Bageshwar district is situated in the Uttarakhand State of India. Legends believe that lord Shiva visited Bageshwar in the form of a Tiger ( Bagh ) hence the district got it name as the Land of the Tiger ( Bageshwar ).
Bageshwar was carved out of Almora and lies at the confluence of the Saryu and Gomti rivers. Bageshwar city is the headquarters of the district. It is situated at an altitude of 3294 ft above sea level approx.
Bageshwar has a population of around 2,59,898 people living in an area of around 2302 sq kms. The population density is around 110.
Literacy rate in Bageshwar is around 80%.
Pincode - 263642
STD code - 05963
Average temperature - 2°C to 38°C
Bageshwar tehsils - 3 - Garud, Kapkot, Kanda , Bageshwar
Bageshwar villages - 860 approx
Bageshwar is also known as the Varanasi of the North.
Bageshwar has its share of ancient temples which hold a a lot of religious and spiritual significance. They are the Baghnath Temple, Baijnath Temple, Chandika Temple and Gauri Udhiyar.
Pandusthal or the legendary battlefield of Mahabharata epic can also found in Bageshwar. Vijaypur and Kanda hill resorts in Bageshwar are a nature's paradise and are surrounded with high snow covered peaks, beautiful valleys and scenic surroundings.
Bageshwar also offers many trekking opportunities for the tourists in the Pindari Glacier and the Sunderdhunga Glacier.
PantNagar Airport of PantNagar in UdhamSingh Nagar is the nearest airport at a distance of 206 kms and Kathgodam is the nearest railway station at a distance of 180 km. Buses are also available from nearby cities to the place. Bageshwar is 90kms from Almora.
Cotton in summer and heavy woolens in winter is advisable. The summer season extends from March to July. The winter season is from September to Febraury.