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Baijnath, Bageshwar Overview

A beautiful ancient town tucked in the eastern half of the Garhwal Himalayas, Baijnath is popular for the Baijnath Temple and other ancient temples, a lot of which are now in ruins. Situated in the easternmost corner of Uttarakhand on the banks of River Gomti Baijnath is a wonderful little town with rich history and heritage. The famous capital of the Katyuri Kingdom in the medieval era of Indian history, Baijnath today is full of ruins belonging to that by gone era with the crowning jewel being the Baijnath Temple.

The temple which is the heartbeat of the town and its most glorious possession. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built around the 12th century. The temple has stood the test of time remarkably well and is well preserved till date. It makes for an excellent excursion trip for people staying at Kausani and Almora.

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Best Time To Visit Baijnath

The best time to visit Baijnath is from October till March when the weather ranges from cold to pleasant and makes it comfortable for sightseeing. The winter can get very chilly especially during the night, so adequate layers of woolens would be required. The town of Baijnath looks marvelous in the winters with its freshness intact for the monsoons and the warm sunlight making life comfortable and pleasant.

Traveling Around Baijnath

Travelling within the town is mainly by foot and car.

Stay Near Baijnath

Kausani offers great accommodation options offered by the Tourist Reception Center in the town. One can find accommodation of various budget sizes.

Sightseeing Around Baijnath

Baijnath temple, is a must visit attraction in Baijnath, and is the place around which most of the town's hustle bustle revolves. Also visit the Kot ka Mandir here and maybe even some ancient ruins that a glorious history carelessly left behind.

Shopping At Baijnath

Shop for hand-knitted shawls, stoles and sweaters. Also, shop for tea at Puran Singh tea store right outside the tea factory in Kausani.

Local Experiences At Baijnath

Baijnath was the capital of Katyuri Kingdom and was once a thriving place being here you can revisit the ancient ruins and experience the ancient charm.

Food At Baijnath

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Restaurants Near Baijnath

Yogi and Garden Restaurant in Kausani.

Sample Itinerary For Baijnath

After reaching Kasauni, continue your trip through Bageshwar to reach Baijnath. While here there is no way you do not visit the Baijnath temple, which is the centre of the town's religious and tourism scene. Also visit the Kot ka Mandir. One could follow these with day trips to Kausani and Almora.

Trivia About Baijnath

It was once known as Kartikeypura, the capital of Katyuri Kingdom.

Tips For Visiting Baijnath

Avoid the monsoons for traveling to Baijnath.

How to reach Baijnath

  • Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar airport which is located at a distance of 180 km from Baijnath. One can easily avail cabs or catch a bus on the Almora route for Baijnath.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is at Kathgodam which is 150 km away from Baijnath. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus towards Baijnath.

  • Road: Bageshwar district in which Baijnath lies is well connected by motor able road to all parts of Uttarakhand. One can easily get buses and taxis fro Baijnath from Rishikesh, Kathgodam, Almora and Nainital.

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