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Best Places to Visit in Bageshwar in 2018

  • The city of Bageshwar is situated on the confluence of river Sarayu and Gomati in the state of Uttarakhand. The name of this city is derived from “Byagreshwar”. ‘Byagra’ means Tiger and ‘Ishwar’ means God. Every temple here has a tale to tell. One of the famous temples of Bageshwar is the Baijnath temple. The magnificent idols of Shiva and Parvati are the main attractions of this place.

    A visit to some of these temples will offer an experience that is both profound and serene. Some of the popular ones include Kukuda Mai temple, Trijugi Narayan temple, Veni Mahadev temple and Radha Krishna temple. Pandusthal which is said to be the battleground of the Pandavas and the Kauravas is a must visit. It is about 25 kms from Bageshwar. Vijaypur, which is about 30 kms from here, is known for its panoramic view of the Himalayas.

    Pindari glacier, Sunderdhunga glaciers, Kaphni and Namik glaciers offer a magnificent view apart from providing a trekking adventure. As these treks are not simple, one has to be in good shape at all times. Apart from this, one can visit Nainital which is about 136 kms from here. It is the nearest railway station to Bageshwar. One can reach this place by road, rail and by air. The nearest airport is at Pantnagar which is about 180 kms away.

     

  • 01 Trishul Peak

    Trishul Peak
    Image Credit : Trishul Peak

    There are a few peaks in the Garhwal and Kumaoni Himalayas that are as pretty and majestic as the Trishul Peak. The peak is so called because is presents not one but three distinct faces and facets of the mountain that can be clearly seen with the naked eye. It is the main meeting place where skiing enthusiasts gather for annual skiing events and competitions.

    The Trishul Peak is situated in the Kumaaon region. The peak rises to a level of 23,940ft and is the prettiest sight in the Himalayan Ranges where skiing is practiced professionally. The peak is also encircled by a national park and also has the Roopkund Lake at its base. Trishul peak is the perfect place to visit in Auli.



  • 02 Kafni Glacier Trek

    Kafni Glacier Trek
    Image Credit : Kafni Glacier Trek

    Kafni glacier is located southwards of Nanda Kot hill and on the Eastern side of the Pindar canyon. This tranquil and pleasant place has a unique charm which makes it a hotspot for tourists. It is rich in flora and fauna.

    Some of the famous Himalayan peaks near to Kafni glacier include Nandakot, 6860 meters and Nandabhanar, 6236 meters. The trek to Kafni glacier is at a distance of 12 kilometers from Diwali through Byali udayar, which is 8 kilometers from Diwali. The canyon is broader as compared to the Pindar and is blessed with spectacular natural beauty.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4000 m



    Top Things To Do in Kafni Glacier Trek

  • 03 Kausani

    Kausani
    Image Credit : Kausani

    Kausani is one of the most breathtaking hill stations in India, located 53km north of Almora in the state of Uttarakhand. This alluring sea of hills and valleys is located 1890 meters above sea level and offers a 350km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. Kausani is frequently visited all year round for its Tea Garden and the massive wide panoramic view that it offers the ardent trekker and photographer of the mighty Himalayas. There are many other attractions near Kausani such as Rudradhari waterfall, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery and anashakti ashram among many other well known places you can see with your loved ones on your next trip here!

    Distance from Delhi: 407km

    Best time to visit: March to May

    Attractions: Baijnath Temple, Kausani tea estate, Someshwar, Ridhradhari falls and caves, Pinnath

    Activities: Ashram visit, Heritage walks, Trekking, Sightseeing