Jageshwar is a Hindu Pilgrimage. It is located in Almora district, Uttarakhand, India. Jageshwar is located in Kumaon region of Uttarkhand. This place is famous for temples dates back to 9th to 13th century. Town consists of 124 large and small stone temples. It is place of one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Major festivals celebrates in this place are Jageshwar Monsoon Festival and Maha Shivratri Mela. Other name of this city is Temple city.
Temples of Jageshwar belongs to Pre- Medieval era and Post Gupta Era, according to Archaeological Survey of India. Based on this analysis temples of this place are 2500 years ago temples. In the temple complex of Jageshwar, once there were 400 temples but now visitors can see only 108 temples.
What to see in Jageshwar:
Jageshwar Temple: Lord Shiva Worshipped here in the form of Child. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva meditated here. When Lord to come to meditate here all the women wants to catch him, so all the men are jealous of this scene. To control the situation Lord took the form of a child.
Dandeshwar Temple: In the kumaon region, this is the biggest and largest temple. Major attraction of this temple is Dancing Shiva made out of rock which belongs to 18th century.
Vriddha Jageshwar: Lord Shiva can be seen in the form of age old person.
Vinayak Kshetra: This is the starting temple of Jageshwar.
Jhanker Sam Mahadev: It is believed that at this place Lord Shiva meditated. When Shiva was meditating demos try to disturb him then God Jhanker Sam sent his Ganas to kill demons.
Pushti Devi Temple: Other name of this temple is Pushti Bhagawati Maa Temple. Goddess Devi is worshipped here. It is located in the main premises of Jageshwar.
Kot Ling Mahadev: It is believed that Lord Shiva originally selected this place for meditation. This is 2kms away from Jageshwar Temple. Small Mountain is located here. Trekking activity leads to this temple.
Mahamrityunjaya Temple: This is the oldest temple in the temple complex. Entrance of this temple is so unique. It is in eye shape. Mahamrityunjaya Chant can be heard in this temple.
Archaeological Museum: Museum consists of 194 sculpture dates back to 13th century. Major sculptures are Navagraha, Surya and Uma Maheshwar Sculptures. Other attractive sculpture is Pona Raja. He was the local king. Raja is most respectable in Kumaon region.
What to see around Jageshwar:
Chitai Temple: Temple is dedicated to Golu Devta an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav. Thousands of bells can be seen in the temple. To fulfil the wishes, devotees donate brass bells to the Lord. It is located 29kms away from the town.
Binsar: This place is famous for Lord Shiva temple. Spectacular view of Nanda Devi is possible from here. It is located 54kms away from the town.
Getting to Jageshwar: Jageshwar is well connected with road. Plenty of buses come to this place from several cities. One bus route is through Kathgodam and Haldwani and other route is through Jim Corbett National Park. Nearest railway station is located at Kathgodam which is 128kms away from the town. Buses and Taxis are available to reach the town from Kathgodam. Nearest airport is located at Pantnagar which is 165kms away from the town.
Getting around Jageshwar: Temples of the village can be explored on foot. Taxis and buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Jageshwar.
Best time to visit Jageshwar: Best time to visit this place is from March to June and from September to November.
Where to stay in Jageshwar: Only few accommodations are available to stay in Jageshwar. Few Guest houses, a hotel, a forest lodge and a tourist rest house are available in Jageshwar.
Where to eat in Jageshwar: Only limited eateries are available to have food in this place. Famous foods of this place are Thalis and aloo Puri.