Baijanth (17 kms) The most important historical center of
Uttarkashi, Baijnath on the bank of Gomati
river was known as Karttikeyapur in ancient times . The small
township of Baijnath still hides within its fold the legacy of
its glorious history. The houses have intricately carved wooden
doors and windows which are live example of art and architecture
that was born here. The small township nestled in the valley
also has a number of exquisitely carved temples along the Gomti
The magnificent image of goddess Parvati in the sentum of the
main temple, the images still shines as they were almost a
thousand years before. .
Kanda (63 kms.) from Kausani, is a picturesque place
where every inch promises a fresh song of nature. An ancient
temple of Bhadrakali adds to the scenic grandeur of the place.
Someshwar (10 kms) from Kausani is famous for Shiva
Temple and is belived to have been founded by Raja Soma Chand. A
fine example of Katyuri art is the centre of important festival
of Shivratri in March.
Jageshwar (82 kms.) from Kausani, is a cluster of ancient
temples from 8th to 12th century A.D. The complex consisting of
124 temples and hundreds of statues is not merely famous for its
exquisite craftsmanship but also for its Swayambhu Lingum named
Naagesh. The main temples are dedicated to Maha Mrityunjaya,
Mahisasur Mardini, Kedarnath, Baleshwar, Surya, Navagraha,
Mahakali, and Navdurga.
Jageshwar is amongst the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and Aadi
meditated here. Vridha Jageshwar, 12 km from here by motorable
road is the source of Jata Ganga river. Jageshwar, apart from
its countryside, it also offers imposing view of Hiriya Shikhar
Uttar Vrindavan is enroute to Jageshwar and is close to
proximity. It is 3 km beyond Panuwa Naula on the left hand side.
The Uttar Vrindavan Ashram of Mirtola was established in 1929 by
Yashoda Ma, spouse of Dr. G.N. Charkravarty, first Vice
Chancellor of Lucknow University and her disciple Krishna Prem.
The present temple was constructed in 1937.
Bageshwar (40 kms.), Situated on the confluence of two
sacred rivers, Saryu and Gomti, Bageshwar is an important centre
for Shiva worshippers. It is known that Markendaya Muni lived
here and Lord Shiva wandered in the form of a tiger in this holy
tract. The present 'Bagnath' (bagh means tiger) temple located
here was constructed by the king Laxmi Chand in 1602 A.D. In
close proximity is the old temple of Vaneshwar as well as the
recently constructed Bhairav temple.
The various statues in the temples dates back to 7th century
A.D. to 16th century A.D. This town is not only famous for the
Baghnath temple but also for the Uttarayani fair held on the
confluence of the sacred rivers, in mid January every year.
Bageshwar is also base camp for trekkers going to Pindari,
Kafani and Sunderdhunga glaciers. The rugged beauty of these
glaciers is a breath taking sight