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Bageshwar - land of the Tiger OR Tiger God OR Land of Lord Shiva

The stunningly beautiful tourist destination of Bageshwar, believed to be blessed by none other than God Shiva, is situated in the eastern Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. Beautifully located on the banks of two renowned rivers -- Gomati and Saryu – the tourist place of Bagaeshwar enjoys great religious, cultural and historical import. No wonder, it is much thronged by the visitors from all over India and beyond.

Bageshwar has several ancient temples belonging to the various incarnations of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati dating back to 10th century AD. It is said that Bageshwar frees people from the continuing cycle of life and deaths. The Nilaparvat at Bageshwar– the residence of the 33 crore Hindu Gods -- is picturesquely situated between the two rivers - Saryu and Gomti. Nilaparvat enjoys more spiritual value than even the Vindhyancha, and it is believed that those who breathe their last between the Suraj Kund and the Agni Kund achieve nirvana at the feet of God Shiva.

History & Myths

Legends suggest that Markandey -- a highly venerated sage – lived at Bageshwar. He meditated days and nights long to appease Lord Shiva and get his blessings. Much impressed, Lord Shiva often paid his devotee visits during nights in the disguise of a 'Bagh' (Tiger).

Attractions

Bageshwar has several attractions with Baijnath ,Pindari Glacier & Sunderdunga Glaciers being some of them.

Baijnath

The former capital of the erstwhile Katyuri Dynasty, Baijnath is located at a distance of 26 kms from Bageshwar, 19kms from Kausani and 81kms from Almora. Baijnath is much famous for its cultural and historical value. It is also well-known for its delicately carved and sculptured temples built by the Katyuri Kings.

These are some of the finest creations of the western Himalayas. A tour to this place reveals the remains and ruins of the ancient glorious Katyuri kings lie at the banks of the Gomti River in the form of handful of temples, the most famous being the temple of the Goddess Parvati that houses a beautiful idol of the Goddess, made delicately with black stone.

Pindari & Sunderdunga Glacier

Another attraction of Bagehwar from the tourism viewpoint, the Pindari Glacier maybe is the most famous trekking route in the Kumaon region. The lovely trail offers a 90 km (56 mile) round-trip trek which is pretty easy and comfortable to conclude in five days all the while enjoying the amazing beauty of the fast changing landscapes of the region. Sunderdunga Glacier is another Trekking attractions Of This Region.Along the west Of Pindari Valley this Trekking route is Covered with Eternal snow Peaks like Pwalidwar,Tharkot .Blessed with NaturalBounties This trekking route is easily accessible.
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