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"The Temple City"

Jageshwar Tourism

Jageshwar, is a small town in Uttarakhand is like a town carved exquisitely for temples. The biggest temple out of the lot of the 124 temples here, is the one that is the most visited, the Jageshwar Mahadev Temple is situated on the Jataganga Valley.

Mostly built in the 9th century, the temples are exceptionally well preserved here. The long and short of Jageshwar then remains, that if you're an archaeological geek, with a thing for exploring the deeply seated mythological beliefs that for the root of the Indian culture, the place will leave you feeling enchanted, with an unquenchable thirst of exploring beyond.

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How to Reach Jageshwar

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Jageshwar has direct road links from Pithoragarh, Haldwani, Almora and Kathgodam. The nearest rail head is Kathgodam, located around 125 km away. State transport buses and private jeeps and taxis regularly ply to and fro Jageshwar. 

How to reach Jageshwar by flight

Pantnagar airport is the closest airport at a distance of about 150 km. Public and private transport options are available to commute to Jageshwar very easily.

How to reach Jageshwar by road

Jageshwar is the most easily accessible town in district Almora, with buses, rented cab services readily available. The nearest connecting cities are those of Ranikhet at 83 km, Binsar at 54 km and Kausani at 84 km.

How to reach Jageshwar by train

The Kathgodam railway station at a distance of 90 km is the connecting station. Major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow are accessible from here. Taxis are easily available for hire from the Kathgodam railway station.

Local transport in Jageshwar

The commuting is mostly done by locally hired cabs and taxis. Since Jageshwar is a small town to explore, make sure to map your route before hand to avoid being charged exorbitantly by the cab drivers.

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FAQs on Jageshwar

What is famous about Jageshwar?

An important centre for meditation. Ekamukhalinga can be seen here which is one of the rarest specimens in India.

What is not so good about Jageshwar?

Temple town with fewer prospects for sightseeing. Has no luxury stay and eating out options.

Who should visit Jageshwar?

Jageshwar is an ideal destination for people who are looking for a relaxing vacation full of tranquillity in a calm environment. It is also a famous hill station known for yoga and meditation. It also attracts a significant number of religious people as it is one of the most visited pilgrimage centres in the Kumaon region. 

What is the best time to visit Jageshwar?

April to June, September to November are the best months to visit Jageshwar. The spring and early monsoons are the best time to visit Jageshwar, merely for the pleasant day and night weather, which are favourable for the extensive travelling around the area for sightseeing and further exploration. The two popular festivals of the chief deity Shiva are also held during the same seasons. The Shivratri Mela takes place during the spring, while the Jageshwar Festival, in monsoons, is a vibrant affair, attracting visitors and natives alike.
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What is the local food in Jageshwar?

Jageshwar is a small town in district Almora, with more of regional food joints and dhabas, offering local, Indian, and popular cuisines at affordable prices. Formal dining is not available in the town, but you can be sure to enjoy a hearty meal with a picturesque backdrop. Fir a filling serving of aloo-puri, you can visit the dhaba right next to the popular Tara Photo Shop. The peeli daal (yellow lentils) with basmati rice, which is a variety of long fragrant rice. . Those with an incurable sweet tooth, rejoice. The Almora district, where Jageshwar is situated is home to some very authentic desserts of the country. The locally popular desserts are the balmithai, made from milk and cane sugar, covered in small sugar balls and khoya singori, made from milk and wrapped in maalu leaves. The dining experience in Jageshwar may be limited to a few local cuisines, but for what they lose in quantity, they make up for in quality.
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What is the best way to reach Jageshwar?

Jageshwar has direct road links from Pithoragarh, Haldwani, Almora and Kathgodam. The nearest rail head is Kathgodam, located around 125 km away. State transport buses and private jeeps and taxis regularly ply to and fro Jageshwar. 
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What are the places near Jageshwar?

The top places near to Jageshwar are Nainital which is 45 km from Jageshwar, Almora which is located 17 km from Jageshwar, Mukteshwar which is located 25 km from Jageshwar, Auli which is located 105 km from Jageshwar, Naukuchiatal which is located 40 km from Jageshwar

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Kumar Kislay

5 years ago
- Jageshwar is basically a temple town, with less prospects for sight seeing unless you are interested in the whole religion meets history meets architecture scene.
- Since the place has nearly no (Read More) luxury stay and eating out options, you may want to consider packing your travel essentials and some dry food as well for longer journeys.
- Do not carry too much cash with you, especially during local festival times, to avoid major losses in case of any theft.
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