Bageshwar District


Bageshwar District

About Bageshwar

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Bageshwar district is in the eastern Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, and is bounded on the west and northwest by Chamoli District, on the northeast and east by Pithoragarh District, and on the south by Almora District. The town Bageshwar is the district headquarters. Nanda Devi festival is celebrated here, during which devotees from all over India visit this place.


History

During the reign of the Chands, the Shiva temple was constructed at Bageshwar. Legend has it that when repeated attempts to install a Shiv Linga proved futile, it was Shri Manorath Pandey of Palayn village who succeeded in installing the idol after performing penance on the Shivratri. From then onwards, a massive fair is held on Shivratri each year to commemorate the event.


General Information

Bageshwar District Map

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District HeadquartersBageshwar
Population2,49,453
Area2310 sq kms
Altitude960 m
Latitude 29.84° N
Longitude 79.77° E
Literacy 71.94%
Language Kumauni and Hindi
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How to reach

The nearest airport for Bageshwar is Pantnagar (206 kms)
Nearest rail head is Kathgodam (180 kms)
Bageshwar is well connected by road to major towns and cities. There is nearly 1 direct bus plying between Haldwani to Bageshwar. These buses are State Transport Bus etc. The minimum time a bus takes to reach Bageshwar from Haldwani is 4 hrs.

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