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Almora to Baijnath is 70 kilometers via Almora-Gopeshwar Rd. It takes around 2-3 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Baijnath is 430 kilometers via NH9. It takes around 11-12 hours.
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