Altitude: 1870 mSTD Code: 05962PIN Code: 263682Famous for/as: PilgrimBest Season: Apr – Jun, Sep – NovWeather: Summer 12 to 28°C, Winter -2 to 15°CLanguages: Garhwali, HindiSituated around 35 km From Almora, Jageshwar is one of he most important religious places of Hindus and is believed to be the abode of one of the Twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’. The great temple complex is situated in a narrow and beautiful valley covered with Deodar Trees. Two streams Nandini and Surabhi flow down the hills and meet near the sacread spot. There are 124 temples and hundreds of magnificent statues of exquisite craftsmanship.
The main temples of Jageshwar include Dandeshwar Temple, Chandi-ka-Temple, Jageshwar Temple, Kuber Temple, Mritunjaya Temple, Nau Durga, Nava-grah Temple, Pyramidal shrine, and Surya Temple. Mrityunjaya Temple is the oldest and Dandeshwar Temple is the largest shrine of Jageshwar.
Catch a glimpse of the highly impressive mage of Ganesha and life-sized Dwarapalas (door guardians) outside the Jagannath temple.
Tarun Jageshwar is one of the principal temples situated in the temple premises. The temple has two Dwarapalas (door guardians) in the form of the armed Nandi and Skandi.
Sri Mahamritunjaya Mahadev:
The Mahamrityunjay Temple is the largest and oldest temple in the Jageshwar temple complex. This temple of Shiva is eastern. The unique Linga has an eye shaped opening.
Sri Briddha or Budha Jageshwar:
This temple is situated 3 km. North of Jageshwar. This temple is situated at the top of the hill and comes after a uphill trek. It is contemporary to Jageshwar group of temples.
Pushti Devi or Pushti Bhagawati Maa:
It is the temple of Goddess Devi. The temple enshrines the full Murti of the Goddess This temple is situated in the Jageshwar main premises.
The Archeological Museum run by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), houses idols and statues removed from Jageshwar shrine dating 9 th to 13 th century AD.
Activities in Jageshwar
Nature walks, Bird watching, Trekking, Exploring caves: Splendid view of Himalayan snow mountains from Vriddha Jageshwar.
Fairs and Festivals in Jageshwar
- The Jageshwar Monsoon Festival is held between 15 July to 15 August during the Hindu calendar month of Shravan.
- The annual Maha Shivratri Mela takes place during spring and has an inmportant place in the calendar of the entire region.
Where to Stay
Besides the tourist rest house (KMVN) there are many hotels & lodges to suit every budget.
Places near Jageshwar
Almora, Binsar, Chaukhutia, Dwarahat, Ranikhet.
- Delhi to Jageshwar: 359 km
By Road: Jageshwar is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India.
By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Jageshwar situated at a distance of 125 km.