Jageshwar is a small Hindu pilgrimage town located at an altitude of 1870 m (6135 ft) in the Jataganga River valley. Jageshwar is also known as temple town. There are around 124 stone temples and shrines dated to the 7-13th century AD. The temple complex is set in the forest, 4 km (3 mi) from Jageshwar and 38 km (23 mi) from Almora. The main temples are: Dandeshwar Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Surya Temple, Kuber Temple, Chandi ka Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nanda Devi Temple and the Kuber Temple.
Other tourist sites: Airavat Gufa (cave), Mritola Ashram, Archeological Museum, Patal Bhuvaneshwar Caves, etc.
When to visit: best time to visit is March to June and September to November.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Jageshwar is not directly connected by railway. Kathgodam station is about 125 km away. Kathgodam is well connected by train with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata.
Nearest airport: Pantnagar airport is about 150 km away.
Buses: Uttarakhand Roadways buses as well as private operators connect Jageshwar to the major cities in North India. Jageshwar is well linked with destinations like Haldwani, Pithogarh, Almora.
By road: The distance from Pantnagar airport to Jageshwar is about 155 km via NH109. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Kathgodam to Jageshwar is about 125 km via NH109. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Jageshwar is about 398 km via NH9. It takes around 10-11 hours.
The distance from Almora to Jageshwar is about 136 km via Almora - Barechhina Rd and Almora Pithoragarh Rd/Pithoragarh-Almora Rd. It takes around 1 hour.
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