Nestled on the on the banks of Gomti in Gruda Valley, Baijnath Temple is a venerable shrine of Uttarakhand. The temple is stationed 16.5 km from Kausani and is believed to have been built by Kumaon Katyuri King in 1150 A.D. Dedicated to lord Shiva, Baijnath Temple is actually a temples’ complex. The sacred place lures numerous devotees as Lord Shiva and Parvati were married on the conflux of River Gomti and Garur Ganga.
It is believed that the remarkable temple was built in a day and imbibes faith and spirituality in itself. Apart from main complex, there are certain sites which are equally revered by the natives. Lord Shiva dwells at the Baijnath Temple in the form of Vaidyanatha, the Lord of Physicians. Baijnath, a village nearby derives its name from the temple. Apart from stunning view, the town offers a serene blend of beauty and reverence to one’s senses & soul.
How to Reach Baijnath Temple?
If you are planning to visit Baijnath Temple to quench your spiritual aspirations, the temple is 16.5 km from Kausani and can be easily accessed by local transit mediums. However, those who wish to travel by air, Pantnagar Airport (189.5 km) is the nearest airport. And, Kathgodam is the nearest railway station (155.5 km).
Places to visit nearby Baijnath Temple
There are other places to visit nearby Baijnath Temple. The popular amongst others is Bhagwati Mata Kot Bhramri Devi Temple or (Kot ka Mandir). Garur is the main market which is thronged by tourists for shopping.
Best Time to visit Baijnath Temple
The weather in Baijnath remains pleasant during the months of March to May whereas the temperature ranges between 15-2 degree Celsius in the months of November to January. Thus, September to May is the best time to visit Baijnath Temple.