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The Abode of Shiva in the Himalayas

A June 2008 trip to Uttarakhand by mlvk

The Temples of Jageshwar Photo, Kumaon, India More Photos
Quote: A day trip to the 10th century temple complex at Jageshwar, near Almora in Uttarakhand (formerly Uttaranchal) in India.

The Temples of Jageshwar

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Attraction | "Jageshwar- Ancient Temple Complex"

The Temples of Jageshwar Photo, Kumaon, India
Tucked away among the hills covered with deodhar trees, we visited the 10th-12th century temple complex of Jageshwar. The drive from the hill-station of Almora (around 35 km) was peaceful & picturesque all along, through winding mountain roads and villages. We came to a junction with Jageshwar & Vriddha Jageshwar on the sign-boards. Jageshwar is where the main temple complex is located, whereas Vriddha Jageshwar offers some good views of the Kumaon Himalayas (on clear days), and has a small temple.As we approached the main temple site, we first came across a smaller complex of Dandeshwar, which we mistook for the main one. I was a tad disappointed to see such few shrines there, but the pries...Read More

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The Temples of Jageshwar
35 km from Almora
Kumaon, India