Situated on the confluence of river Saryu and Gomti, the town of Bageshwar is surrounded by mountains. It is located in the Bageshwar district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. The picturesque landscape, crystal glaciers, important rivers, temples and well known trekking routes makes Bageshwar one of the most visited places. The place has a rich religious and historical significance. One can find mention of this city in the ancient Hindu Puranas and scriptures. The place is considered to be the ‘land of Shiva’, a renowned deity of the Hindus. The Bagnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is believed to have emerged in the form of a tiger in this place. Ancient inscription on the walls of the temple have questioned the period of existence of the temple as mentioned by the experts. Huge crowd of devotees gather during the auspicious festival of Shivaratri in the local temples. The Baijnath temple is another shrine devoted to Lord Shiva. Other notable temples are Chandika and Sriharu temple.
The beautiful Kanda and magnificent Kausani located few miles away from Bageshwar are a treat to the eyes of the nature lovers. The trekking routes in this region can tickle your spirit of adventure. Trek to Pindari Glacier, Sunderdhunga Glacier, Kaphni Glacier and Namik Glacier Trek are worth mentioning.