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.


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
Area2,310 sq.kms
Elevation960 mts
Coordinates29.85°N, 79.77°E
Language SpokenKumaoni and Hindi.
ClothingSummer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

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