Bageshwar District
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Bageshwar District

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt




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 which is situated on the confluence of Sarju and Gomati rivers. The city of Bageshwar gets its name from the Bagnath Temple. Bageshwar is known for its scenic beauty, Glaciers, Rivers and Temples.

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

District HeadquartersBageshwar
Population2,49,453
Area2,310 sq.kms
Elevation960 mts
Coordinates29.85°N, 79.77°E
Literacy71.94%
Language SpokenKumaoni and Hindi.
ClothingSummer: 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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