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.
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.
|Area||2310 sq kms|
|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.|