A town rich in both history and atmosphere

Jageshwar a Pilgrimage center and historical town in the Almora district is also an architectural  delight one hundred and twenty four large and small temples built during a span of 1,000 years from 8th to 18th century AD and  over hundred sculptures are under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

A museum  maintained by (ASI)  has an interesting display of sculptures and idols decipher the 25 inscriptions on the walls and pillars of temples that date back to the 7th century AD the temple architecture at jageshwar is of the nagara style with tall curvilinear spires surmounted by a cape stone and a kalash crown

The town is steeped in the lore of lord Shiva nageshwar temple one of the twelve jyotirlingas is believed to be located here the main temple of jageshwar is dedicated to bal (child) Shiva and there is another temple dedicated to virddh (Old) Shiva other temples are dedicated to jageshwar mahadev mrityunjay mabhadev and the nav- grahas nine planets the sage adi Shankaracharya visited jageshwar and is supposed to have renovated and re established many temples before leaving for Kedarnath the pilgrimage to jageshwar is considered as sacred as Badrinath and Kedarnath locals caught in legal tangles solicit the help and blessings of the gods at the nearby temple of golu devta they place photocopies of their legal documents before the deity a kund (pool) and  a cave nearby are oft visited by tourists jageshwar is surrounded by pristine deodar forests it is about 65 km from the binsar wildlife sanctuary and 35 km from the town of almora

GOOD TO KNOW:  The nearest railhead is at kathgodam approx 120 km away