“The Temple City"

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.

How to Reach Jageshwar

Jageshwar by Air
Travelling by air is regarded as one of the fastest means to reach the city. The closest airport is situated in the city of Pantnagar and is 150 km away. Flights from different cities, such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kochi, Delhi and Ahmadabad are available at regular intervals. Different airlines, such as Kingfisher, Air India and many more, help in making the journey quite comfortable for the travelers. From the airport, visitors can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach the beautiful city of Jageshwar.

Jageshwar by railways
Tourists travelling to Jageshwar can reach the town with the help of nearest railway station that lies at a distance of 125 km. The Kathgodam railhead is linked with all the major cities of India. Frequent train service from different cities makes it possible for the tourists to enjoy a comfortable journey. Being an important way of travelling to the city, trains usually remain full; therefore it is always better to book the tickets in advance. From the station, taxis and buses are readily available which helps the tourists to reach Jageshwar.

Jageshwar by Road
A huge network of roads helps in connecting the city with other towns and states that lie in the vicinity. State owned buses help the travelers to reach Jageshwar from Pithorgarh, Haldwani and Almora. The town of Almora is located at a distance of about 37 km from Almora. Bus services offered by private bus operators also ply at regular intervals and help the tourists in their journey.

Jageshwar Weather
December to February- The days are cool with an average temperature of around 15°C. The nights are extremely chilly and the temperature drops down 4°C. Cool winds blow during this season and snowfall can also be witnessed sometimes.

April to June- The days are warm and the average temperature is around 30°C. The nights are comparatively chilly, as the temperature falls down to 15°C. Rainfall can occur during summer season as well.

July to September- The heat levels drop down further with the arrival of monsoon season. Heavy showers are received during most of the days, thus making rain gears a necessity for travelling comfortably here.

Restaurants 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.

Baba's Cake
Baba Cakes is a simple, decorated shed that serves some tasteful food with a homely feel. You can enjoy a good time here.The serve some delicious Thalis as well.
Binsar Road, Kasar Devi, Almora 263601, India.

Mohan's Retreat
There is no better way to enjoy a pleasant evening than with some music, good food and lovely ambience. All this, plus the delightful view, just makes it a lovely experience.
Binsar Almora road, Binsar, India.

Lali's Inn and Restaurant
A nice cute shop that offers sumptuous regional food, do try the Cheese Sandwiches and Onion Paranthas.
Main Road, Almora, India.

Godawari Restaurant
This place is about 3-4 kms away from Almora and is beautifully decorated with flowers. You can enjoy a nice meal here either inside or outside. The food is exquisite because it is home made with fresh ingredients. The quick service just adds to the nice experience here.
Almora Kosi Bypass Road, Almora, India.

Places to visit and things to do in Jageshwar
Jageshwar Mahadev
Jageshwar Mahadev is one of the renowned temples having armed statues of Nandi and Skandi. People visit this temple to worship Lord Shiva in the form of Nagesh/Jageshwar. It is located on the beautiful Jataganga valley and is designed with exquisite craftsmanship. It is the most visited place in the city and attracts lots of pilgrims. The main temple is devoted to the child form of the Hindu Lord Shiva. This medieval temple is placed in the dense Deodar forest which provides scenic views to people coming here.

Dandeshwar Shiv Temple
Dandeshwar Shiv Temple Complex lies upstream from the Jageshwar temple complex. This complex is in a dilapidated condition and has a stone lingam.

Sri Mahamritunjaya Mahadev
Sri Mahamritunjaya Mahadev is an ancient temple which is considered as one of the largest temples in the Jageshwar temple complex. People worship the Shiv Linga which has an eye shaped opening.

Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum, maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, houses yet another exquisite collection of the anciently carved idols and old world representations of the deities.

With galleries containing pieces dating back to the 9th and 13th century AD, the most prominent figures are those of Uma-Maheshwar (regional names for Parvati-Shiva) and the Sun god and the Nav Graha, or the nine planets, that figure as gods in the Hindu mythology. The museum is undoubtedly worth a visit, not only for those who belong to the religion, or are intrigued by its complexities, but by everyone who wants to know the true roots of the third largest religion in the world. The most noteworthy figure is of one of the rulers of the area, Pona Raja, who is still well respected and remembered in the region.

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